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Anaerobic Catabolism of Aromatic Compounds: a Genetic and Genomic View
SUMMARY Aromatic compounds belong to one of the most widely distributed classes of organic compounds in nature, and a significant number of xenobiotics belong to this family of compounds. Since manyExpand
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Identification of the flavonoid fraction in saffron spice by LC/DAD/MS/MS: Comparative study of samples from different geographical origins
Abstract The flavonoid fraction in saffron spice has been analysed, for the first time, by LC-DAD-MS/MS ESI and five kaempferol derivatives have been found. Compounds such asExpand
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Crocetin esters, picrocrocin and its related compounds present in Crocus sativus stigmas and Gardenia jasminoides fruits. Tentative identification of seven new compounds by LC-ESI-MS.
Crocetin esters present in saffron (Crocus sativus L.) stigmas and in Gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruit are the compounds responsible for their color. Of the fifteen crocetin esters identified in thisExpand
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The bzd gene cluster, coding for anaerobic benzoate catabolism, in Azoarcus sp. strain CIB.
We report here that the bzd genes for anaerobic benzoate degradation in Azoarcus sp. strain CIB are organized as two transcriptional units, i.e., a benzoate-inducible catabolic operon,Expand
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BzdR, a Repressor That Controls the Anaerobic Catabolism of Benzoate in Azoarcus sp. CIB, Is the First Member of a New Subfamily of Transcriptional Regulators*
In this work, we have studied the transcriptional regulation of the bzd operon involved in the anaerobic catabolism of benzoate in the denitrifying Azoarcus sp. strain CIB. The transcription startExpand
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Synthesis and characterization of microcapsules containing Rubitherm®RT27 obtained by spray drying
Abstract Spray drying was used to encapsulate the paraffin Rubitherm®RT27 with and without carbon nanofibers (CNFs) showing a microencapsulation yield of 63%. Characteristics of microcapsulesExpand
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The hha gene modulates haemolysin expression in Escherichia coli
A mutation in the hha allele results in a large increase in the production of intracellular as well as extracellular haemolysin in Escherichia coli cells harbouring the haemolytic recombinant plasmidExpand
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Microencapsulation of PCMs with a styrene-methyl methacrylate copolymer shell by suspension-like polymerisation
The microencapsulation of phase change materials (PCMs) by a suspension copolymerisation of styrene (St) and methyl methacrylate (MMA) has been studied. The influence of the monomers/paraffin and theExpand
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Antitumor Effects of Saffron-Derived Carotenoids in Prostate Cancer Cell Models
Crocus sativus L. extracts (saffron) are rich in carotenoids. Preclinical studies have shown that dietary intake of carotenoids has antitumor effects suggesting their potential preventive and/orExpand
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Influence of different drying and aging conditions on saffron constituents.
A dehydration postharvesting treatment is necessary to convert Crocus sativus L. stigmas into saffron spice. Three different dehydration treatments were evaluated: dehydration at room temperature;Expand
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