Maria Gabriela Bello Koblitz

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We report here the first analysis of chitinase regulation in Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of the witches' broom disease of cacao. A multivariate statistical approach was employed to evaluate the effect of several variables, including carbon and nitrogen sources and cultivation time, on M. perniciosa non-secreted (detected in mycelium, i.e. in(More)
The enzyme chitinase from Moniliophthora perniciosa the causative agent of the witches' broom disease in Theobroma cacao, was partially purified with ammonium sulfate and filtration by Sephacryl S-200 using sodium phosphate as an extraction buffer. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to determine the optimum pH and temperature conditions. Four(More)
Clinical and experimental studies indicate, that blood transfusion can modify the recipient's immune system. While beneficial to renal allograft survival, these immunomodulating effects may, however, prove detrimental to cancer patients. Recently, an adverse relationship between blood transfusion and cancer recurrence was reported in colon, lung, breast,(More)
Recebido para publicação em 21/10/2008 Aceito para publicação em 25/9/2009 (003889) 1 Departamento de Tecnologia, Colegiado de Engenharia de Alimentos, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana – UEFS, BR 116-Norte, Km 03, CEP 44031-460, Feira de Santana – BA, Brasil, E-mail: mkoblitz@uefs.br *A quem a correspondência deve ser enviada Partial(More)
UNLABELLED This paper proposes a method to enzymatically treat poor-quality cocoa almonds (known as "slate") to ensure the formation of chocolate flavor precursors. The production of flavor precursors improves the quality of these almonds, which are usually responsible for the low quality of the liquor produced. Proteases and carboxypeptidases from(More)
Ganoderma lucidum is a medicinal mushroom with different forms of bioactivity that has been used in popular medicine for centuries. This study aimed to test the application of agricultural wastes (fruit shells, leaves, and bracts) from the endemic Brazilian palm tree Syagrus coronata (licuri) as substrates for the production of G. lucidum basidiomata and(More)
Lung cancer is a common malignancy in men and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in men in the western world. Phenolic cocoa ingredients have a strong antioxidative activity and the potential to have a protective effect against cancer. In the present study, we have evaluated the influence of cocoa beans subjected to different processing(More)
White-rot basidiomycetes are the organisms that decompose lignin most efficiently and Trametes villosa is a promising species for the ligninolytic enzymes production. There are several publications on Trametes villosa applications for lignin degradation regarding the expression and secretion of laccase (Lac) and manganese peroxidase (MnP) but no reports on(More)
Received 10/9/2010 Accepted 16/3/2012 (005048) 1 Laboratório de Enzimologia e Tecnologia de Fermentação, Departamento de Saúde, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana – UEFS, Av. Transnordestina, s/n, Novo Horizonte, CEP 44036-900, Feira de Santana, BA, Brasil, e-mail: sandraassis@uefs.br 2 Labotec, Departamento de Tecnologia, Universidade Estadual de(More)
The present study had as a goal to purify and characterize the lipolytic fraction secreted by a strain of Rhizopus sp. Only 3 steps of purification were necessary to achieve SDS-PAGE homogeneity. One band with 37.5 KDa molecular mass and with 1446 U/ mg specific activity was obtained. The purified fraction presented 2 lipase isoforms; both showed optimum(More)