Mariana Bermúdez Moretti

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The Asr gene family (named after abscisic acid, stress and ripening), currently classified as a novel group of the LEA superfamily, is exclusively present in the genomes of seed plants, except for the Brassicaceae family. It is associated with water-deficit stress and is involved in adaptation to dry climates. Motivated by separate reports depicting ASR(More)
Delta-aminolevulinic acid, the precursor of porphyrin biosynthesis has been used to induce the endogenous synthesis of the photosensitiser protoporphyrin IX for photodynamic therapy in the treatment of various tumours. The aim of this work was to characterise the delta-aminolevulinic acid transport system in the murine mammary adenocarcinoma cell line LM3(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae UGA4 gene, which encodes the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and delta-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) permease, is well known to be regulated by the nitrogen source. Its expression levels are low in the presence of a rich nitrogen source but are higher when a poor nitrogen source is used. In addition, GABA can induce UGA4 expression(More)
Delta-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) is the precursor in the biosynthesis of porphyrins. The knowledge of both the regulation of ALA entrance and efflux from the cells and the control of porphyrin biosynthesis is essential to improve ALA-mediated photodynamic therapy. In this work, we studied the regulation of ALA uptake and efflux by endogenously accumulated(More)
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