Mariana Cattaneo

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Granule-bound starch synthase (GBSS) is the primary enzymeresponsible for the synthesis of amylose in amyloplasts of cereal endospermcells. In bread wheat there are three structural genes (Wx-A1, Wx-B1,and Wx-D1) encoding for isoforms of GBSS. The loss of one or moreGBSS isoforms results in the reduction (partial-waxy) or absence (waxy) of amylose in the(More)
Department of Cardiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway; Medicina 3, Ospedale San Paolo. Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy; Université Pierre et Marie Curie-INSERM U 937 Institut de Cardiologie Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière (APHP) 47-83, Bd de l’hopital, 75013, Paris,(More)
Although successful in reducing urea levels, the use of oral microcapsules containing a urease-silica adduct and a zirconium phosphate ion exchanger result in a number of problems, including a negative calcium balance. In this study, it is demonstrated that the use of microcapsules containing a urease-zeolite preparation may be a potential route to urea(More)
An increasing number of patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, especially coronary artery disease (CAD), are treated with aspirin and/or clopidogrel for the prevention of major adverse events. Unfortunately, there are no specific, widely accepted recommendations for the perioperative management of patients receiving antiplatelet therapy. Therefore,(More)
Clinical outcomes of bone allograft procedures may be improved by modifying the surface of the graft with an osteoconductive biopolymeric coating. In this comparative in vitro study, we evaluated the dimensional stability, mechanical strength, hydrophilicity, and water uptake of biodegradable foams of poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) and poly(d,l-lactic-co(More)
Cyclodextrins, macrocyclic carbohydrates with apolar internal cavities, can form complexes with, and solubilize many normally water-insoluble compounds. Ferrocene and its derivatives, tetrathiafulvalene and tetramethylbenzidine, can function as redox mediators, but are insoluble in water; when they are complexed with cyclodextrins, they can be used in(More)
A chemiluminescence fiber optic system coupled to flow injection analysis (FIA) and ion exchange chromatography has been developed for determining glucose in blood and urine. Immobilized glucose oxidase acted on beta-D-glucose to produce hydrogen peroxide, which was then reacted with luminol in the presence of ferricyanide to produce a light signal.(More)
Together with flow injection analysis (FIA), a chemiluminescence (CL) fiber optic biosensor system has been developed for determining glutamine in animal cell cultures. Glutaminase (GAH) and glutamate oxidase (GLO) were onto separate porous aminopropyl glass beads via glutaraldehyde activation and packed to form an enzyme column. These two enzymes acted in(More)
35 ANIMALS 35 Rats 36 American Beaver 37 Mink 37 Muskrat 38 European Rabbit 39 European Hare 39 Small Indian Mongoose 40 Red Deer 41 Feral Pigs and Wild Boar 42 Feral Animals in Galapagos 44 House Sparrow 44 Pigeons 45 European Starling 46 Monk Parakeet 47 California Quail 48 Red-eared Slider 49 Teiu Lizard 50 Giant African Snail 51 Big-headed Ant 51 Little(More)