Rodrigo Simões Ribeiro Leite

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An exo-PG obtained from Penicillium viridicatum in submerged fermentation was purified to homogeneity. The apparent molecular weight of the enzyme was 92 kDa, optimum pH and temperature for activity were pH 5 and 50-55 degrees C. The exo-PG showed a profile of an exo-polygalacturonase, releasing galacturonic acid by hydrolysis of pectin with a high degree(More)
Hemicelluloses are polysaccharides of low molecular weight containing 100 to 200 glycosidic residues. In plants, the xylans or the hemicelluloses are situated between the lignin and the collection of cellulose fibers underneath. The xylan is the most common hemicellulosic polysaccharide in cell walls of land plants, comprising a backbone of xylose residues(More)
An extracellular polygalacturonase was isolated from 5-day culture filtrates of Thermoascus aurantiacus CBMAI-756 and purified by gel filtration and ion-exchange chromatography. The enzyme was maximally active at pH 5.5 and 60–65°C. The apparent K m with citrus pectin was 1.46 mg/ml and the V max was 2433.3 μmol/min/mg. The apparent molecular weight of the(More)
UNLABELLED For the first time, the production of an extracellular β-glucosidase (Sp-β-gl) by a Sporidiobolus pararoseus yeast strain is reported. The Sp-β-gl activity was quantified, characterized, and assessed for its efficiency in releasing aroma-enhancing compounds in wines. The maximum enzymatic synthesis was after 72 h of growth in a complex media with(More)
Peptidases are important because they play a central role in pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and other industrial processes. A serine peptidase from Aspergillus terreus was isolated after two chromatography steps that showed a yield of 15.5%. Its molecular mass was determined to be 43 kD, by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis(More)
Protease production was carried out in solid state fermentation. The enzyme was purified through precipitation with ethanol at 72% followed by chromatographies in columns of Sephadex G75 and Sephacryl S100. It was purified 80-fold and exhibited recovery of total activity of 0.4%. SDS-PAGE analysis indicated an estimated molecular mass of 24.5 kDa and the(More)
Background: Enzyme production by solid state bioprocess (SSB) using residues as substrate for microorganisms is an alternative for costs reduction and to avoid their disposal into environment. The aim of this work was to evaluate the physiology of the fungus Lichtheimia ramosa in terms of microbial growth and production of amylases, β-glucosidases,(More)
Microbial pectinase production by submerged fermentation (SMF) has been conducted mainly using mesophilic microorganisms. However, the use of thermophilic fungal strains capable of producing thermostable and thermophilic enzymes offers specific alternatives to biotechnology processes that use enzymes with such characteristics. Pectinases produced by(More)
This article investigates a strain of the yeast Aureobasidium pullulans for cellulase and hemicellulase production in solid state fermentation. Among the substrates analyzed, the wheat bran culture presented the highest enzymatic production (1.05 U/mL endoglucanase, 1.3 U/mL beta-glucosidase, and 5.0 U/mL xylanase). Avicelase activity was not detected. The(More)
Daniela Alonso Bocchini Martins1, Heloiza Ferreira Alves do Prado2, Rodrigo Simões Ribeiro Leite3, Henrique Ferreira4, Márcia Maria de Souza Moretti5, Roberto da Silva5 and Eleni Gomes5 1Univ. Estadual Paulista UNESP, IQ Araraquara Campus 2Univ. Estadual Paulista UNESP, FE Ilha Solteira Campus 3Federal University of Grande Dourados UFGD 4Univ. Estadual(More)