Rosa María Esteban

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been a key experimental organism for the study of infectious diseases, including dsRNA viruses, ssRNA viruses, and prions. Studies of the mechanisms of virus and prion replication, virus structure, and structure of the amyloid filaments that are the basis of yeast prions have been at the forefront of such studies in these(More)
Killer strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae bear at least two different double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) encapsidated in 39-nm viruslike particles (VLPs) of which the major coat protein is coded by the larger RNA (L-A dsRNA). The smaller dsRNA (M1 or M2) encodes an extracellular protein toxin (K1 or K2 toxin). Based on their densities on CsCl gradients, L-A-(More)
Seven edible seeds for the levels of melatonin, phenolic compounds and their antioxidant capacity were evaluated during germination process. Radical scavenging parameters were also studied in standard antioxidants to understand their antiradical actions. Germination brought about significant increases of total phenol compounds in all edible seeds, showing(More)
Onion tissues of three varieties were evaluated for dietary fiber (DF) composition. Insoluble (IDF) and soluble (SDF) dietary fibers were subjected to acid hydrolysis, and the resultant neutral sugars, uronic acids, and Klason lignin were quantified. Brown skin exhibited the highest total dietary fiber (TDF) content (65.8%) on a dry matter basis, followed(More)
Wine Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains producing a new killer toxin (Klus) were isolated. They killed all the previously known S. cerevisiae killer strains, in addition to other yeast species, including Kluyveromyces lactis and Candida albicans. The Klus phenotype is conferred by a medium-size double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae virus(More)
The purpose of this study was a comparative examination of the fructan and fructooligosaccharide (FOS) content of different varieties of onions (Allium cepa L. cv. Sturon, Hysam, Durco, Grano de Oro, and Caribo) and the changes produced during their commercial storage. In fresh onions, the Grano de Oro variety presented a remarkably different behavior,(More)
There are five families of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) in strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, called L-A, L-BC, M, T, and W. Of these, L-A, L-BC, and M are found in intracellular virus-like particles (VLPs). Their replication is controlled by over 40 chromosomal genes; some (called MAK genes) promote dsRNA replication or maintenance, others (called SKI(More)
Most Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains carry in their cytoplasm 20 S RNA, a linear single-stranded RNA molecule of 2.5 kilobases in size. 20 S RNA copy number is greatly induced in stress conditions such as starvation, with up to 100,000 copies per cell. 20 S RNA has coding capacity for a protein of 91 kDa (p91) with sequences diagnostic of RNA-dependent RNA(More)
The effect of different conditions of pea germination on dietary fiber (DF) composition was studied. Insoluble dietary fiber (IDF) and soluble dietary fiber (SDF) were subjected to acid hydrolysis, and the resultant neutral sugars, uronic acids, and Klason lignin were quantified. Germinated peas exhibited significantly higher contents of total dietary fiber(More)
20S RNA is a noninfectious viral single-stranded RNA found in most laboratory strains of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. 20S RNA encodes a protein of 91 kDa (p91) that contains the common motifs found among RNA-dependent RNA polymerases from RNA viruses. p91 and 20S RNA are noncovalently associated in vivo, forming a ribonucleoprotein complex. We(More)