Sharon Bibiana Noronha

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Acetate accumulation is a common problem observed in aerobic high cell density Escherichia coli cultures. A previous report has hypothesized that the glyoxylate shunt is active in a low acetate producer, E. coli BL21, and inactive in a high acetate producer, JM109. To further investigate this hypothesis, we now develop a model for the incorporation of (13)C(More)
Endostatin, a 20 KDa fragment of collagen XVIII, was shown to have an inhibitory effect on angiogenesis and can potentially be used as a tumor growth suppressor. To obtain the amount needed for testing, the protein was successfully cloned and expressed in Pichia pastoris. At the end of the fermentation process, the concentration of the endostatin in the(More)
TBV25H, a malaria transmission blocking vaccine candidate, has been cloned in Saccharomyces cerevisiae under the control of the glucose repressed ADH2 promoter. Available fermentation procedures for production of this protein have been unsatisfactory, mainly because of irreproducibility. This work presents an efficient and reproducible method for the(More)
Expression of recombinant proteins with poly-histidine tags enables their convenient capture and purification using immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC). The 6 x His-tagged protein binds to a chelating resin charged with metal ions such as Ni2+, Cu2+ or Zn2+, and can therefore be separated from proteins which have lower, or no, affinity for the(More)
A process for production of a malaria transmission blocking vaccine candidate under the control of the ADH2 promoter in Saccharomyces cerevisiae was developed. Monitoring and controlling the ethanol concentration during the process is essential for successful expression of the recombinant protein. A simple sensor accomplishing this task has been developed,(More)
In this present work, a kinetic model for biosorption of copper was developed considering the possibility of different forms of functional groups being present on the surface of the biomass prepared from Aspergillus niger. Results showed that metal uptake by A. niger was a mass transfer driven process, requiring only 30min to achieve 70% adsorption(More)
Bacterial production, respiration and metabolic diversity were measured up to 120 m depth in the Sub-Antarctic Front (SAF) and Polar Fronts I and II (PFI and PFII) of the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean during 2010 Austral Summer. Prokaryotic cell count was maximum at PFI and PFII (~109 cells L−1) and minimum at SAF (~107 cells L−1). Furthermore,(More)
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