Silvana Di Martino

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Laccase from Trametes versicolor was immobilized by diazotization on a nylon membrane grafted with glycidil methacrylate, using phenylenediamine as spacer and coupling agent. The behavior of these enzyme derivatives was studied under isothermal and nonisothermal conditions by using syringic acid as substrate, in view of the employment of these membranes in(More)
The behaviour of five different hydrophobic beta-galactosidase derivatives, obtained by grafting different amount of butylmethacrylate (BMA) on planar nylon membranes, has been studied under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions.Under isothermal conditions the effect of the grafting percentage on the enzyme activity has been studied as a function of pH,(More)
This paper reports the development of calibration models for quality control in the production of ethylene/propylene/1-butene terpolymers by the use of multivariate tools and FT-IR spectroscopy. 1-Butene concentration prediction is achieved in terpolymers by coupling FT-IR spectroscopy to multivariate regression tools. A dataset of 26 terpolymers (14 coming(More)
The use of 3D contents for the e-learning is a very fascinating field, because the virtual reality is a very effective way to convey educational contents. But currently the realization of 3D courseware is still a very challenging task. In this paper we propose an innovative authoring system allowing teachers to easily define 3D interactive simulations. The(More)
The behavior of three different catalytic membranes, obtained by immobilizing urease on nylon sheets chemically grafted with methyl methacrylate, was studied in a bioreactor operating under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. Membrane activation was carried out by condensation or acyl azide reaction, and spacers of different lengths, such as(More)
Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer, it originates from melanocytes and its incidence has increased in the last decade. Recent advances in the understanding of the underlying biology of the progression of melanoma have identified key signalling pathways that are important in promoting melanoma tumourigenesis, thus providing dynamic targets(More)
The effect of methanol on the kinetically controlled synthesis of cephalexin by free and immobilized penicillin G acylase (PGA) was investigated. Catalytic and hydrophobic membranes were obtained by chemical grafting, activation, and PGA immobilization on hydrophobic nylon supports. Butyl methacrylate (BMA) was used as graft monomer. Increasing(More)
A novel packed-bed bioreactor, operating under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions, has been constructed. The core of the apparatus consisted in a polypropylene ring filled with beta-galactosidase immobilized on beads of polyacrylic acid, grafted with dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate. Phenylendiamine and glutaraldehyde were used as spacer and coupling(More)
This work studies protease concentration decrease in aqueous solutions in contact with a modified polyethersulphone graft membrane onto which antiproteases were immobilized. As a model of protease/antiprotease interaction, elastase and alpha1-antitrypsin were used. Experiments were carried out either under fixed amounts of immobilized antiproteases and(More)
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