Suzanna de Fátima Ferreira Ribeiro

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Lipid transfer proteins (LTPs) were thus named because they facilitate the transfer of lipids between membranes in vitro. This study was triggered by the characterization of a 9-kDa LTP from Capsicum annuum seeds that we call Ca-LTP(1) . Ca-LTP(1) was repurified, and in the last chromatographic purification step, propanol was used as the solvent in place of(More)
Antimicrobial proteins have been isolated from a wide range of plant species. More recently, it has become increasingly clear that these types of proteins play an important role in the protection of plants. In this study, we investigate the presence of defense-related proteins from passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa) seeds. Initially, seed flour(More)
The aims of this study were to isolate and characterize peptides present in chilli pepper seeds and evaluate their antifungal activities. An isolated peptide closer to 9 kDa showed high sequence homology to the antimicrobial peptide lipid transfer protein. The peptide fraction containing the LTP inhibited the growth of the fungi, Fusarium oxysporum,(More)
In recent years, studies have demonstrated the function of many antimicrobial peptides against an extensive number of microorganisms that have been isolated from different plant species and that have been used as models for the study of various cellular processes linked to these peptides’ activities. Recently, a new defensin from Phaseolus vulgaris (L.)(More)
Different types of antimicrobial proteins were purified from plant seeds, including chitinases, β-1,3-glucanases, defensins, thionins, lipid transfer proteins and 2S albumins. It has become clear that these groups of proteins play an important role in the protection of plants from microbial infection. Recent results from our laboratory have shown that the(More)
Over the last few years, a growing number of proteinase inhibitors have been isolated from plants and particularly from seeds and have shown antimicrobial activity. A 20,000 Da serine peptidase inhibitor, named ILTI, was isolated from Inga laurina seeds and showed potent inhibitory enzymatic activity against trypsin. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
A 6,000 Da peptide, named CaTI, was isolated from Capsicum annuum L. seeds and showed potent inhibitory activity against trypsin and chymotrypsin. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CaTI on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Kluyveromyces marxiannus cells. We observed that CaTI inhibited the growth of S.(More)
Recent results from our laboratory have previously shown the purification of a small serine proteinase inhibitor (PI), named CaTI1, from Capsicum annuum seeds. This work demonstrated the characterization of CaTI now named CaTI1, and the identification of two other small serine PIs, named CaTI2 and CaTI3, also present in these seeds. CaTI1 presented(More)
Capsicum species belong to the Solanaceae family and have great social, economic and agronomical significance. The present research presents data on the isolation and characterization of Capsicum chinense Jacq. peptides which were scrutinized in relation to their toxicity towards a diverse set of yeast species. The protein extract was separated with C18(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether 2S albumins from Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa and Capsicum annuum seeds inhibit growth, induce plasma membrane permeabilization and induce endogenous production of nitric oxide in different pathogenic and non-pathogenic yeasts. The 2S albumin from P. flavicarpa (Pf-Alb) inhibited the growth of Kluyveromyces(More)