Tatiana Souza Porto

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The activity of β-glucosidase (βG), total cellulase (FPase) and endoglucanase (CMCase), produced by Aspergillus japonicus URM5620, was studied on solid-state fermentation using castor bean meal as substrate. The effect of the substrate amount, initial moisture, pH, and temperature on cellulase production was studied using a full factorial design (2(4)). The(More)
A fibrinolytic protease from M. subtilissimus UCP 1262 was recovered and partially purified by polyethylene glycol (PEG)/sodium sulfate aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS). The simultaneous influence of PEG molar mass, PEG concentration and sulfate concentration on the enzyme recovery was first investigated using a 2(3) full factorial design, and the Response(More)
In order to reduce the toxicity of Clostridium perfringens fermentation broths used in vaccine preparation, we developed two-phase aqueous systems for removal of toxin-activating proteases. Removal of the proteases inhibits the conversion of protoxin to active toxin. In order to establish the conditions under which the phase separation occurs, binodal(More)
Clostridium perfringens, a Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium, is widespread in the environment and commonly found in the intestines of animals, including humans. C. perfringens strains are classified into five toxinotypes (A, B, C, D and E) based on the production of four major toxins (α, β, ε, ι). However the toxins (theta, delta, lambda and enterotoxin)(More)
Two sequential half-fraction designs were applied to studying the alpha-toxin partition produced by Clostridium perfringens type A in aqueous two phase systems (ATPS), as a function of four factors: PEG molar mass and concentration, phosphate concentration and pH. The highest purification factor, yield and partition coefficient results were obtained with(More)
A PEG/citrate aqueous two-phase system was tested in the partition of commercial Concanavalin A (Con A) and subsequently applied to the extraction and purification of Con A from the crude extract of Canavalia ensiformis seeds. Con A was successfully extracted to the bottom phase of a system composed of 22% (w/w) PEG8000 and 12% (w/w) citrate at pH 6.0. The(More)
Fibrinolytic proteases are enzymes that degrade fibrin; these enzymes are a promising alternative for thrombolytic therapy, and microorganisms produce them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the optimum conditions for the integrated production and purification of fibrinolytic protease from Bacillus sp. UFPEDA 485. Extractive fermentation was carried out(More)
The influence of different carbon and nitrogen sources, pH of the culture medium, and temperature and period of cultivation on mycelial biomass production and protease activity by Lentinus citrinus DPUA 1535 were investigated in submerged culture. A 2(5) full factorial design with three central points was employed, and the results showed that at a(More)
Brazil is known for its great potential for production of renewable resources such as agro-industrial residues. These residues can be used as alternative sources of new products. Meanwhile, solid-state fermentation, with its advantages of energy conservation and pollution reduction, has been identified as a process of great potential for the production of(More)
Xylanases activity (XY) from Aspergillus japonicus URM5620 produced by Solid-State Fermentation (SSF) of castor press cake (Ricinus communis) on different conditions of production and extraction by PEG/citrate aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) were investigated. XY production was influenced by substrate amount (5-10 g), initial moisture (15-35 %), pH(More)