Thanaa Hamed Ali

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NAD and ATP were dephosphorylated by Aspergillus terreus extracts optimally at pH 8 and 40 °C. The data obtained indicate that one phosphohydrolase was involved in the cleavage of all the phosphate linkages of these two energy-carrying molecules, and also indicate that this enzyme can be classified as a non-specific alkaline phosphatase. This is based on(More)
  • T H Ali
  • Acta microbiologica Polonica
  • 1998
Cell free extract of nitrate-grown Aspergillus niger NRRL3 catalyzed the hydrolytic deamination of cytidine out of the tested bases, their nucleosides and nucleotides to uridine maximally at pH 7 and at 50 degrees C. The deaminating activity seems to be specific for cytidine, as the extracts could not deaminate AMP, GMP, CMP, adenosine, guanosine, adenine,(More)
NAD deamidation is a non-previously recognized reaction. This reaction has been found to be catalyzed by extracts of Aspergillus terreus DSM 826. Conversion of NAD to the biosynthetic intermediate, deamido NAD, by these extracts, at the optimum pH and temperature did not exceed about 55 of the amount of the substrate added. Completion of the reaction was(More)
Extracts of Aspergillus niger NRRL3 catalyzed dephosphorylation of AMP, GMP, CMP and UMP over a wide range of pH values from pH 1.5 to pH 10. They also catalyzed hydrolytic deamination of only cytidine out of the tested ribonucleotides, ribonucleosides and bases. Neither cleavage of the N-glycosidic linkages of these nucleotides nor those of the(More)
Spore suspensions of Aspergillus oryzae NRRL 3484 were subjected to mutagenesis using ultraviolet-irradiation followed by chemical treatments to improve the biosynthesis of cellulase. Ten mutant strains namely UEAC7, UEAR5, UNAC4, UNAC16, UNAR19, UNBC7, UNBR3, UNBR10, UNBR23 and UNBR25 were selected and their extracellular cellulase activities were assayed.(More)
In the present study, 13 filamentous fungi were screened for their lipid production and an oleaginous fungus, Penicillium brevicompactum NRC 829, was found to be the highest lipid producer. Screening of various agro-industrial residues was performed and sunflower oil cake proved to be the best substrate for lipid production. A central composite design was(More)
Aspergillus oryzae aminohydrolase free acid phosphodiesterase catalyzes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide to deamino-NAD and ammonia. The enzyme was purified to homogeneity by a combination of acetone precipitation, anion exchange chromatography and gel filtration chromatography. The enzyme was purified 230.5 fold. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate a new pathway for the degradation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) by Penicillium brevicompactum NRC 829 extracts. Enzymes involved in the hydrolysis of NAD, i.e. alkaline phosphatase, aminohydrolase and glycohydrolase were determined. Alkaline phosphatase was found to catalyse the sequential(More)
Extracts of A. niger could catalyze sequential hydrolysis of the three phosphate moieties of the ATP molecule optimally at pH 2 and at pH 8. At pH 2 the hydrolysis was effected by an ATPase followed by acid phosphatase while at pH 8 alkaline phosphatase was the only involved enzyme. Separation of these three phosphate-hydrolyzing enzymes was achieved by(More)
Thirty isolated fungal strains were screened for lipase production using Phenol Red plates, containing tributyrin as lipidic substrate, and a novel fungus identified genetically as Curvularia sp. DHE 5 was found as the most prominent strain. Various agro-industrial substrates were evaluated as inert supports for lipase production in solid-state(More)