Víctor Deroncelé

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The isolation of a new lipoxygenase-like (LOX-like) enzyme from Pseudomonas 42A2 and its characterization is described. The enzyme, located in the periplasm of the cell, which contained 0.55 mol of Fe2+ per mol of protein, is monomeric and has a molecular mass of 45 kDa. In the presence of oxygen, the enzyme converts oleic acid into(More)
Pseudoalteromonas antarctica NF3 is an Antarctic psychrotolerant Gram-negative bacterium that accumulates large amounts of an extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) with high protein content. Transmission electron microscopy analysis after high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution (HPF-FS) shows that the EPS is composed of a capsular polymer and large(More)
The psychrotolerant strain Pseudoalteromonas antarctica NF3, a Gram-negative bacterium isolated from muddy soil samples of Antarctica, secretes large amounts of a mucoid exopolymer with a high protein content. It has self-assembly properties and capacity to coat and protect liposomes against surfactants. We examined the ultrastructure of P. antarctica and(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of temperature on growth parameters and on extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production for Pseudoalteromonas antarctica NF(3). METHODS AND RESULTS For this purpose, three growth parameters, lag time (lambda), maximum growth rate (mu) and maximum population density (A), were calculated with the predictive Gompertz model.(More)
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