Yunel Pérez

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An enzymatic approach, based on a transglutaminase-catalyzed coupling reaction, was investigated to modify bovine liver catalase with an end-group aminated dextran derivative. We demonstrated that catalase activity increased after enzymatic glycosidation and that the conjugate was 3.8-fold more stable to thermal inactivation at 55 degrees C and 2-fold more(More)
A mono-aminated dextran derivative was attached to Bacillus badius phenylalanine dehydrogenase via a carbodiimide-catalyzed reaction. The optimum temperature for the conjugate was 10 °C higher than for native enzyme, and its thermostability was improved by 8 °C. The activation free energy of thermal inactivation at 45 °C was increased by 16.8 kJ/mol. The(More)
Bovine Cu,Zn-SOD was chemically modified with an end-group aminated dextran derivative using a water-soluble carbodiimide as coupling agent. The enzyme retained 81% of the initial catalytic activity after the attachment of about 4.4 mol of polymer per protein subunit. The anti-inflammatory activity of the SOD was two times increased after conjugation with(More)
O-carboxymethylchitin (molecular weight = 1.07 x 10(5), degree of carboxymethylation = 80%, degree of N-acetylation = 91%) was chemically attached to superoxide dismutase by the formation of amide linkages through a carbodiimide catalyzed reaction. The glycosidated enzyme contained about 1.8 mole of polysaccharide per mole of protein and retained 57% of the(More)
Urodele amphibians are the only adult vertebrates possessing the capacity to regenerate their limbs and tail after amputation. Epimorphic regeneration is characterized by the accumulation of undifferentiated and dividing mesenchymal cells originating from the tissues of the stump, which form a blastema. It has been proposed that the ability to regenerate(More)
Mannan from Sacharomyces cerevisiae was activated by oxidation with NaIO(4) (sodium m-periodate) and further linked to SOD (superoxide dismutase) via reductive alkylation with NaBH(4) (sodium borohydride). The glycosidated enzyme contained an average of 1.2 mol of polysaccharide per mol of protein and retained 52% of its initial activity. The modified(More)
Callogenesis was induced from Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw. cv. CIAT-184 hypocotyl explants cultured in the presence of different concentrations of NaCl. Whereas calluses formed at 50 mM NaCl did not show significant changes, concentrations in the range of 100–250 mM NaCl influenced callus formation and survival. The concentrations which reduced the(More)
A bienzymatic supramolecular assembly of CAT and SOD is reported. CAT was chemically glycosilated with CD branched CMC and then associated with SOD modified with 1-adamantane carboxylic acid. SOD was remarkably resistant to inactivation by H(2)O(2) and its anti-inflammatory activity was 4.5-fold increased after supramolecular association with the modified(More)
Bovine liver catalase (EC was chemically modified with mannan, carboxymethylcellulose, and carboxymethylchitin. The enzyme retained about 48-97% of the initial specific activity after glycosidation with the polysaccharides. The prepared neoglycoenzyme was 1.9-5.7 fold more stable against the thermal inactivation processes at 55 degrees C, in(More)
Superoxide dismutase was glycosidated with cyclodextrin-branched carboxymethylcellulose. The modified enzyme contained 1.4 mol polymer per mol protein and retained 87% of the initial activity. The anti-inflammatory activity of superoxide dismutase was 2.2-times increased after conjugation and its plasma half-life time was prolonged from 4.8 min to 7.2 h.
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