Ilka M Vasconcelos

Summary

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Cear
Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Antinutritional properties of plant lectins
    Ilka M Vasconcelos
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Caixa Postal 6020, Campus do Pici, CEP 60451 970, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Toxicon 44:385-403. 2004
  2. pmc Chemical composition, nutritive value, and toxicological evaluation of Bauhinia cheilantha seeds: a legume from semiarid regions widely used in folk medicine
    Daniel Camara Teixeira
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, 60455 970 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Biomed Res Int 2013:578781. 2013
  3. doi request reprint SBTX, a new toxic protein distinct from soyatoxin and other toxic soybean [Glycine max] proteins, and its inhibitory effect on Cercospora sojina growth
    I M Vasconcelos
    Laboratório de Toxinas Vegetais, Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, CEP 60451 970, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Toxicon 51:952-63. 2008
  4. pmc Soybean toxin (SBTX) impairs fungal growth by interfering with molecular transport, carbohydrate/amino acid metabolism and drug/stress responses
    Janne K S Morais
    Departament of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 8:e70425. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint A novel chitin-binding protein from Moringa oleifera seed with potential for plant disease control
    Juliana M Gifoni
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Ceara 60451 970, Brazil
    Biopolymers 98:406-15. 2012
  6. pmc New Insights into the Structure and Mode of Action of Mo-CBP3, an Antifungal Chitin-Binding Protein of Moringa oleifera Seeds
    Adelina B Batista
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 9:e111427. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Soybean toxin (SBTX), a protein from soybeans that inhibits the life cycle of plant and human pathogenic fungi
    Janne Keila S Morais
    Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus do Pici, CEP 60451 970 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    J Agric Food Chem 58:10356-63. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Water extracts of Brazilian leguminous seeds as rich sources of larvicidal compounds against Aedes aegypti L
    Davi F Farias
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Campus do Pici Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 82:585-94. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Purification of a novel antibacterial and haemagglutinating protein from the purple gland of the sea hare, Aplysia dactylomela rang, 1828
    V M Melo
    Laboratório de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Toxicon 38:1415-27. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Cratylia argentea seed lectin, a possible defensive protein against plant-eating organisms: effects on rat metabolism and gut histology
    J T A Oliveira
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, P O Box 6020, Campus do Pici, 60451 970 Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Food Chem Toxicol 42:1737-47. 2004

Collaborators

  • Jose T A Oliveira
  • Valdirene M Gomes
  • Michael Weig
  • Oliver Bader
  • V M Melo
  • Adelina B Batista
  • Thalles B Grangeiro
  • Maura DA Cunha
  • Marina D P Lobo
  • Mirella L Pereira
  • Fredy D A Silva
  • Juliana M Gifoni
  • Hermogenes D Oliveira
  • Suzanna F F Ribeiro
  • José E C Freire
  • Frederico B M B Moreno
  • Ana C O Monteiro-Moreira
  • José H Costa
  • Hudson Fernando N Moura
  • Kátia D C Saraiva
  • Janne K S Morais
  • Daniel Camara Teixeira
  • Leila M Beltramini
  • Daniele O B Sousa
  • Henrique P Oliveira
  • Davi F Farias
  • José H Araújo-Filho
  • Janne Keila S Morais
  • Cléberson F Fernandes
  • Antônio J S Sousa
  • Ricardo V M Almeida
  • João P M S Lima
  • José Luiz S Lopes
  • Marina G G Almeida
  • Arlindo A Moura
  • Vanessa D Morais
  • Dirce Fernandes de Melo
  • Carlos Eduardo A Souza
  • Germana B Dias
  • Ana Fontenele Urano Carvalho
  • Davi Felipe Farias
  • Daniele Oliveira Bezerra Sousa
  • Hermogenes David Oliveira
  • Manoel Andrade-Neto
  • Mirella Leite Pereira
  • André L Lourenção
  • Mariana Reis Arantes
  • Mariana R Arantes
  • José H A Filho
  • Vladimir G Magalhães
  • Cleverson D T de Freitas
  • Patrícia G de Castro
  • Luciana M R Alencar
  • Célia R R S Carlini
  • Antoniella S Gomes
  • Paulo M Pinto
  • Eduardo B Barros
  • Selene M Morais
  • Darcy M F Gondim
  • Ana F U Carvalho
  • Mariana G Cavalheiro
  • Izabela S Santos
  • Vanessa A Queiroz
  • Lady C B Rocha-Bezerra
  • Aparecida S Martins-Miranda
  • Martônio P Viana
  • Edesio J T Melo
  • André O Carvalho
  • Luana P Cruz
  • Rosana Rodrigues
  • Joaquim A G Silveira
  • Vadjah C P Moraes

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Antinutritional properties of plant lectins
    Ilka M Vasconcelos
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Caixa Postal 6020, Campus do Pici, CEP 60451 970, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Toxicon 44:385-403. 2004
    ..This current review surveys the recent knowledge on the antinutritional/toxic effects of plant lectins on higher animals and insects...
  2. pmc Chemical composition, nutritive value, and toxicological evaluation of Bauhinia cheilantha seeds: a legume from semiarid regions widely used in folk medicine
    Daniel Camara Teixeira
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, 60455 970 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Biomed Res Int 2013:578781. 2013
    ..These wild legume seeds can be promising alternative source of food to overcome the malnutrition problem faced by low income people adding socioeconomic value to the species...
  3. doi request reprint SBTX, a new toxic protein distinct from soyatoxin and other toxic soybean [Glycine max] proteins, and its inhibitory effect on Cercospora sojina growth
    I M Vasconcelos
    Laboratório de Toxinas Vegetais, Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, CEP 60451 970, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    Toxicon 51:952-63. 2008
    ..This effect on phytopathogenic fungus is a potential attribute for the development of transgenic plants with enhanced resistance to pathogens...
  4. pmc Soybean toxin (SBTX) impairs fungal growth by interfering with molecular transport, carbohydrate/amino acid metabolism and drug/stress responses
    Janne K S Morais
    Departament of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 8:e70425. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint A novel chitin-binding protein from Moringa oleifera seed with potential for plant disease control
    Juliana M Gifoni
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Ceara 60451 970, Brazil
    Biopolymers 98:406-15. 2012
    ..Altogether, these results suggest that Mo-CBP3 might be involved in plant defense mechanisms and could be used as potential antifungal agent for controlling fungal pathogens in plants...
  6. pmc New Insights into the Structure and Mode of Action of Mo-CBP3, an Antifungal Chitin-Binding Protein of Moringa oleifera Seeds
    Adelina B Batista
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 9:e111427. 2014
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Soybean toxin (SBTX), a protein from soybeans that inhibits the life cycle of plant and human pathogenic fungi
    Janne Keila S Morais
    Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus do Pici, CEP 60451 970 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    J Agric Food Chem 58:10356-63. 2010
    ..parapsilosis cell death. SBTX is toxic to fungi at concentrations far below the dose lethal to mice and has potential in the design of new antifungal drugs or in the development of transgenic crops resistant to pathogens...
  8. ncbi request reprint Water extracts of Brazilian leguminous seeds as rich sources of larvicidal compounds against Aedes aegypti L
    Davi F Farias
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Campus do Pici Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 82:585-94. 2010
    ..15 = 0.01 g/kg body weight), but despite these promising results, further studies are necessary to understand the toxicity of these extracts and their constituents from primary and secondary metabolism upon Ae. aegypti...
  9. ncbi request reprint Purification of a novel antibacterial and haemagglutinating protein from the purple gland of the sea hare, Aplysia dactylomela rang, 1828
    V M Melo
    Laboratório de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Toxicon 38:1415-27. 2000
    ..This is the first time that a chimeroprotein is described in the purple fluid of sea hares, which may be involved in the chemical defence mechanism of these organisms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cratylia argentea seed lectin, a possible defensive protein against plant-eating organisms: effects on rat metabolism and gut histology
    J T A Oliveira
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, P O Box 6020, Campus do Pici, 60451 970 Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Food Chem Toxicol 42:1737-47. 2004
    ..argentea lectin has insecticidal activity upon Callosobruchus maculatus larvae which attacks cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds reinforce the hypothesis that lectins take part in the mechanisms against herbivory...
  11. pmc Mo-CBP3, an Antifungal Chitin-Binding Protein from Moringa oleifera Seeds, Is a Member of the 2S Albumin Family
    José E C Freire
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Centro de Ciencias, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    PLoS ONE 10:e0119871. 2015
    ..Moreover, the chitin-binding ability of Mo-CBP3 reveals a novel functionality for a typical 2S albumin. ..
  12. doi request reprint Proteomics changes during the incompatible interaction between cowpea and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz and Sacc
    Hudson Fernando N Moura
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
    Plant Sci 217:158-75. 2014
    ..gloeosporioides. ..
  13. doi request reprint A ConA-like lectin from Dioclea guianensis Benth. has antifungal activity against Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, unlike its homologues, ConM and ConA
    José H Araújo-Filho
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, CE, CEP, Brazil
    J Agric Food Chem 58:4090-6. 2010
    ..Therefore, Dgui is a candidate for biotechnological approaches for improving the resistance of various nutritionally and commercially important crops that are affected by C. gloeosporioides...
  14. doi request reprint Combination of chemical analyses and animal feeding trials as reliable procedures to assess the safety of heat processed soybean seeds
    Ilka M Vasconcelos
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    J Agric Food Chem 57:4668-73. 2009
    ..In conclusion, in order to evaluate the reliability of any processing method intended to improve nutritional value, the combination of chemical and animal studies is necessary...
  15. ncbi request reprint Purification and physicochemical characterization of a cotyledonary lectin from Luetzelburgia auriculata
    Jose T A Oliveira
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Caixa Postal 6020, CEP 60451 970, CE, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Phytochemistry 61:301-10. 2002
    ..In the fluorescence spectroscopy, excitation of the lectin solution at 280 nm gave an emission spectrum in the 285-445 nm range. The wavelength maximum emission was in 334.5 nm, typical for tryptophan residues buried inside the protein...
  16. ncbi request reprint Biochemical, physicochemical and molecular characterization of a genuine 2-Cys-peroxiredoxin purified from cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walpers] leaves
    Fredy D A Silva
    Departamento de Bioquimica e Biologia Molecular, Universidade Federal do Ceara, CE, Brazil
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1820:1128-40. 2012
    ..2-Cys-peroxiredoxins (2-Cys-Prx) reduce H2O2 and alkyl-hydroperoxide. This study describes the purification and characterization of a genuine 2-Cys-Prx from Vigna unguiculata (Vu-2-Cys-Prx)...
  17. doi request reprint Selection of suitable soybean EF1α genes as internal controls for real-time PCR analyses of tissues during plant development and under stress conditions
    Kátia D C Saraiva
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Campus do Pici, CX, Postal 6033, Fortaleza, Ceara, 60451 970, Brazil
    Plant Cell Rep 33:1453-65. 2014
    ..Taken together, our data provide guidelines for the selection of EF1α genes for use as reference genes in qPCR expression analyses during plant development and under stress conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Isolation and characterization of novel peptides from chilli pepper seeds: antimicrobial activities against pathogenic yeasts
    Suzanna F F Ribeiro
    Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense, Centro de Biociencias e Biotecnologia, Campos dos Goytacazes, 28015 602 RJ, Brazil
    Toxicon 50:600-11. 2007
    ..cerevisiae and to cause several morphological changes in different yeasts, such as cell wall disorganization, bud formation as well as the formation of pseudohyphae...
  19. ncbi request reprint Induction of an anionic peroxidase in cowpea leaves by exogenous salicylic acid
    Cléberson F Fernandes
    Embrapa Rondônia, Porto Velho, Rondonia, Brazil
    J Plant Physiol 163:1040-8. 2006
    ..Apparent K(m)(s) were 0.8 and 4.8 microM for the cationic and anionic isoperoxidases, respectively...