Research Topics

A Converti


Affiliation: University of Genoa
Country: Italy


  1. Brito A, Pessoa A, Converti A, Rangel Yagui C, Silva J, Apolinário A. Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanospheres allow for high l-asparaginase encapsulation yield and activity. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2019;98:524-534 pubmed publisher
    ..966). ..
  2. de Lima J, Cabrera M, Casazza A, da Silva M, Perego P, De Carvalho L, et al. Immobilization of Aspergillus ficuum tannase in calcium alginate beads and its application in the treatment of boldo (Peumus boldus) tea. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018;118:1989-1994 pubmed publisher
    ..8% increase in antioxidant activity and significant enhancements of tea color, clarity and pH. ..
  3. Viana Marques D, Machado S, Ebinuma V, Duarte C, Converti A, Porto A. Production of β-Lactamase Inhibitors by Streptomyces Species. Antibiotics (Basel). 2018;7: pubmed publisher
  4. Knirsch M, Dell Anno F, Chicoma D, Stephano M, Bou Chacra N, Palombo D, et al. Preparation and characterization of a microencapsulated polyethylene glycol cross-linked polyhemoglobin. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2015;38:2263-9 pubmed publisher
    ..029 and -36 mV, respectively, evidencing the successful synthesis of PEG bis(N-succinimidyl succinate) and polyhemoglobin as well as the structuring of protein carrier. ..
  5. Larosa C, Salerno M, de Lima J, Merijs Meri R, da Silva M, De Carvalho L, et al. Characterisation of bare and tannase-loaded calcium alginate beads by microscopic, thermogravimetric, FTIR and XRD analyses. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018;115:900-906 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, they could be used in food applications to improve tea quality or clarify juices. ..
  6. Knirsch M, Dell Anno F, Salerno M, Larosa C, Polakiewicz B, Eggenhoffner R, et al. Combined characterization of bovine polyhemoglobin microcapsules by UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2017;40:431-438 pubmed publisher
    ..6 mV that were attributed to reversible oxygen bonding with iron in oxy-polyhemoglobin structure. These results suggest this technique as a powerful, direct and alternative method to evaluate the extent of hemoglobin oxygenation. ..
  7. da Silva M, Casazza A, Ferrari P, Perego P, Bezerra R, Converti A, et al. A new bioenergetic and thermodynamic approach to batch photoautotrophic growth of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis in different photobioreactors and under different light conditions. Bioresour Technol. 2016;207:220-8 pubmed publisher
    ..HoP appeared to be a promising configuration to perform high-yield indoor cyanobacterial cultures. ..
  8. Nascimento T, Sales A, Porto C, Brandão R, de Campos Takaki G, Teixeira J, et al. Purification of a fibrinolytic protease from Mucor subtilissimus UCP 1262 by aqueous two-phase systems (PEG/sulfate). J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2016;1025:16-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, it appears to have the advantages of low cost production and simple purification. ..
  9. Arias C, Marques D, Malpiedi L, Maranhão A, Parra D, Converti A, et al. Cultivation of Pichia pastoris carrying the scFv anti LDL (-) antibody fragment. Effect of preculture carbon source. Braz J Microbiol. 2017;48:419-426 pubmed publisher
    ..These results are quite promising in comparison with those reported in the literature for possible future industrial applications of this cultivation, taking into account that the overall process time was reduced by around 8h. ..

More Information


  1. Nascimento T, Sales A, Porto T, Costa R, Breydo L, Uversky V, et al. Purification, biochemical, and structural characterization of a novel fibrinolytic enzyme from Mucor subtilissimus UCP 1262. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2017;40:1209-1219 pubmed publisher
    ..This protein represents an important example of a novel fibrinolytic enzyme with potential use in the treatment of thromboembolic disorders such as strokes, pulmonary emboli, and deep vein thrombosis. ..