Diana Filipa Araújo

Diana Filipa Araújo
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemicals (CQFB/REQUIMTE)

MSc
PhD student

About

26
Publications
1,635
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
205
Citations

Publications

Publications (26)
Article
Full-text available
Chitin-glucan complex (CGC) hydrogels were fabricated through a freeze–thaw procedure for biopolymer dissolution in NaOH 5 mol/L, followed by a dialysis step to promote gelation. Compared to a previously reported methodology that included four freeze–thaw cycles, reducing the number of cycles to one had no significant impact on the hydrogels’ forma...
Article
Full-text available
The main goal of this study was to screen different lignocellulosic materials for their ability to support the cell growth of the yeast Komagataella pastoris and the production of xylitol. Several lignocellulosic materials, namely banana peels, brewer’s spent grains (BSGs), corncobs, grape pomace, grape stalks, and sawdust, were subjected to dilute...
Chapter
Polysaccharides obtained from bacteria, fungi, and microalgae can display a wide range of valuable physicochemical characteristics, which have driven the interest toward research of their functional properties. Although most microbial polysaccharides have been studied due to their ability to modify the rheological properties of aqueous media, many...
Article
Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca DSM 19603 was cultivated on apple pulp, a glucose- and fructose-rich waste generated during juice production, to produce medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates. A cell dry mass of 8.74 ± 0.20 g/L, with a polymer content of 49.25 ± 4.08% were attained. The produced biopolymer was composed of 42.7 ± 0.1 m...
Article
Although many delivery systems have been proposed to improve drug permeation through the skin, all of them suffer from several limitations. This drives a continuous search for innovative systems that can provide safe and effective transdermal drug delivery solutions. In line with this, microneedle arrays (MNs), a hybrid combination of hypodermic in...
Article
This work explores the novelty of dissolving chitin-glucan complex (CGC), from two fungal strains, Komagataella pastoris (CGCP) and Aspergillus niger (CGCKZ) (KiOnutrime-CG™), using biocompatible ionic liquids (ILs). Three cholinium-based ILs were tested, choline acetate, choline propionate and choline hexanoate. Although all tested ILs resulted in...
Article
Full-text available
Chitin-glucan complex (CGC) is a copolymer composed of chitin and glucan moieties extracted from the cell-walls of several yeasts and fungi. Despite its proven valuable properties, that include antibacterial, antioxidant and anticancer activity, the utilization of CGC in many applications is hindered by its insolubility in water and most solvents....
Article
Chitin, chitosan and their complexes with β‐glucan (chitin‐glucan complex, CGC, and chitosan‐glucan complex, ChGC) are value‐added polysaccharides extracted from the cell‐wall of many fungi. Commercial chitin and its deacetylated form, chitosan, are currently obtained from marine waste material, mostly animal sources (crustaceans and marine inverte...
Article
This study describes for the first time the iron- and copper-mediated gelation of FucoPol, fucose-rich bacterial polysaccharide. The ability of FucoPol to gel in the presence of metal cations, including iron(III) and copper(II), was used for the preparation of hydrogel beads. Iron mediated the formation of stable and not cytotoxic gel beads, while...
Article
Chitin-glucan complex (CGC) was used for the first time for the preparation of hydrogels. Alkali solvent systems, NaOH and KOH solutions, either at 1 or 5 mol/L, were used for CGC dissolution using a freeze-thaw procedure (freezing at -20 °C and thawing at room temperature; four cycles). The CGC solutions thus obtained were subjected to dialysis th...
Article
Komagataella pastoris was recently proposed as a source of valuable polysaccharides, namely, the co-polymer chitin-glucan complex (CGC) and mannose-containing polymers (mannans), that are extracted from its cell-wall. In this study, a novel cultivation medium, Medium K, was developed envisaging the simultaneous production of both types of cell-wall...
Article
Pseudomonas chlororaphis subsp. aurantiaca (DSM 19603) was grown on crude glycerol from biodiesel production to produce a medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA), composed of 3-hydroxydodecanoate (43 ± 1.8 mol%), 3-hydroxydecanoate (29 ± 3.1 mol%), 3-hydroxytetradecanoate (12 ± 0.4 mol%), 3-hydroxyoctanoate (10 ± 1.5 mol%) and 3-hydroxyh...
Article
In this study, the flocculation properties of FucoPol, a bacterial extracellular polysaccharide, were investigated. FucoPol is a high molecular weight polymer and negatively charged due to the presence of glucuronic acid and the acyl groups succinyl and pyruvyl. High flocculation rate values (>70%) were achieved with a low bioflocculant dosage of 1...
Article
Komagataella pastoris was cultivated in glucose/xylose mixtures for production of chitin-glucan complex (CGC), a cell-wall polysaccharide. The culture preferred glucose as substrate for growth, resulting in high biomass yields (0.46–0.54 g/g). After glucose depletion, xylose was consumed but no cell growth was observed, indicating K. pastoris was u...
Article
To address the industry's interest in finding novel biobased glues, the adhesive properties of the bacterial polysaccharide FucoPol were evaluated through shear bond strength tests. A FucoPol solution was used to bond different materials, namely, wood, glass, cardboard and cellulose acetate film. The shear strength was compared to that of the same...

Network

Cited By