|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||March 01, 2013|
|Effective date (End):||August 31, 2013|
|Field of knowledge:||Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms|
|Principal researcher:||Anete Pereira de Souza|
|Grantee:||Raphael Pedro Ricci|
|Home Institution:||Centro de Biologia Molecular e Engenharia Genética (CBMEG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil|
This project aims cloning, expression and initial characterization of an epoxide hydrolase (EH) of the yeast Candida albicans CCT 0776. The EH activity of this yeast has been detected and studied by the research group of Professor. Anita J. Marsaioli (Institute of Chemistry - IQ / Unicamp) that motivated this study. Therefore, searches were performed at NCBI sequences of EH and the genus Candida. Based on homology between them, pairs of primers were designed to amplify the gene EH. Gene amplification by PCR enables nucleotide sequencing, cloning, expression and purification of the recombinant enzyme. Therefore, the project that follows details the planning for the study of this important enzyme widespread use of biotechnology.