Identification of four ene reductases and their preliminary exploration in the asymmetric synthesis of (R)-dihydrocarvone and (R)-profen derivatives

2021 / Enzyme and microbial technology

The ene reductases (ERs) from the old yellow enzymes (OYEs) family have the ability to reduce activated alkenes to generate …

Carlos Morillo

New methodologies for the detection, identification, and quantification of microplastics and their environmental degradation by-products

2021 / Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Sampling, separation, detection, and characterization of microplastics (MPs) dispersed in natural water bodies and ecosystems is a challenging and critical …

Carlos Morillo

Flavonoids increase melanin production and reduce proliferation, migration and invasion of melanoma cells by blocking endolysosomal/melanosomal TPC2

2021 / Scientific Report

Two-pore channel 2 (TPC2) resides in endolysosomal membranes but also in lysosome-related organelles such as the melanin producing melanosomes. Gain-of-function …

Carlos Morillo

Molecular Rotors with Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) as Fluorescent Probes for the Control of Polyurethane Synthesis

2021 / MDPI

In this work, the use of fluorescent molecular rotors such as 9-(2,2-dicyanovinyl)julolidine (DCVJ) and 2,3-bis(4-(phenyl(4-(1,2,2-triphenylvinyl) phenyl)amino)phenyl)fumaronitrile (TPETPAFN) was proposed for …

Carlos Morillo