Novel proteases from marine organisms with potential interest in restoration procedure

Franco Palla, Matteo Cammarata, Maria Rosa Trapani, Mauro Sebastianelli, Monica Salamone

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In the last decades, molecular biology allowed the development of innovative protocols in the field of conservation/restoration of cultural assets. In this work new hydrolyses, isolated from marine invertebrate organisms, are applied to remove protein layers form works of art surface. Proteolytic zymography assay evidenced that these enzymes are active in a broad temperature range, between 4 degrees and 37 degrees C. The enzymatic cleaning by these proteases, tested on wooden furniture of the second half of the eighteenth century showed positive results, without needing to heat the enzyme solution or the surface on which they were applied. The present report proposes novel proteases more appropriate than other, which usually are active at temperature >= 37 degrees C, for a controlled removal of protein layers from wooden painted artifacts.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013


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