Marcela Ayala

Researcher
Cellular Engineering and Biocatalysis
Institute of Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
E-mail: maa@ibt.unam.mx

Fields of interest:

Biocatalysis, oxidoreductases, environmental biocatalysis, laccase, peroxidase, petroleum biotechnology, enzyme technology

Recent publications:

Vazquez-Duhalt R, Aguila S, Arrocha A, Ayala M:
QM/MM molecular modeling and Marcus theory in the molecular design of electrodes for enzymatic fuel cells,
ChemElectroChem., In press.

Ayala M, Hernandez-Lopez E, Perezgasga L, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
Reduced coke formation and aromaticity due to chloroperoxidase-catalyzed transformation of asphaltenes from Maya crude oil,
Fuel, Vol. 92, (2012), pp. 245-249.

Ayala M, Batista CV, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
Heme destruction, the main molecular event during the peroxide-mediated inactivation of chloroperoxidase from Caldariomyces fumago.
J Biol Inorg Chem, Vol. 16, (2011), pp. 63-68.

Ayala M, Pickard MA, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
Fungal enzymes for environmental purposes; a molecular biology challenge,
J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol, Vol. 15, (2008), pp 172-180.

Ayala M, Roman R. Vazquez-Duhalt R:
A catalytic approach to estimate the redox potential of heme-peroxidases,
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., Vol. 357, (2007), pp. 804-808.

Ayala M, Verdin J, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
The prospects for peroxidase-based biorefining of petroleum fuels.
Biocatal Biotransform, Vol. 25, (2007), pp. 114-129.

Ayala M, Horjales E, Pickard MA, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
Cross-linked crystals of chloroperoxidase.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun, Vol. 292, (2002), pp. 828-831.

Valderrama B, Ayala M, Vazquez-Duhalt R:
Suicide inactivation of peroxidases and the challenge of engineering more robust enzymes,
Chem Biol, Vol. 9, (2002), pp. 555-565.