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Catalysts 2017, 7(2), 36; doi:10.3390/catal7020036

How to Lengthen the Long-Term Stability of Enzyme Membranes: Trends and Strategies

Department of Health Research, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8566, Japan
Academic Editor: David D. Boehr
Received: 19 December 2016 / Revised: 17 January 2017 / Accepted: 19 January 2017 / Published: 24 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Immobilized Enzymes: Strategies for Enzyme Stabilization)
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In this review, factors that contribute to enhancing the stability of immobilized enzyme membranes have been indicated, and the solutions to each factor, based on examples, are discussed. The factors are divided into two categories: one is dependent on the improvement of enzyme properties, and the other, on the development of supporting materials. Improvement of an enzyme itself would effectively improve its properties. However, some novel materials or novel preparation methods are required for improving the properties of supporting materials. Examples have been provided principally aimed at improvements in membrane stability. View Full-Text
Keywords: stability; long-term stability; enzyme-immobilized membrane; supporting materials; matrix stability; long-term stability; enzyme-immobilized membrane; supporting materials; matrix

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