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Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases
AbstractIn nature, transglutaminases catalyze the formation of amide bonds between proteins to form insoluble protein aggregates. This specific function has long been exploited in the food and textile industries as a protein cross-linking agent to alter the texture of meat, wool, and leather. In recent years, biotechnological applications of transglutaminases have come to light in areas ranging from material sciences to medicine. There has also been a substantial effort to further investigate the fundamentals of transglutaminases, as many of their characteristics that remain poorly understood. Those studies also work towards the goal of developing transglutaminases as more efficient catalysts. Progress in this area includes structural information and novel chemical and biological assays. Here, we review recent achievements in this area in order to illustrate the versatility of transglutaminases.
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Rachel, N.M.; Pelletier, J.N. Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases. Biomolecules 2013, 3, 870-888.View more citation formats
Rachel NM, Pelletier JN. Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases. Biomolecules. 2013; 3(4):870-888.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rachel, Natalie M.; Pelletier, Joelle N. 2013. "Biotechnological Applications of Transglutaminases." Biomolecules 3, no. 4: 870-888.