Special Issue "Enzyme Optimization and Immobilization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012).
Interests: enzyme engineering: purification, immobilization, stabilization, reactivation; hyperactivation; main enzymes: lipases, penicillin G acylase, endoxylanases, beta-xylosidases, etc.; enzyme processes: fine chemistry, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, green energy; enzyme reactors: stirred tanks, packed beds, etc.
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Enzymes are able to catalyze the most complex chemical processes under the most benign experimental and environmental conditions. However, enzymes, because of their biological origin, have some characteristics that are nor very useful for industrial implementation: they are soluble and unstable, they may be poorly active and selective towards non-natural substrates, they are inhibited by very high concentrations of substrates and products, etc. The proposed open-issue will bring together a number of interesting topics to improve the functional properties of industrial enzymes.
It is anticipated that the following topics will be included in the special issue:
- industrial enzymes from extremophiles
- improvement of enzyme properties by molecular biology
- improvement of enzyme properties by immobilization techniques
- new immobilization techniques
- enzymes in non-conventional media
Prof. Dr. Jose M. Guisan
Dr. Fernando Lopez-Gallego
- immobilization of industrial enzymes
- enzyme stabilization
- enzyme selectivity
- enzyme inhibition
- enzyme activity
- novel enzyme processes
- enzyme reactivation