Special Issue "Lipases and Lipases Modification 2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: cancer nanomedicine; multifunctional nanotheranostics development; multimodal molecular bioimaging; breast cancer; in vitro and in vivo evaluation of multifunctional nanodrugs; non-viral miRNA delivery; nanobiotechnology;targeted and controlled drug delivery
Interests: nano-biotechnology; pharmaceutical technology; molecular diagnostic; bio-nanocatalysis
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As result of decades of studies and applications, nowadays, lipases can be undoubtedly considered as one of the most promising biocatalysts contributing to the development of bio-based industries.
Their ability to catalyze reactions in both aqueous and solvent environments with high efficiency and stability; their chemo-, regio-, and enantioselectivity without cofactors requirement; as well as their countless number of accepted substrates make lipases very attractive and versatile enzymes from an industrial point of view.
In parallel to the description of a myriad of novel lipase-based biotrasformations, even the development of protocols aiming to enhance their catalytic properties have undergone impressive growth. Strategies based on site-targeted chemical modification, controlled immobilization on solid supports, molecular biology, or combinations thereof have proved to be the most important ways to enhance the catalytic properties of lipase biocatalysts. Moreover, the fine fusion of these strategies, together with nanotechnology and bioinformatic technology, has recently opened new multidisciplinary avenues permitting one to further strengthen lipase properties and widen their application scope.
In this Special Issue, we aim to gather contributions illustrating the recent advances in this continuously evolving area. These include but are not restricted to the development of novel lipase-based biotrasformations, new modification strategies, advanced immobilization protocols on different support classes, and the integration of lipases into enzymatic or hybrid multicatalytic cascades.
Dr. Marco Filice
Dr. Marzia Marciello
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- enzyme immobilization
- protein chemical modification
- molecular biology
- multicatalytic systems