Enzymes and Their Biotechnological Applications by Pabulo H. RampelottoEnzymes and Their Biotechnological Applications by Pabulo H. Rampelotto

Enzymes and Their Biotechnological Applications

Guest editorPabulo H. Rampelotto

Hardcover | December 31, 2015

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The development of new enzymes is one of the most thriving branches of biotechnology. Although the applications of enzymes are already well established in some areas, recent advances in modern biotechnology have revolutionized the development of new enzymes. The use of genetic engineering has further improved manufacturing processes and enabled the commercialization of enzymes that could previously not be produced. Protein engineering and the possibility of introducing small changes to proteins are bringing ever more powerful means of analysis to the study of enzyme structure and its biochemical and biophysical properties, which have leading to the rational modification of enzymes to match specific requirements and also the design of new enzymes with novel properties. The developments in bioinformatics and the availability of sequence data have significantly increased the efficiency of identifying genes with biotech potential from nature. Complementary to chemical synthesis, biosynthesis of drug metabolites with mammalian or microbial bioreactors offers certain advantages, and sometime is the only practical route to the desired metabolite. At the same time, new technological developments are stimulating the chemical and pharmaceutical industry to embrace enzyme technology. Altogether, these advances have made it possible to provide tailor-made enzymes displaying new activities and adapted to new process conditions, enabling a further expansion of their use in several branches of biotechnology. This Special Issue focuses on the discovery and development of new enzymes and their applications in different areas of biotechnology. The Special Issue contains a collection of papers written by authors who are leading experts in the field including selected papers from the 4th International Symposium on Enzymes & Biocatalysis (SEB-2013).

Title:Enzymes and Their Biotechnological ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:466 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.44 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.44 inPublished:December 31, 2015Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038421480

ISBN - 13:9783038421481


Table of Contents

Angling for Uniqueness in Enzymatic Preparation of GlycosidesArchitecture of Amylose Supramolecules in Form of Inclusion Complexes by Phosphorylase-Catalyzed Enzymatic PolymerizationEnzyme-Catalyzed Synthesis of Unsaturated Aliphatic Polyesters Based on Green Monomersfrom Renewable ResourcesEnantiocomplementary Yarrowia lipolytica Oxidoreductases: Alcohol Dehydrogenase 2 andShort Chain Dehydrogenase/ReductaseLipases Immobilization for Effective Synthesis of Biodiesel Starting from Coffee Waste OilsPyranose Dehydrogenase from Agaricus campestris and Agaricus xanthoderma: Characterization and Applications in Carbohydrate ConversionsCarbonic Anhydrases and Their Biotechnological ApplicationsA Sensitive DNA Enzyme-Based Fluorescent Assay for Bacterial DetectionDecarboxylation of Pyruvate to Acetaldehyde for Ethanol Production by HyperthermophilesMicrobial Enzymes with Special Characteristics for Biotechnological ApplicationsFungal Beta-Glucosidases: A Bottleneck in Industrial Use of Lignocellulosic MaterialsArming Technology in Yeast-Novel Strategy for Whole-cell Biocatalyst and Protein EngineeringProduction of Fungal Glucoamylase for Glucose Production from Food WasteQuantum Mechanical Modeling: A Tool for the Understanding of Enzyme ReactionsBiocatalytic Synthesis of Chiral Alcohols and Amino Acids for Development ofPharmaceuticalsImprovement of Biocatalysts for Industrial and Environmental Purposes by SaturationMutagenesisBiocatalysis for Biobased ChemicalsBiotechnological Applications of TransglutaminasesBiophysical Insights into the Inhibitory Mechanism of Non-Nucleoside HIV-1 ReverseTranscriptase InhibitorsResearch Applications of Proteolytic Enzymes in Molecular BiologyMicrobial Enzymes: Tools for Biotechnological Processes