Industrial Enzymes: Structure, Function and Applications by Julio PolainaIndustrial Enzymes: Structure, Function and Applications by Julio Polaina

Industrial Enzymes: Structure, Function and Applications

byJulio PolainaEditorAndrew P. MacCabe

Hardcover | March 30, 2007

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Man's use of enzymes dates back to the earliest times of civilization. Important human activities such as the production of certain types of foods and beverages, and the tanning of hides and skins to produce leather for garments, serendipitously took advantage of enzyme activities. Important advances in our understanding of the nature of enzymes and their action were made in the late 19thand early 20thcenturies, seeding the explosive expansion from the 1950s and 60s onward to the present billion dollar enzyme industry. Recent developments in the fields of genetic engineering and protein chemistry are bringing ever more powerful means of analysis to bear on the study of enzyme structure and function that will undoubtedly lead to the rational modification of enzymes to match specific requirements as well as the design of new enzymes with novel properties.

This volume reviews the most important types of industrial enzymes, covering in a balanced manner three interrelated aspects of paramount importance for enzyme performance: three-dimensional protein structure, physicochemical and catalytic properties, and the range of both classical and novel applications.

The material covered will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry, biotechnology and applied microbiology in addition to researchers and industrialists.

Title:Industrial Enzymes: Structure, Function and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:641 pagesPublished:March 30, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Industrial enzymes in the 21st century. Julio Polaina and Andrew P. MacCabe. Section A. Carbohydrate Active Enzymes Chapter 1. Amylolytic enzymes: types, structures and specificities. Martin Machovic and Stefan Janecek Chapter 2. The use of starch processing enzymes in the food industry. Jósef Synowiecki Chapter 3. Cellulases for biomass conversion. Qi Xu, William S. Adney, Shi-You Ding and Michael E. Himmel Chapter 4. Cellulases in the textile industry. Arja Miettinen-Oinonen Chapter 5. Xylanases: molecular properties and applications. F. I. Javier Pastor, Óscar Gallardo, Julia Sanz-Aparicio and Pilar Diaz Chapter 6. Microbial xylanolytic carbohydrate esterases. Evangelos Topakas and Paul Christakopoulos Chapter 7. Structural and biochemical properties of pectinases. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi, N. Manoj and D. Sunil Kumar Chapter 8. a-L-Rhamnosidases: old and new insights. Paloma Manzanares, Salvador Vallés, Daniel Ramón and Margarita Orejas Chapter 9. Application of glycosidases and transglycosidases in the synthesis of oligosaccharides. Francisco J. Plou, Aránzazu Gómez de Segura and Antonio Ballesteros Section B. Peptidases Chapter 10. An introduction to peptidases and the MEROPS database. Neil D. Rawlings, Fraser R. Morton and Alan J. Barrett Chapter 11. Cysteine proteases. Zbigniew Grzonka, Franciszek Kasprzykowski and Wieslaw Wiczk Chapter 12. Subtilisin. John Donlon Chapter 13. Aspartic proteases used in cheese making. Félix Claveríe-Martín and María C. Vega-Hernández Chapter 14. Metalloproteases. Johanna Mansfeld Chapter 15. Aminopeptidases. Yolanda Sanz Section C. Lipases Chapter 16. Lipases: molecular structure and function. Marina Lotti and Lilia Alberghina Chapter 17. Use of lipases in the industrial production of esters. Soundar Divakar andBalaraman Manohar Chapter 18. Use of lipases in organic synthesis. Vicente Gotor-Fernández and Vicente Gotor Chapter 19. Use of lipases for the production of biodiesel. Andrea Salis, Maura Monduzzi and Vincenzo Solinas Chapter 20. Use of lipases in the synthesis of structured lipids in supercritical carbon dioxide. José da Cruz Francisco, Simon P. Gough and Estera S. Dey Section D. Nucleic Acids Enzymes Chapter 21. Restriction and homing endonucleases. Krzysztof J. Skowronek and Janusz M. Bujnicki Chapter 22. DNA polymerases for PCR applications. Regen Drouin, Walid Dridi and Oumar Samasekou Chapter 23. Prokaryotic reverse transcriptases. Bert Lampson Chapter 24. Dicer: structure, function and role in RNA-dependent gene-silencing pathways. Justin M. Pare and Tom C. Hobman Section E. Oxidoreductases and Other Enzymes of Diverse Function Chapter 25. Hydrogen peroxide producing and decomposing enzymes: their use in biosensors and other applications. Nóra Adányi, Teréz Barna, Tamás Emri, Márton Miskei and István Pócsi Chapter 26. Laccases: biological functions, molecular structure and industrial applications. Miguel Alcalde Chapter 27. High redox potential peroxidases. Angel Martinez Chapter 28. Amino acid dehydrogenases. Stephen Y. K. Seah Chapter 29. Phytase: source, structure and application. Xin Gen Lei, Jesus M. Porres, Edward J. Mullaney and Henrik Brinch-Pedersen Chapter 30. Nitrile hydrolases. Praveen Kaul, Anirban Banerjee and Uttam Chand Banerjee Chapter 31. Aspartases: molecular structure, biochemical function and biotechnological applications. Tomohiro Mizobata and Yasushi Kawata Chapter 32. Transglutaminases. María J. Arrizubieta Chapter 33. Penicillin acylases. David W. Spence and Martin Ramsden Chapter 34. Hydantoinases. Yun-Peng Chao, Chung-Jen Chiang, Jong-Tzer Chern and

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is a book worth adding in one's collection and is most suitable for advanced students and professionals. This compendium consists of in-depth reviews prepared by authoritative sources. It is extremely informative, presenting detailed facts on the history, sources, active sites, reaction mechanisms, substrate specificities, structures (native and redesigned), and applications for 34 classes of enzymes that have industrial applications. . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (J. M. Tomich, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)