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Article

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Disciplines

1.4 CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Publication Details

Biotechnol Lett. 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.1007/s10529-018-02633-7

Abstract

Objective: This review examines on our current understanding of microbial lipase solvent tolerance, with a specific focus on the molecular strategies employed to improve lipase stability in a non-aqueous environment.

Results: It provides an overview of known solvent tolerant lipases and of approaches to improving solvent stability such as; enhancing stabilising interactions, modification of residue flexibility and surface charge alteration. It shows that judicious selection of lipase source supplemented by appropriate enzyme stabilisation, can lead to a wide application spectrum for lipases.

Conclusion: Organic solvent stable lipases are, and will continue to be, versatile and adaptable biocatalytic workhorses commonly employed for industrial applications in the food, pharmaceutical and green manufacturing industries.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10529-018-02633-7

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