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Lipases: introduction


Raja Abdul Rahman, Raja Noor Zaliha and Salleh, Abu Bakar and Basri, Mahiran (2006) Lipases: introduction. In: New Lipases and Proteases. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781600210686


Lipases differ greatly with regard to their origins and their properties. Lipases can be obtained from microorganism, plant and animal. They can catalyze the hydrolysis or synthesis of a wide range of different substances. Microbial lipases are widely diversified in their enzymatic properties and substrates specify which make them attractive for many industrial applications including detergents, food, flavor industry, ester and amino acid derivatives, baking, fine chemical, bioremediation, hard surface cleaning, leather andpaper industry. Lipases stand amongst the most important biocatalysts due to their ability to utilize a wide spectrum of substrates, high stability towards extremes of temperature, pH and organic solvents, and chemo-, regio- and enantioselectivity. The enantioselectiveand regionselective nature of lipases have been utilized for the resolution of chirl drugs, fat modification, synthesis of cocoa butter substituents, biofuels, and for the synthesis of personal care products and flavor enhancers.

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Item Type: Book Section
Call Number: QP609 L5N532
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Keywords: Lipases; Enzymes
Depositing User: Nadiana Adlia Rusli
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 01:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 00:53
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32433
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