Industrial Enzymes

Structure, Function and Applications

  • Julio Polaina
  • Andrew P. MacCabe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Carbohydrate Active Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Machovič Martin, Janeček štefan
      Pages 3-18
    3. Qi Xu, William S. Adney, Shi-You Ding, Himmel E. Michael
      Pages 35-50
    4. Miettinen-Oinonen Arja
      Pages 51-63
    5. Pastor F. I. Javier, Gallardo Óscar, Julia Sanz-Aparicio, Pilar Díaz
      Pages 65-82
    6. Evangelos Topakas, Christakopoulos Paul
      Pages 83-97
    7. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi, N. Manoj, D. Sunil Kumar
      Pages 99-115
    8. Paloma Manzanares, Salvador Vallés, Daniel Ramòn, Margarita Orejas
      Pages 117-140
    9. Francisco J. Plou, Aránzazu Gómez de Segura, Antonio Ballesteros
      Pages 141-157
  3. Peptidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Neil D. Rawlings, Fraser R. Morton, Alan J. Barrett
      Pages 161-179
    3. Zbigniew Grzonka, Franciszek Kasprzykowski, WiesŁaw Wiczk
      Pages 181-195
    4. John Donlon
      Pages 197-206
    5. Félix Claverie-MartÌn, Marìa C. Vega-Hernàndez
      Pages 207-219
    6. Johanna Mansfeld
      Pages 221-242
    7. Yolanda Sanz
      Pages 243-260
  4. Lipases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Marina Lotti, Lilia Alberghina
      Pages 263-281
    3. Soundar Divakar, Balaraman Manohar
      Pages 283-300
    4. Vicente Gotor-Fernández, Gotor Vicente
      Pages 301-315
    5. Andrea Salis, Maura Monduzzi, Vincenzo Solinas
      Pages 317-339
    6. José da Cruz Francisco, Simon P. Gough, Estera S. Dey
      Pages 341-354
  5. Nucleic Acids Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Krzysztof J. Skowronek, Janusz M. Bujnicki
      Pages 357-377
    3. Régen Drouin, Walid Dridi, Oumar Samassekou
      Pages 379-401
    4. Bert C. Lampson
      Pages 403-420
  6. Oxidoreductases and Other Enzymes of Diverse Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Nóra Adányi, Teréz Barna, Tamás Emri, Márton Miskei, István Pócsi
      Pages 441-459
    3. Ángel T. Martínez
      Pages 477-488
    4. Stephen Y.K. Seah
      Pages 489-504
    5. Xin Gen Lei, Jesus M. Porres, Edward J. Mullaney, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen
      Pages 505-529
    6. Praveen Kaul, Anirban Banerjee, Uttam Chand Banerjee
      Pages 531-547
    7. María Jesús Arrizubieta
      Pages 567-581
    8. David W. Spence, Martin Ramsden
      Pages 583-597
    9. Yun-Peng Chao, Chung-Jen Chiang, Jong-Tzer Chern, Jason T.C. Tzen
      Pages 599-606
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 607-641

About this book


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 19th and early 20th centuries, 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Julio Polaina
    • 1
  • Andrew P. MacCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de AlimentosCSICSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de AlimentosCSICSpain

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Chemical Manufacturing
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