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Enzyme Engineering

Volume 3

  • E. Kendall Pye
  • Howard H. Weetall
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lemuel B. Wingard Jr.
      Pages 3-8
  3. New Methods of Stabilizing and Immobilizing Enzymes and Whole Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. W. K. Lo, S. Putcha, B. U. Kim, L. Griffith, S. Bissell, P. R. Rony
      Pages 19-28
    3. K. Venkatasubramanian, A. Constantinides, W. R. Vieth
      Pages 29-41
    4. G. P. Royer, F. A. Liberatore
      Pages 43-49
    5. H. Yamada, K. Yamada, H. Kumagai, T. Hino, S. Okamura
      Pages 57-62
  4. Enzyme Engineering

About this book

Introduction

The recent worldwide explosion of interest in enzymes as cata­ lysts in industrial processes has arisen primarily because of the potential of major innovative advances which have taken place over the last two decades, foremost among these being novel methods of enzyme immobilization and affinity chromatography for rapid enzyme purification. This interest is now being further stimulated by the remarkable commercial success of several enzyme-based industrial processes, particularly the production of high-fructose syrup in the U. S. and amino acid production in Japan. With the initiation of these and other processes, together with the readying for commercial­ ization of several other enzyme-based operations, interest has ex­ panded in other areas in which enzymes may playa useful role, particularly in medicine and analytical chemistry. The development of this technology has required the cooperative efforts of practi­ tioners of several disciplines, primarily chemical engineers, bio­ chemists and other life scientists. Indeed, from this cooperation is arising the new interdisciplinary field of Enzyme Engineering. To stimulate communication, information exchange and advance­ ment of knowledge in this new field on an international level the Engineering Foundation, through the efforts of Lemuel B. Wingard, Jr. , initiated in 1971 a series of international conferences on Enzyme Engineering to be held biannually. The first two conferences were held in Henniker, New Hampshire, in the summers of 1971 and 1973, respectively, while the third conference, from which these proceedings derived, was held in August 1975 in Portland, Oregon.

Keywords

Glucose amino acid biotechnology chemistry chromatography communication development engine enzyme enzymes genetic engineering induction production protein yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Kendall Pye
    • 1
  • Howard H. Weetall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Research and Development LabsCorning Glass WorksCorningUSA

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