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Nanobotany pp 161-173 | Cite as

Enzymology and Nanoparticles

  • Sumera Javad
  • Khajista Jabeen
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Abstract

Enzymes are the natural biocatalysts which are being used now in a number of industries such as food industry, laundry and medicine etc. Now their use has also been established in the production of biosensors, polymerase chain reactions and biofuel cells etc. Activity of enzymes has been increased by using nanotechnology in collaboration by using nanoparticles as immobilizing agents. Immobilized enzymes have been proved to be a better system in terms of purity of product, feasibility of reaction, control of system etc. Enzymes are used again and again by this process. Enzyme nanoparticles have also been produced which increase the efficiency of the system. There are different methods to produce ENPs which are described in detail. Nanoparticles can also be used as co-factors for the commercially exploited important enzymes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumera Javad
    • 1
  • Khajista Jabeen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyLahore College for Women UniversityLahorePakistan

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