Microbial and Enzymatic Processes for the Production of Biologically Useful Compounds

  • Hideaki Yamada
Conference paper


Reactions catalyzed by enzymes and enzyme systems display far greater specificities than more conventional forms of organic reactions and, of all the reactions available, enzymatic synthesis and transformations have the greatest potential. We have recently been carrying out studies on the processes for production of various biologically useful coenzymes, vitamins, amino acids and amides, using microbial enzymes as catalysts.


Pantothenic Acid Microbial Enzyme Candida Parapsilosis Nitrile Hydratase Asymmetric Reduction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideaki Yamada
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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