By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Enzymes and Coenzymes have been published. According to news reporting originating from Trivandrum, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Lipase-catalyzed esterification reactions are among the most significant chemical and biochemical processes of industrial relevance. Lipases catalyze hydrolysis as well as esterification reactions."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), "Enzyme-catalyzed esterification has acquired increasing attention in many applications, due to the significance of the derived products. More specifically, the lipase-catalyzed esterification reactions attracted research interest during the past decade, due to an increased use of organic esters in biotechnology and the chemical industry. Lipases, as hydrolyzing agents are active in environments, which contain a minimum of two distinct phases, where all reactants are partitioned between these phases, although their distribution is not fixed and changes as the reaction proceeds. The kinetics of the lipase-catalyzed reactions is governed by a number of factors. This article presents a thorough and descriptive evaluation of the applied trends and perspectives concerning the enzymatic esterification, mainly for biofuel production; an emphasis is given on essential factors, which affect the lipase-catalyzed esterification reaction."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Moreover, the art of using bacterial and/or fungal strains for whole cell biocatalysis purposes, as well as carrying out catalysis by various forms of purified lipases from bacterial and fungal sources is also reviewed."
For more information on this research see: Advances in lipase-catalyzed esterification reactions. Biotechnology Advances, 2013;31(8):1846-1859. Biotechnology Advances can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Biotechnology Advances - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/525455)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.Y. Stergiou, CSIR, NIIST, Center Biofuels & Biotechnol Div, Trivandrum 695019, Kerala, India. Additional authors for this research include A. Foukis, M. Filippou, M. Koukouritaki, M. Parapouli, L.G. Theodorou, E. Hatziloukas, A. Afendra, A. Pandey and E.M. Papamichael (see also Enzymes and Coenzymes).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Lipase, Trivandrum, Enzymes and Coenzymes, Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases
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