Enzyme Research

Microbial Enzyme: Applications in Industry and in Bioremediation


Publishing date
15 Oct 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Apr 2011

1Departamento de Microbiologia Geral, Lab Proteases de Microrganismos, Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ CCS), Bloco I, Cidade Universitária , Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

2Chim Bioorgan Lab, Università degli Studi di Firenze, 50019 Florence, Italy

3CSIC, Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain


Microbial Enzyme: Applications in Industry and in Bioremediation

Description

The industries are under continuous pressure to use more environmentally friendly finishing processes and to find new methods to make products more competitive on the global market. In this context, microbial enzymes execute a large variety of functions and have important biotechnological applications. They are used as drug targets in the development of new antimicrobial agents. Other applications are directed to the development processes involving enzymes derived from microorganisms focusing on the industry and on bioremediation processes. For many industrial applications, enzymes have to be immobilized, via simple and cost-effective protocols, in order to be reused over very long periods of time. From this point of view, immobilization and stabilization are important tools.

This special issue includes aspects involving industrial processes of enzymes and use of enzymes in bioremediation. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles in this subject. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Industrial applications of microbial enzymes (cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry)
  • Microbial enzymes in bioremediation processes
  • Enzymes from biodiversity: extremophiles and thermophiles
  • Methodology for utilization in biotechnology
  • Immobilization and stabilization of microbial enzymes
  • Reactivation of industrial enzymes after partial inactivation
  • Microbial enzymes as drug target in pharmaceutical industry

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/er/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 823619
  • - Review Article

Novel Strategies for Upstream and Downstream Processing of Tannin Acyl Hydrolase

Luis V. Rodríguez-Durán | Blanca Valdivia-Urdiales | ... | Cristóbal N. Aguilar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 692618
  • - Research Article

Enzymatic Synthesis of the Flavone Glucosides, Prunin and Isoquercetin, and the Aglycones, Naringenin and Quercetin, with Selective -L-Rhamnosidase and -D-Glucosidase Activities of Naringinase

Hélder Vila-Real | António J. Alfaia | ... | Maria H. L. Ribeiro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 768183
  • - Research Article

Catalytical Properties of Free and Immobilized Aspergillus niger Tannase

Abril Flores-Maltos | Luis V. Rodríguez-Durán | ... | Cristóbal N. Aguilar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 642460
  • - Research Article

Screening of Supports for the Immobilization of -Glucosidase

Joelise de Alencar Figueira | Fernanda Furlan Gonçalves Dias | ... | Pedro Fernandes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 280696
  • - Review Article

Microbial Cellulases and Their Industrial Applications

Ramesh Chander Kuhad | Rishi Gupta | Ajay Singh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 851272
  • - Research Article

Cross-Linked Enzyme Aggregates of Naringinase: Novel Biocatalysts for Naringin Hydrolysis

Maria H. L. Ribeiro | Marco Rabaça
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 593624
  • - Research Article

Cost-Effective Production and Optimization of Alkaline Xylanase by Indigenous Bacillus mojavensis AG137 Fermented on Agricultural Waste

Abbas Akhavan Sepahy | Shokoofeh Ghazi | Maryam Akhavan Sepahy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 805795
  • - Research Article

Accessibility of Enzymatically Delignified Bambusa bambos for Efficient Hydrolysis at Minimum Cellulase Loading: An Optimization Study

Arindam Kuila | Mainak Mukhopadhyay | ... | Rintu Banerjee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 538676
  • - Research Article

Debittering of Protein Hydrolysates by Lactobacillus LBL-4 Aminopeptidase

Bozhidar Tchorbanov | Margarita Marinova | Lydia Grozeva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 725172
  • - Research Article

Enzyme-Catalyzed Oxidation of 17β-Estradiol Using Immobilized Laccase from Trametes versicolor

Chantale Cardinal-Watkins | Jim A. Nicell

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