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 216435
  • - Research Article

Assessment of the Morphological, Biochemical, and Kinetic Properties for Candida rugosa Lipase Immobilized on Hydrous Niobium Oxide to Be Used in the Biodiesel Synthesis

Michele Miranda | Daniele Urioste | ... | Heizir F. de Castro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 796394
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Phytase Activity by a New Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain Using Statistical Optimization

Edi Franciele Ries | Gabriela Alves Macedo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 179050
  • - Research Article

Decolorization of Solophenyl Red 3BL Polyazo Dye by Laccase-Mediator System: Optimization through Response Surface Methodology

Mohamed Neifar | Atef Jaouani | ... | Semia Ellouze-Chaabouni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 523780
  • - Research Article

Keratinase Production by Three Bacillus spp. Using Feather Meal and Whole Feather as Substrate in a Submerged Fermentation

Ana Maria Mazotto | Rosalie Reed Rodrigues Coelho | ... | Alane Beatriz Vermelho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 376015
  • - Research Article

Laccase-Based CLEAs: Chitosan as a Novel Cross-Linking Agent

Alexandre Arsenault | Hubert Cabana | J. Peter Jones
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 340279
  • - Research Article

Bioconversion of Agricultural Waste to Ethanol by SSF Using Recombinant Cellulase from Clostridium thermocellum

Ruchi Mutreja | Debasish Das | ... | Arun Goyal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 475193
  • - Review Article

Petroleum-Degrading Enzymes: Bioremediation and New Prospects

R. S. Peixoto | A. B. Vermelho | A. S. Rosado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 217861
  • - Review Article

Laccase: Microbial Sources, Production, Purification, and Potential Biotechnological Applications

Shraddha | Ravi Shekher | ... | Ajay Kumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 368525
  • - Research Article

Application of Asymetrical and Hoke Designs for Optimization of Laccase Production by the White-Rot Fungus Fomes fomentarius in Solid-State Fermentation

Mohamed Neifar | Amel Kamoun | ... | Semia Ellouze-Chaabouni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 151656
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Cellulase Activity from a New Strain of Bacillus subtilis by Medium Optimization and Analysis with Various Cellulosic Substrates

Deepmoni Deka | P. Bhargavi | ... | Arun Goyal

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