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 796407
  • - Research Article

Production of Cold-Active Bacterial Lipases through Semisolid State Fermentation Using Oil Cakes

Babu Joseph | Supriya Upadhyaya | Pramod Ramteke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 919386
  • - Research Article

Enzymatic Synthesis of Isopropyl Acetate by Immobilized   Bacillus cereus Lipase in Organic Medium

Madan Lal Verma | Wamik Azmi | Shamsher Singh Kanwar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 718949
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Isopropyl Ferulate Using Silica-Immobilized Lipase in an Organic Medium

Ashok Kumar | Shamsher Singh Kanwar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 848939
  • - Research Article

Production of Feruloyl Esterase from Aspergillus niger by Solid-State Fermentation on Different Carbon Sources

Shiyi Ou | Jing Zhang | ... | Ning Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 250842
  • - Research Article

16S rRNA-Based Identification of a Glucan-Hyperproducing Weissella confusa

Shraddha Shukla | Arun Goyal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 157294
  • - Research Article

Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Amy1: An Alpha-Amylase from Cryptococcus flavus Expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Alexsandro Sobreira Galdino | Roberto Nascimento Silva | ... | Cirano José Ulhoa

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