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Different strategies to enhance the activity of lipase catalysts

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Abstract

The design of new strategies for improving the catalytic activity of lipases in their application on non-natural substrates is in great demand due to their biotechnological applications. This perspective illustrates the power of technologies, such as the immobilization of enzymes on nanomaterials and the site-specific chemical modification of enzyme surfaces, to prepare highly active semisynthetic lipases. These techniques have produced optimal biocatalysts for different important bioprocesses such as biodiesel production, regioselective deprotection of carbohydrates and kinetic resolution of different drug precursors.

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Submitted
15 Dec 2011
Accepted
07 May 2012
First published
22 Jun 2012

Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012,2, 1531-1543
Article type
Perspective

Different strategies to enhance the activity of lipase catalysts

M. Marciello, M. Filice and J. M. Palomo, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2012, 2, 1531
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20125A

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