Industrial Enzymes

Structure, Function and Applications

  • Julio Polaina
  • Andrew P. MacCabe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Carbohydrate Active Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Machovič Martin, Janeček štefan
      Pages 3-18
    3. Qi Xu, William S. Adney, Shi-You Ding, Himmel E. Michael
      Pages 35-50
    4. Miettinen-Oinonen Arja
      Pages 51-63
    5. Pastor F. I. Javier, Gallardo Óscar, Julia Sanz-Aparicio, Pilar Díaz
      Pages 65-82
    6. Evangelos Topakas, Christakopoulos Paul
      Pages 83-97
    7. Sathyanarayana N. Gummadi, N. Manoj, D. Sunil Kumar
      Pages 99-115
    8. Paloma Manzanares, Salvador Vallés, Daniel Ramòn, Margarita Orejas
      Pages 117-140
    9. Francisco J. Plou, Aránzazu Gómez de Segura, Antonio Ballesteros
      Pages 141-157
  3. Peptidases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Neil D. Rawlings, Fraser R. Morton, Alan J. Barrett
      Pages 161-179
    3. Zbigniew Grzonka, Franciszek Kasprzykowski, WiesŁaw Wiczk
      Pages 181-195
    4. John Donlon
      Pages 197-206
    5. Félix Claverie-MartÌn, Marìa C. Vega-Hernàndez
      Pages 207-219
    6. Johanna Mansfeld
      Pages 221-242
    7. Yolanda Sanz
      Pages 243-260
  4. Lipases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Marina Lotti, Lilia Alberghina
      Pages 263-281

About this book


Man's use of enzymes dates back to the earliest times of civilization. Important human activities such as the production of certain types of foods and beverages, and the tanning of hides and skins to produce leather for garments, serendipitously took advantage of enzyme activities. Important advances in our understanding of the nature of enzymes and their action were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, seeding the explosive expansion from the 1950s and 60s onward to the present billion dollar enzyme industry. Recent developments in the fields of genetic engineering and protein chemistry are bringing ever more powerful means of analysis to bear on the study of enzyme structure and function that will undoubtedly lead to the rational modification of enzymes to match specific requirements as well as the design of new enzymes with novel properties.

This volume reviews the most important types of industrial enzymes, covering in a balanced manner three interrelated aspects of paramount importance for enzyme performance: three-dimensional protein structure, physicochemical and catalytic properties, and the range of both classical and novel applications.

The material covered will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students in biochemistry, biotechnology and applied microbiology in addition to researchers and industrialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Julio Polaina
    • 1
  • Andrew P. MacCabe
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de AlimentosCSICSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de AlimentosCSICSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5376-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5377-1
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