© 1997

Immobilization of Enzymes and Cells

  • Gordon F. Bickerstaff

Part of the Methods in Biotechnology book series (MIBT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gordon F. Bickerstaff Jr.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Harold E. Swaisgood, Xiaolin L. Huang, Marie K. Walsh
    Pages 13-20
  4. Violeta G. Janolino, Harold E. Swaisgood
    Pages 21-26
  5. Pedro Lozano, José L. Iborra
    Pages 27-40
  6. Arturo Manjón, José L. Iborra
    Pages 41-51
  7. José L. Iborra, Arturo Manjón, Manuel Cánovas
    Pages 53-60
  8. Jane E. Fraser, Gordon F. Bickerstaff
    Pages 61-66
  9. Maria Cantarella, Francesco Alfani, Laura Cantarella, Alberto Gallifuoco
    Pages 67-76
  10. Hiroshi Yamazaki, C. Scott Boyd
    Pages 77-81
  11. Milena Koudelka-Hep, Nico F. de Rooij, David J. Strike
    Pages 83-85
  12. Milena Koudelka-Hep, Nico F. de Rooij, David J. Strike
    Pages 87-92
  13. David J. Strike, Nico F. de Rooij, Milena Koudelka-Hep
    Pages 93-100
  14. Kazuhiro Hoshino, Setuko Akakabe, Shoichi Morohashi, Toshisuke Sasakura
    Pages 101-108
  15. Guy Fortier, Nicole Demers, Jacques Jean-Fran çois, Jean-Charles Gayet, Edith M. D’Urso
    Pages 117-123
  16. Andreas Muscat, Klaus-Dieter Vorlop
    Pages 125-131
  17. Laura Chiarantini, Mauro Magnani
    Pages 143-152
  18. Marion Paterson, John F. Kennedy
    Pages 153-165

About this book


Immobihzatron of enzymes, cells, and organelles has expanded greatly in the past 30 years as the advantages of immobilization have been evaluated and utilized in analyttcal, biotransformation, and medical applications. A c- sequence of this explosion of technology IS that there is now a bewildering array of permutations for the immobilization of biological material. The p- pose of Immobilization of Enzymes and Cells is to provrde a basic reference tool for all academic and industrial research workers seeking to start or expand the use of mnnobilization techniques in their work. The book does not aim to provide comprehensive coverage of the vast range of methods available, but will serve as a launch pad for potential users of immobilization techniques. One reason for the vast expanse of mmrobilization technology lies m the subject material to be immobilized. Biological catalysts (enzymes, organelles, and cells) have a high degree of individual variability, and although many tmmobilization techniques have wide applicability, tt is imposstble for one or even a few methods to cater to the great diversity of requirements inherent in biological material. This is especially so when the atm is to produce an op- mum system m which the immobihzed biocatalyst will function at high levels of efficrency, stability, and so on.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon F. Bickerstaff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PaisleyScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Immobilization of Enzymes and Cells
  • Editors Gordon Bickerstaff
  • Series Title Methods in Biotechnology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1997
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-386-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-4134-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-481-8
  • Series ISSN 1940-6061
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-607X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 367
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
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"Many well-known authors from research laboratories worldwide have contributed to this successful volume. . .this book provides a basic reference tool for all those who will need to immobilize biological materials in their work-not only for the beginner in the field, but also for experienced researchers."-Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology