© 1997

Immobilization of Enzymes and Cells

  • Gordon F. Bickerstaff

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

Table of contents

  1. Mattheus F. A. Goosen, Eltag S. E. Mahmud, Abdullah S. Al-Ghafri, Hamad A. Al-Hajri, Yousuf S. Al-Sinani, Branko Bugarski
    Pages 167-174
  2. Hassan Farghali, Sixtus Hynie
    Pages 175-184
  3. Sixtus Hynie, Ludmila Kamenikova, Hassan Farghali
    Pages 185-192
  4. Eggert Brekkan, Qing Yang, Gerhard Viel, Per Lundahl
    Pages 193-206
  5. Kuo-Cheng Chen, Jer-Yiing Houng
    Pages 207-216
  6. Severian Dumitriu, Pierre Vidal, Esteban Chornet
    Pages 229-236
  7. Harold E. Swaisgood, Flavia M. L. Passos
    Pages 237-242
  8. José M. Guisán, Guadalupe Penzol, Pilar Armisen, Agatha Bastida, Rosa M. Blanco, Roberto Fernandez-Lafuente et al.
    Pages 261-275
  9. José M. Guisán, Agatha Bastida, Rosa M. Blanco, Roberto Fernández-Lafuente, Eduardo García-Junceda
    Pages 277-287
  10. José M. Guisán, Verónica Rodriguez, Cristina M. Rosell, Gloria Soler, Agatha Bastida, Rosa M. Blanco et al.
    Pages 289-298
  11. Johanna Mansfeld, Horst Dautzenberg
    Pages 309-317
  12. Johanna Mansfeld, Horst Dautzenberg
    Pages 319-326
  13. José V. Sinisterra
    Pages 327-330
  14. John F. Kennedy, Joaquim M. Cabral, Maria R. Kosseva, Marion Paterson
    Pages 345-359

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