An Overview of Plant Proteolytic Enzymes

  • D’Ipólito Sebastián
  • María Gabriela GuevaraEmail author
  • Tito Florencia Rocío
  • Tonón Claudia Virginia


Enzymes are proteins that act as highly efficient catalysts in biochemical reactions. This catalytic capability is what makes enzymes unique and they work efficiently, rapidly, and are biodegradable. The use of enzymes frequently results in many benefits that cannot be obtained with traditional chemical treatments. These often include higher product quality and lower manufacturing cost, less waste, and reduced energy consumption. Industrial enzymes represent the heart of biotechnology processes and biotechnology (Whitehurst and van Oort 2009; Sabalza et al. 2014)


Plant proteases Industrial enzymes Protein engineering Genetic engineering Applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biological Research Institute, National Council of Scientific and Technique Research (CONICET)University of Mar del Plata (UNMDP)Mar del PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Scientific Research Commission of the Province of Buenos Aires (CIC)Buenos AiresArgentina

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