Enzyme Engineering and Biocatalysis: Principles and Applications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, 159 Street, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: practical applications of microbial enzymes; soil enzymes; enzymatic degradation of chitin and keratin; immobilization; enzyme evolution

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Department of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Lwowska 1, 87-100 Torun, Poland
Interests: microbial enzyme; antifungal activity; biodegradation; biopolymers

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Dear Colleagues,

Enzymes are not only biocatalysts for the proper functioning of living organisms. They are also catalytically active proteins of great applied importance in many areas of biotechnology. Many enzymes of natural origin exhibit desirable substrate specificity but poor stability in the reaction environment. These limitations in biocatalysis can be overcome by methods of improving the properties of enzyme proteins such as enzyme immobilization or directed enzyme evolution. These advanced techniques make it possible to obtain enzymes with high activity that are stable in various environments. The results of research into the mechanism of enzyme promiscuity, which allows a radical change in substrate specificity under certain conditions, are also extremely valuable to the industry.

Dr. Urszula Jankiewicz
Dr. Maria Swiontek-Brzezinska
Guest Editors

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  • enzymes in biotechnology
  • recombinant protein
  • enzyme promiscuity
  • directed enzyme evolution
  • enzyme immobilization
  • protein design
  • enzyme kinetics
  • enzyme purification
  • enzyme activity stabilization
  • enzyme inhibition

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