Food Grade Encapsulation Systems for Enzymes

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 June 2024 | Viewed by 100

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Food for Health Ireland, UCD Institute of Food and Health, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: new food grade encapsulation and delivery systems; incorporation of biologically active phytochemicals in food matrices; food preservation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food-grade encapsulation systems for enzymes have received increasing attention in recent years. Immobilisation techniques involve physically confining enzymes to a specific region while preserving their catalytic capabilities. This approach enables the use of enzymes in optimal micro-environments and conditions. It enhances their properties by modifying various catalytic features such as specificity, selectivity, and stability across a range of pH and temperature conditions, encouraging inhibitor resistance, and offering the possibility of recyclability over multiple catalytic cycles.

Additionally, stable immobilised biocatalyst systems simplify enzyme separation from the reaction medium, mitigate or completely prevent product contamination, enable continuous operations, and facilitate enzyme application in diverse types of reactors. The potential advantages and suitability of immobilised enzymes in the food industry, including their application in active food packaging, enzymatic biosensors, and food ingredients, have prompted numerous investigations in this field.

This Special Issue will attempt to bring together food scientists, food engineers, and packaging technologists from around the world working on innovative encapsulation systems of enzymes for food applications, presenting the state of the art in this emerging field of science and technology.

Dr. Jean-Christophe Jacquier
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • food grade encapsulation
  • delivery systems
  • enzyme
  • immobilisation
  • enzymatic biosensor
  • catalytic capabilities

Published Papers

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