Search for novel proteolytic enzymes aimed at textile and agro-industrial applications: an overview of current and novel approaches

A. Catarina Queiroga, Manuela E. Pintado, F. Xavier Malcata*

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Abstract

The types and sources of proteolytic enzymes, enzyme assays, strategies for fermentation yield improvement, and novel proteases and their applications in industrial sectors are widely covered in this review. We give a special focus on alkaline proteases for the textile and detergent industries, as well as for the degradation of keratin-rich wastes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-169
Number of pages16
JournalBiocatalysis and Biotransformation
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Biocatalyst
  • Casein
  • Extremophile
  • Metagenomic
  • Response surface methodology
  • Wool

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