NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Biotechnology (IJBT) >
IJBT Vol.06 [2007] >
IJBT Vol.06(2) [April 2007] >

Title: Lipase applications in food industry
Authors: Aravindan, R
Anbumathi, P
Viruthagiri, T
Keywords: ester
fatty acids
food applications
lipase sources
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸ C12N9/20
Abstract: Lipases are the most pliable biocatalyst and bring about a wide range of bioconversion reactions, such as hydrolysis, interesterification, esterification, alcoholysis, acidolysis and aminolysis. Lipases can act on a variety of substrates including natural oils, synthetic triglycerides and esters of fatty acids. They are resistant to solvents and are exploited in a broad spectrum of biotechnological applications. Lipase catalyzed transesterification, hydrolysis and esterification are the important class of reactions for food technology applications in fats and oil industry, dairy industry, pharmaceuticals and bakery industry. Lipases are very peculiar as they hydrolyse fats into fatty acids and glycerol at the water-lipid interface and can reverse the reaction in non-aqueous media. Novel biotechnological applications, like biopolymer synthesis, biodiesel production, treatment of fat-containing waste effluents, enantiopure synthesis of pharmaceuticals and nutraceutical agents, have been established successfully. The present article extends the frontier of lipase technology towards food processing applications and discusses the important characteristics of lipases and its sources. Various methods of lipase immobilization for food technology applications, various assay methods for lipase, production of lipase by submerged and solid state fermentation strategies, and various purification methods available have been discussed in detail.
Page(s): 141-158
ISSN: 0972-5849
Source: IJBT Vol.06(2) [April 2007]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJBT 6(2) 141-158.pdf195.15 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 897 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 169540 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 30-Jun-2016Webmaster: