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biocatalysis

The use of biological catalysts (e.g., enzymes) for chemical synthesis and transformation of organic compounds.
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After the culture, and when a maximum lipase activity is detected according to the results of a first culture, stabilization of the whole-cell biocatalysts was developed according to the method of Ban et al.
Biocatalysts are a types of enzymes that play an instrumental role in transformation of chemical compounds.
The maximum relative activity (100%) was obtained at a temperature of 55[degrees]C and remained above 50% until 70[degrees]C for both biocatalysts. Also, the statistical analysis showed that the relative activities of biocatalysts did not differ statistically (p > 0.05) until 55[degrees]C (Figure 5).
Biocatalysts manufacture enzymes that play an important role in the extraction of yeast.
Jason King, of Oxford Biotrans, said: "After 20 years of research, we are proud to be the first in the world to bring a new natural source of highly-valued grapefruit flavour ingredient to market on a commercially viable scale." The first step in the new process involves Biocatalysts Ltd producing this enzyme on a commercial scale.
Dried, milled samples of biocatalysts were incubated in a laboratory freezer at 20[degrees]C, 4[degrees]C, and 25[degrees]C.
The activity of the prepared biocatalysts was compared with that of commercially available, most effective heterogeneous basic chemical catalyst CaO and immobilized enzyme Novozym 435.
"Biocatalysts recognise molecules in the way that a lock recognises a key - they have to fit perfectly together to work.
Biocatalysts are unsurpassable when it comes to selectivity and distinguishing between subtle differences within a molecule.
Agricultural feed-stocks, novel biocatalysts and bioreactor technologies could replace existing petrochemical products such as lubricants and plastics or create active pharmaceutical ingredients through novel bio-transformations.
Their topics include functional metagenomics as a technique for the discovery of novel enzymes and natural products, principles of enzyme optimization for the rapid creation of industrial biocatalysts, enzyme catalysis in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients, enzymatic processes for producing pharmaceutical intermediates, drug discovery and development by combinatorial biosynthesis, and pathway and enzyme engineering and applications for glycodiversification.
Enzymes are highly efficient biocatalysts that are essential for metabolism.