A Review on Applications of Microbial Lipases

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2016 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 6 Issue - 4                          
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Arun Kumar Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Jyoti Saxena
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V19P601


Arun Kumar Sharma, Vinay Sharma, Jyoti Saxena "A Review on Applications of Microbial Lipases", International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT), V6(4): 1-5 Oct - Dec 2016, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


Lipases are aqueous soluble enzymes that stimulate the hydrolysis of insoluble substrates (long hydrocarbon chain fat/oil) into their components. Lipases are being extracted from several species of animals, plants, fungi, yeast and bacteria. Microbial lipases are a main category of biotechnologically important enzymes, because of their versatile properties (tolerance to extremes of pH, temperature, metal ions and organic solvents) and easiness of bulk production. Lipases of microbial origin are broadly varied in their enzymatic features and specificity to substrate, which make them especially important for applications in the industries. Amylases and proteases have dominated the world enzyme market but in last few years interest of industries has been shifted towards microbial lipases because of their versatile functions. Their applications in our daily life are rising gradually. Thus lipases are today the enzyme choice for biotechnologist, organic chemist, process engineers, pharmacists, microbiologist, biophysicists and biochemist.


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Lipases, substrates, enzyme market, applications, fungi, proteases, oil, hydrolysis, amylases.