Chapter 4Enzyme Immobilization on Nanoparticles: Recent Applications

Cheng-Kang Lee and Ai-Nhan Au-Duong

4.1 Introduction

Enzymes have been extensively employed in many applications of our daily life such as dairy products, beverage processing or baking in food industries, personal care products, detergent industries, textile industries, paper and pulp making industries, biofuels industries, and diagnostic biosensors [1, 2]. Enzymes are also becoming favorable catalysts in green chemistry because of their high substrate specificity and much milder reaction conditions than those carried out by using traditional metal-based catalysts. With the advance of recombinant DNA technology and high-throughput screening technology, the cost for finding ...

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