Biotechnological aspects and perspective of microbial keratinase production

Gopinath, S.C.B. and Anbu, P. and Lakshmipriya, T. and Tang, T.H. and Chen, Y. and Hashim, I. and Ruslinda, A.R. and Arshad, M.K.M. (2015) Biotechnological aspects and perspective of microbial keratinase production. BioMed Research International. ISSN 2314-6133, DOI

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Keratinases are proteolytic enzymes predominantly active when keratin substrates are available that attack disulfide bridges in the keratin to convert them from complex to simplified forms. Keratinases are essential in preparation of animal nutrients, protein supplements, leather manufacture, textile processing, detergent formulation, feather meal processing for feed and fertilizer, the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, and waste management. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop a method for continuous production of keratinase from reliable sources that can be easily managed. Microbial keratinase is less expensive than conventionally produced keratinase and can be obtained from fungi, bacteria, and actinomycetes. In this overview, the expansion of information about microbial keratinases and important considerations in keratinase production are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 00:24
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 00:24

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