Enzymatic methods of lipid modification, particularly of fats and oils, have developed rapidly since the 1980s. In parallel to the rapid progress in research a wide range of applications have emerged, e.g. in the food industry. The book is written by leading experts in the field and reflects the state-of-the-art of enzymatic lipid modification. It provides the reader with guidelines how to select suitable enzymes and how to apply them ...
Enzymatic methods of lipid modification, particularly of fats and oils, have developed rapidly since the 1980s. In parallel to the rapid progress in research a wide range of applications have emerged, e.g. in the food industry.
The book is written by leading experts in the field and reflects the state-of-the-art of enzymatic lipid modification. It provides the reader with guidelines how to select suitable enzymes and how to apply them efficiently.
Applications of lipases and phospholipases, lipoxygenases and P450-monooxygenases and the use of whole-cell systems in lipid modification are described. Cloning, expression and mutagenesis as well as attempts to understand the molecular basis of specificity and stereoselectivity are outlined. In addition engineering aspects and the choice of solvent systems are addressed.
"The book is a necessary] supplementation in the library of biotechnologists, process engineers, food technologists, biologists and chemists."
- AFS - Advances Food Sciences, 2001; Vol. 23; No. 1
From The Critics
Modifications of fats and oils are now possible using biocatalysts. This book presents the state of the art of lipid modification by lipases, phospholipases, lipoxygenases, and P450-monooxygenases. It reviews the latest understanding of enzyme mechanisms, describes recent developments in molecular biology, and discusses biochemical engineering tools to optimize biocatalyst performance. The book is of interest to biotechnologists, process engineers, food technologists, biologists, and chemists. Specific topics include the fractionation of fatty acids and lipids using lipases, lipid modification in water-in- oil microemulsions, enzymatic conversions of glycerophospholipids, and phospholipases used in lipid transformation. Bornscheuer teaches in the Department of Technical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Greifswald, Germany. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Preface (Uwe T. Bornscheuer, Greifswald University, Greifswald, Germany)
Foreword (Fritz Spener, President of the DGF)
The Exploitation of Lipase Selectivity for the Production of Acylglycerols
Fractionation of Fatty Acids and other Lipids Using Lipases
Lipid Modification in Water-in-Oil Microemulsions
Cloning, Mutagenesis and Biochemical Properties of Lipase from Rhizopus delemar
Molecular Basis of Specificity and Stereoselectivity of Microbial Lipases toward Triacylgylcerols
Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Regioisomerically Pure Mono- and Diglycerides
Lipase-Catalyzed Peroxy Fatty Acid Generation in Lipid Oxidation
Production of Functional Lipids Containing Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids with Lipase
Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Structured Triacylglycerols Containing Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids -
Monitoring of the Reaction and Increasing the Yield
Enrichment of Lipids with EPA and DHA by Lipase
Modification of Oils and Fats by Lipase-Catalyzed Interesterification: Aspects of Process Engineering
Phospholipases Used in Lipid Transformations
Preparation and Application of Immobilized Phospholipases
Enzymatic Conversions of Glycerophospholipids
Application of Lipoxygenases and Related Enzymes for the Preparation of Oxygenated Lipids
Properties and Application of Lipoxygenases
Enzymatic Synthesis and Modification of Glycolipids
Fatty Acid Hydroxylations Using P450 Monooxygenases