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Recent developments in chitosanase research and its biotechnological applications: A review.

Nidheesh, T. and Suresh, P. V. (2014) Recent developments in chitosanase research and its biotechnological applications: A review. Food Chemistry, 150. pp. 392-399.

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Abstract

Chitosanases (EC 3.2.1.132) are glycosyl hydrolases that catalyse the endohydrolysis of b-1,4-glycosidic bonds of partially acetylated chitosan to release chitosan oligosaccharides (COS). Chitosanases are isolated, purified and characterised from different sources mainly from bacteria and fungi. Chitosanases have received much attention due to their wide range of applications including the preparation of bioactive COS and fungal protoplasts, as biocontrol agent against pathogenic fungi and insects, the bioconversion of chitinous bio waste associated with seafood processing, etc. Bioactive COS produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of chitosan have finds numerous health benefits as well as other biological activities. This review summarizes the recent advances in chitosanases research, the enzyme production processes, characterization, genetic improvement and their applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitosanase Chitosan N-Acetyl-D-glucosamine D-Glucosamine Chitosan oligosaccharides
Subjects: 600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 03 Enzyme Biotechnology and Engineering
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 28 Meat, Fish & Poultry
Divisions: Meat Fish and Poultry Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 07:31
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 07:31
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/11329

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