Biotechnological Aspects and Perspective of Microbial Keratinase Production

Subash C. B., Gopinath and Periasamy, Anbu and Thangavel, Lakshmipriya and Tang, Thean Hock and Yeng, Chen and Uda, Hashim and A. Rahim, Ruslinda and M. K., Md. Arshad (2015) Biotechnological Aspects and Perspective of Microbial Keratinase Production. BioMed Research International, 2015 (140726). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2314-6133

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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 wastemanagement. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop a method for continuous production of keratinase fromreliable sources that can be easilymanaged.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 > RK1-715 Dentistry
Divisions: Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI)) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 04:05
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 04:05

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