Campus Units

Mechanical Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal or Book Title

Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Volume

34

First Page

242

Last Page

250

DOI

10.1016/j.copbio.2015.04.005

Abstract

The efficiency and selectivity of enzymatic catalysis is useful to a plethora of industrial and manufacturing processes. Many of these processes require the immobilization of enzymes onto surfaces, which has traditionally reduced enzyme activity. However, recent research has shown that the integration of nanoparticles into enzyme carrier schemes has maintained or even enhanced immobilized enzyme performance. The nanoparticle size and surface chemistry as well as the orientation and density of immobilized enzymes all contribute to the enhanced performance of enzyme–nanoparticle conjugates. These improvements are noted in specific nanoparticles including those comprising carbon (e.g., graphene and carbon nanotubes), metal/metal oxides and polymeric nanomaterials, as well as semiconductor nanocrystals or quantum dots.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article from Current Opinion in Biotechnology 34 (2015): 242, doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2015.04.005.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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