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Laccases and their applications

Language:  English
This book covers the occurrence, mode of action, production and cultivation techniques, immobilization and potential applications of laccases in different industries and in the nanobiotechnology area.
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  1. General Background and Introduction 
    1. Occurrence and properties 
    2. References 
  2. Laccases: Sources 
    1. Fungal sources 
    2. Bacterial sources 
    3. Plant sources 
    4. Insect sources 
    5. References 
  3. Laccases: Properties 
    1. Structural and Catalytic Properties 
    2. References 
  4. Laccases: Production 
    1. Production Methods 
    2. Substrates for Laccase Production 
    3. Effect of Carbon Sources on Laccase Production 
    4. Effect of Nitrogen Sources on Laccase Production 
    5. Effect of pH on Laccase Production 
    6. Effect of Temperature on Laccase Production 
    7. Effect of Inducers on Laccase Production 
    8. References 
  5. Mechanism of Action of Laccases 
    1. References 
  6. Laccases: Applications 
    1. Forest Industry 
    2. Textile Industry 
    3. Food Industry 
    4. Personal Care and Medical Applications 
    5. Bioremediation 
    6. Organic Synthesis 
    7. Biofuels 
    8. Nanobiotechnology 
    9. Paints 
    10. References 
  7. Future Perspectives 
    1. References 

Laccases are ideal green catalyst. There is an increased interest in the use of laccases to replace conventional chemical processes in the forest, textile and pharmaceutical sectors. These enzymes have applications in several other sectors such as the food, cosmetics, paint, organic synthesis and bioremediation. Laccases have also a place in the production of bioethanol from lignocellulose materials.These enzymes are involved in the degradation of xenobiotic compounds and dyes, soil bioremediation and removal of toxic pollutants. This e-book covers the occurrence, mode of action, production, immobilization and potential applications of laccases in different industries and in the nanobiotechnology area.

About the author

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is a renowned author of numerous books, research, patents, and products for the pulp and paper industry. She earned her Doctorate degree from National Sugar Institute in Kanpur, India. She currently serves as technical consultant on pulp and paper and has over 30 years of experience in research at the National Sugar Institute, University of Saskatchewan, the Universitiy of Western Ontario, in Canada, in addition to the Centre for Research and Industrial Development Thapar , in India. She also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and a visiting researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

About the Author

Pratima Bajpai, PhD