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Biochemical features and kinetic properties of α-amylases from marine organisms
Homaei, A.; Ghanbarzadeh, M.; Monsef, F. (2016). Biochemical features and kinetic properties of α-amylases from marine organisms. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 83: 306-314.
In: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV: Amsterdam. ISSN 0141-8130; e-ISSN 1879-0003, more
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    a-Amylase; Marine organisms; Kinetic properties

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  • Homaei, A.
  • Ghanbarzadeh, M.
  • Monsef, F.

    Marine organisms have the ability of producing enzymes with unique properties compared to those of the same enzymes from terrestrial organisms. α-Amylases are among the most important extracellular enzymes found in various groups of organisms such as plants, animals and microorganisms. They play important roles in their carbohydrates metabolism of each organism. Microbial production of α-amylases is more effective than other sources of the enzyme. Many microorganisms are known to produce α-amylase including bacteria, yeasts, fungi and actinomycetes. However, enzymes from fungal and bacterial sources have dominated applications in industrial sectors. This review deals with what is known about the kinetics, biochemical properties and applications of these enzymes that have only been found in them and not in other α-amylases, and discussing their mechanistic and regulatory implications.

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