Lecitase ultra: A phospholipase with great potential in biocatalysis

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Title: Lecitase ultra: A phospholipase with great potential in biocatalysis
Authors: Virgen-Ortíz, Jose J. | Santos, Jose Cleiton S. dos | Ortiz, Claudia | Berenguer-Murcia, Ángel | Barbosa, Oveimar | Rodrigues, Rafael C. | Fernández Lafuente, Roberto
Research Group/s: Materiales Carbonosos y Medio Ambiente
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Inorgánica | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materiales
Keywords: Phospholipase | Oil degumming | Structured lipids | Enzyme immobilization | Interfacial activation | Enzyme stabilization | Enzyme modulation
Knowledge Area: Química Inorgánica
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Molecular Catalysis. 2019, 473: 110405. doi:10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110405
Abstract: Lecitase Ultra is a chimera produced by the fusion of the genes of the lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus and the phospholipase A1 from Fusarium oxysporum. The enzyme was first designed for the enzymatic degumming of oils, as that problem was not fully resolved before. It is commercialized only as an enzyme solution by Novo Nordisk A/S. This review shows the main uses of this promising enzyme. Starting from the original degumming use, the enzyme has found applications in many other food modification applications, like production of structured phospholipids (e.g., derivatives of phosphatidylcholine), tuning the properties of flour, etc. Moreover, the enzyme has been used in fine chemistry (resolution of racemic mixtures), in the production of aromas and fragrances, polymers modification, etc. Some papers show the use of the enzyme in biodiesel production. Moreover, we present the different technologies applied to obtain a suitable immobilized biocatalyst, remarking the immobilization via interfacial activation and how heterofunctional acyl supports may solve some of the limitations. Immobilized enzyme physical and chemical modifications have also been presented. Finally, Lecitase Ultra has been one of the model enzymes in a new strategy to coimmobilize lipases and other less stable enzymes.
Sponsor: We gratefully recognize the financial support from MINECO from Spanish Government (project number CTQ2017-86170-R), Colciencias, Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo e ICETEX, Convocatoria Ecosistema Científico – Colombia Científica. Fondo Francisco José de Caldas, Contrato RC-FP44842-212-2018, Colciencias (Colombia, project number FP 44842-076-2016), Generalitat Valenciana (PROMETEO/2018/076), FAPERGS (project number 17/2551-0000939-8), FUNCAP (project number BP3-0139-00005.01.00/18) and CONACYT (Mexico, project number CB-2016-01, 286992).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/92515
ISSN: 2468-8231
DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110405
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110405
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