Control of water content by reverse micellar solutions for peroxidase catalysis in a water-immiscible organic solvent

Junji Michizoe, Yoichi Uchimura, Tatsuo Maruyama, Noriho Kamiya, Masahiro Goto

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The water content of a water-immiscible can be controlled using reverse micelles. We applied this reverse micellar system to improve the enzymatic activity of a surfactant-manganese peroxidase complex in toluene. Increasing the water content in toluene to 2 vol% using the reverse micelles resulted in the great improvement (10-fold) of the peroxidase activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-427
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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