Enantioselective recognition mechanism of secondary alcohol by surfactant-coated lipases in nonaqueous media

Noriho Kamiya, Hideaki Kasagi, Masahito Inoue, Koichiro Kusunoki, Masahiro Goto

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Abstract

The enantioselective recognition mechanism of secondary alcohol by lipases originated from Candida rugosa and Pseudomonas cepacia was elucidated on the basis of the kinetic study of the esterification of alcohol with lauric acid in isooctane. To obtain inherent kinetic parameters, we utilized a surfactant-coated lipase whose conformation is considered to be an 'open' form in a homogeneous organic solvent. Based on the experimental results, the enantioselectivity of lipases was found to be derived from the difference in the V(max) values between the two enantiomers. The same result was observed when lipases of different origin and substrates with different molecular structures were applied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology and Bioengineering
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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