Purification Strategies for Microbial Pectinases

Order of Publishing in Issue: 
6
Volume :11
Issue :2
April, 2017 - June, 2017
Page No: 
144-159
Authors: 
E. Venkatanagaraju[1]* and G. Divakar[2]
Address: 
[1]Therapeutic Enzymes (Division), Department of Life Sciences, Garden City College of Science and Management Studies, 16th KM, Old Madras Road, Bangalore-560049, Karnataka, India.
Address: 
[2]Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Microbiology, Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy, Soldevanahalli, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore-560107, Karnataka, India.

Microbial pectinases currently occupy a place of prominence among biocatalysts owing to their capability to catalyze a diversity of reactions in aqueous and non-aqueous media. Specific action of these enzymes has initiated remarkable attention among industrialists and researchers. Pectinases from a large number of fungal and a few bacterial sources have been purified to homogeneity. This has assisted in successful sequence and three dimensional structure determination leading to a better understanding of their unique structural function relationships during various hydrolytic and synthetic reactions. Since protein purification is normally done in a series of sequential steps involving a mixture of different techniques. This article presents a critical review of different approaches which have been employed for the purification of fungal and bacterial pectinases. This will be immense help for researchers while planning microbial pectinase purification.

Keywords: 
Bacterial, fungal, Pectinases, Purification.
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