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Biology Factsheet: 47. The economic importance of enzymes

  • Biology Factsheet: 47. The economic importance of enzymes

Biology Factsheet: 47. The economic importance of enzymes

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    Enzymes are important in commercial processes because they accelerate 
    specific chemical reactions to produce a useful product or effect.  Enzymes 
    are sometimes used when still retained within cells; other processes require 
    the enzyme to be extracted from the parent cells and purified.  In both 
    cases the efficiency of the process may be increased by trapping the cells 
    or purified enzyme within an insoluble agent.  This is called enzyme 
    immobilisation.  This Factsheet outlines the processes of enzyme extraction, 
    purification and immobilisation, and summarises the functions of 
    commercial enzymes.