1st Edition

Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Foods and Industrial Products

Edited By Ching T. Hou, Jei-Fu Shaw Copyright 2006
    590 Pages 194 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biocatalysis and biotechnology are rapidly advancing areas of research with the significant advantages of high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction. With applications in industrial processes and the huge world nutraceutical and functional food market, of which the US alone is responsible for more than $100 billion per year, this is clearly a domain that needs a comprehensive reference for the current knowledge in the field.

    Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Foods and Industrial Products is an in-depth collection of reviews of the current advances in biocatalysis and biotechnology as presented at the International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Biotechnology held at the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan in October 2005. With an emphasis on functional foods and industrial products, this is the most current compendium available. Internationally recognized scientists from US, Japan, Korea, Iceland, Germany, and Taiwan share their valuable research results on topics within the general definition of biocatalysis and biotechnology. Covering the latest applications for enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery, this book outlines one-step catalytic reactions as well as many sequential reaction steps involved in production. Divided into two sections, the first presents cutting edge information on functional food research including health food, nutritional supplements, and nutraceuticals. Chapters include enzymatic fractionation, chemoenzymatic synthesis, and novel biofunctions for functional nutrients. The second section is devoted to industrial applications such as the biotransformation of aliphatic hydrocarbons, biodegradable industrial lubricants, and the stabilization of living microbial biological control agents for insecticides.

    Providing a comprehensive review of the modern development of biocatalysis and biotechnology, Biocatalysis and Biotechnology for Functional Foods and Industrial Products is a valuable reference for researchers and scientists as well as an indispensable introduction of the state-of-the-science for newcomers to the field.


    Simultaneous Production of Starch-Derived Products and High-Protein Flour from Crops that Contain Starch and Protein by Enzymatic Process, G.C. Lee, J.J. Chen, and J.F. Shaw

    Lipids as Functional Foods, Y.S. Huang

    Enzymatic Purification of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Isomers, Y.Shimada, T. Nagao, and T. Kobayashi

    Lipase-Catalyzed Production of Human Milk Fat Substitutes (HMFS) Containing Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, N. Sahin, C.C. Akoh, and A. Karaali

    Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Structured Lipids Positionally Labeled with Pure Fatty Acids, G.G. Haraldsson

    Functional Marine Complex Lipids, K. Takahashi and K. Fukunaga

    Biofunctions of Marine Carotenoids, N. Manjbhatta Sachindra, M. Hosokawa, and K. Miyashita

    Oil Production from Microorganisms, R. Giridhar and W.T. Wu

    Production of Conjugated Fatty Acids by Microorganisms, J. Ogawa, S. Kishino, and S. Shimizu

    g-Polyglutamic Acid Produced by Bacillus subtilis (Natto): Structural Characteristics, Chemical Properties, and Biological Functionalities, G.H. Ho, T.I. Ho, K.H. Hsieh, Y.C. Su, J. Yang, K.H. Yang, and S.C. Yang

    The Effects of Black Tea on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Humans, G.K. Harris, D.J. Baer, and B.A. Clevidence

    Xanthophylls and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Produced by Marine Thraustochytrids, T. Aki, T. Yamasaki, M. Nanko, M. Shinozaki, S. Kawamoto, and K. Ono

    Application of Redox Enzymes to the Production of New Sugar Derivatives, H. Nakano and H. Murakami

    Plant Sterols and their Esters as Functional Food Components, P.L. Vu, J.H. Lee, and K.T. Lee


    Biotransformation of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons and Fatty Acids, C. T. Hou

    Arachidonic Acid-Producing Mortierella alpina: Molecular Breeding of Mutants and Creation and Application of a Host-Vector System, E. Sakuradani, S. Takeno, T. Abe, J. Ogawa, and S. Shimizu

    Biocatalysis: Synthesis of Chiral Intermediates for Pharmaceuticals, R.N. Patel

    Enzymatic Synthesis of Cellobiose from Low Cost Carbohydrates, H. Taniguchi, M. Suzuki, and M. Kitaoka

    Monoacyl Sugar Alcohols Synthesized through Lipase-catalyzed Condensation in an Organic Solvent, S. Adachi and J. Piao

    Vegetable Oil-Based Biodegradable Industrial Lubricants, S. Z. Erhan and B. K. Sharma

    Progress of MAFF Nanotechnology Project in Japan, M. Nakajima and K. Yamamoto

    Enzymatic Synthesis of Functional Lipids in Organic Solvent Using Lipase, H. Yoon

    Giving a New Twist for Protein Engineering of Glycoenzymes by the Concept of the a-Amylase Family, T. Kuriki

    Plant Hydroperoxide Lyases and Related Enzymes, V. Mendu and D.F. Hildebrand

    Metabolic Engineering of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Plants, M. Truksa, G. Wu, P. Vrinten, and X. Qiu

    Fermentative Production of Biopolymers and Biosurfactants from Glycerol-Rich Biodiesel Coproduct Stream and Soy Molasses, D.K.Y. Solaiman, R.D. Ashby, T.A. Foglia, and W.N. Marmer

    Ionic Liquids: The Prospects of Enzyme-Catalyzed Glycosylations without Water, N.P. Price

    Structural and Functional Characterization of D-Aminoacylase from Alcaligenes faecalis DA1, W.L. Lai and Y.C. Tsai

    Identification of the Molecular Species of Triacylglycerols by HPLC and a Tetraacylglycerol (Acylacyl-Diacylglycerol) by High Resolution Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry in Castor Oil, J.T. Lin, A. Arcinas, and C.K. Fagerguist

    Calculation of Rates for Enzyme and Microbial Kinetics via a Spline Technique, K.T. Klasson

    High Cell Density Culture Techniques for Production of Industrial Products, B.S. Kim

    Chemoprevention by Anthocyanidins and their Underlying Molecular Signaling Mechanisms, G.C. Yen, C.T. Yeh, and P.H. Shih

    The Biotechnology of Producing and Stabilizing Living, Microbial Biological Control Agents for Insect and Weed Control, M. A. Jackson

    The Castor Plant as a Dedicated Industrial Crop: Elucidation of the Enzymology of Castor Oil Biosynthesis, T.A. McKeon, X. He, G. Chen, Y.J. Ahn, S.T. Kang, and J.T. Lin



    Hou\, Ching T.; Shaw\, Jei-Fu

    ". . . sure to establish on its own as an indispensable introduction of the state-of-the-science for newcomers to the field. I would certainly recommend it to any new student and teachers as a useful complementary text for graduate-level reading and teaching and beyond this level too. The volume is a pleasure to read: it is clearly written, well organized and leaves no ambiguity."

    – In Current Engineering Practice, 2007