Enzymes in Human and Animal Nutrition

Enzymes in Human and Animal Nutrition

Principles and Perspectives

1st Edition - March 15, 2018

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  • Editors: Carlos Nunes, Vikas Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128094266
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128054192

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Enzymes in Human and Animal Nutrition is a detailed reference on enzymes covering detailed information on all relevant aspects fundamental for final use of enzymes in human and animal nutrition. Topics explored include selection, engineering and expression of microbial enzymes, effects of probiotics on enzymes in the digestive tract, potential new sources of enzymes, valorization of plant biomass by food and feed enzymes. Economics and intellectual property issues are also examined.

Key Features

  • Examines the role of enzymes in nutrition and in the production of food and animal feed so that food industry and academic researchers can understand applications of enzymes in the health of humans and animals
  • Begins with a thorough overview of selection, engineering and expression of microbial enzymes
  • Examines extremophile organisms as a potential new source of enzymes
  • Includes discussion of analytics, economics and intellectual property to increase applicability of the rest of the book outside of the lab


Academics, students and researchers in nutrition and nutritional physiology, veterinarians, agronomists, food and feed producers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Selection, engineering and expression of microbial enzymes
    Patrícia Poeta, A A Dias, Gilberto Igrejas, Vanessa Silva, Rui Bezerra, Carlos Simões Nunes
    2. Intellectual Property on selection, expression and production of enzymes
    Carlos Simões Nunes

    3. General Aspects of Phytases
    Vikas Kumar and Amit Kumar Sinha
    4. Phytase in Animal Feed
    Nicholas Romano, Vikas Kumar
    5. Perspectives of phytases in nutrition, biocatalysis and soil stabilization
    Michele Rigon Spier, Maitê Rodrigues, Luana Paludo, Myriam Lorena Melgarejo Navarro Cerutti

    Depolymerizating Enzymes
    6. Depolymerizating enzymes - cellulases
    Carlos Simoes Nunes
    7. Laccases - properties and applications
    Carlos Simões Nunes, Adinarayana Kunamneni
    8. Amylases
    Shivendra Kumar, Srijit Chakravarty

    NSP Enzymes
    9. Non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) enzymes - General Aspects
    Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Vikas Kumar
    10. Depolymerizating Enzymes in Human Food: Bakery, Dairy Products and Drinks
    Parisa Fallahi, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Waldemar Rossi Jr
    11. Perspectives of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) enzymes in nutrition
    Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion, Vikas Kumar, Waldemar Rossi Jr

    12. Proteases: General Aspects
    Petra Philipps-Wiemann
    13. Proteases – Human Food
    Petra Philipps-Wiemann
    14. Proteases - Animal Feed
    Petra Philipps-Wiemann

    Other Enzymes
    15. Enzymes as Therapeutic Agents
    Adinarayana Kunamneni, Christian Ogaugwu, Diwakar Goli
    16. Enzymes as direct decontaminating agents – mycotoxins
    Manjunath Manubolu, Lavanya Goodla, Kavitha Pathakoti, Kjell Malmlöf
    17. Enzymatic decontamination of antimicrobials, phenols, heavy metals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dyes and animal waste
    Carlos Simões Nunes, Kjell Malmlöf
    18. Chitinases
    Carlos Simões Nunes, Petra Philipps-Wiemann

    Enzymes and new or alternative food- and feedstuffs
    19. Alternative and new sources of feedstuffs
    Nicholas Romano
    20. Tyrosinases - Physiology, Pathophysiology and Applications
    Carlos Simoes Nunes, Kurt Vogel 
    21. Probiotics and enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract
    Carlos Simoes Nunes
    22. Formulation of enzymes
    Carlos Simoes Nunes, Petra Philipps-Wiemann 
    23. Analytic of enzymes
    Kurt Vogel
    24. Registration of food and feed additives (enzymes) in USA, Canada and China
    Carlos Simoes Nunes, Adinarayana Kunamneni, Vikas Kumar, Habte-Michael Habte-Tsion
    25. Registration of food and feed additives - enzymes in the European Union
    Guido Rychen, Hervé Toussaint
    26. Economics of food and feed enzymes: status and perspectives
    David A. Guerrand
    27. General perspectives of enzymes, environment preservation and scarce natural resources - conclusions
    Carlos Simoes Nunes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: March 15, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128094266
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128054192

About the Editors

Carlos Nunes

Dr. Carlos Simões Nunes is a researcher with appointments at Estação Zootécnica Nacional in Fonte Boa, Portugal, and at INRA in France. He heads the Veterinary Department of Luena, Angola and manages cattle farms, slaughter houses and a fish farm in Angola. He has worked extensively in industry as Group leaders at Hoffmann-la-Roche and DSM and is Invited Professor at Nancy University in France.

Affiliations and Expertise

CSN Consulting, Versailles, France

Vikas Kumar

Dr. Vikas Kumar, assistant professor of fish nutrition and nutrigenomics at the University of Idaho (UofI).He has more than a decade of research in aquaculture and nutritional biochemistry, Fish Nutrition, Nutritional physiology, gut health, and Feed processing, formulation, and nutrigenomics. approach to enhance the aquaculture production. In the last 5 year, he has secured more than US$4 million projects for research from federal, state, and industrial funding agencies. He has collaborated research in several countries including Australia, Germany, China, India, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Malaysia, South Korea, Egypt, Nepal, Kenya, Brazil and Mexico. He currently serves as an editorial board member of Scientific Reports by the Nature Publishing Group, and as leading associate editor for the Animal Feed Science and Technology (Elsevier Publisher) and Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (Wiley Publisher). He has authored more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters and 30 magazine articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Fish Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, University of Idaho (UofI), Russia

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