Enzymes in Human and Animal Nutrition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128054192, 9780128094266

Enzymes in Human and Animal Nutrition

1st Edition

Principles and Perspectives

Editors: Carlos Nunes Vikas Kumar
eBook ISBN: 9780128094266
Paperback ISBN: 9780128054192
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th March 2018
Page Count: 590
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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

  Wouter Hendriks

  Mike Bedford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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About the Editor

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 develops and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Aquatic Animal Nutrition. His research interest revolves around nutrition and physiology of fish and shellfish. The main aim of his research is to develop nutritionally balanced, environmentally sound and cost-effective diet for commercial fish and shellfish culture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Aquaculture, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY, USA

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