Lipid Modification by Enzymes and Engineered Microbes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128131671

Lipid Modification by Enzymes and Engineered Microbes

1st Edition

Editors: Uwe Bornscheuer
Paperback ISBN: 9780128131671
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2018
Page Count: 448
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Lipid Modification by Enzymes and Engineered Microbes covers the state-of-the art use of enzymes as natural biocatalysts to modify oils as well as presenting how microorganisms such as yeast can be designed. In the past ten years, the field has made an enormous progress, not only with respect to the tools developed for the development of "designer" enzymes, but also in areas such as metabolic engineering of microbes, discovery of novel enzyme activities for lipid modification and in the reaction engineering/process development. These advances in the field are covered for the first time in a single-volume in this book edited by leading enzymatic scientist Uwe Borchscheuer and authored by an international team of experts.

Key Features

  • Identifies how and when to use enzymes and microbes for lipid modification
  • Provides enzymatic, microbial, and metabolic techniques for lipid modification
  • Covers lipases, acyltransferases, phospholipases, lipoxygenases, monooxygenases, isomerases, and sophorolipids
  • Includes lipid modification for use in food, biofuels, oleochemicals, and polymer precursors


Researchers in food and industrial applications of enzyme use. Researchers in biocatalysis/metabolic engineering

Table of Contents


1. Enzymes in Lipid Modification: An Overview

2. Protein Engineering of Enzymes Involved in Lipid Modification

3. Lipases/Acyltransferases for Lipid Modification in Aqueous Media

4. Enzymatic Modification of Phospholipids by Phospholipase D

5. Enzymatic Decarboxylation as a Tool for the Defunctionalization of Lipids

6. Hydratase, Dehydrogenase, Isomerase, and Enone Reductase Involved in Fatty Acid Saturation Metabolism

7. Regiospecific Conversion of Lipids and Fatty Acids through Enzymatic Cascade Reactions

8. Enzymatic Gum Treatment

9. Structured Lipids in Commercial Applications

10. Biodiesel Using Lipases

11. Enzymatic Synthesis of Polymers

12. Conventional and Oleaginous Yeasts as Platforms for Lipid Modification and Production

13. Enzymatic Synthesis of Glycolipid Surfactants

14. Sophorolipid Modification: The Power of Yeasts and Enzymes

15. Upscaling of Enzymatic Processes


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About the Editor

Uwe Bornscheuer

Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer from Greifswald University is a leading expert in enzymatic lipid modification as documented in numerous peer-reviewed publications, reviews as well as patents. He has received several scientific awards including the Chevreul Medal (French Lipid Society, 2012), the Normann Medal (DGF, Germany, 2014) and the Stephen S. Chang Award (AOCS, 2015).

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Biotechnology and Enzyme Catalysis, Greifswald University