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Engineering enzymes for non-aqueous solvents

Arnold, Frances H. (1990) Engineering enzymes for non-aqueous solvents. Trends in Biotechnology, 8 (9). pp. 244-249. ISSN 0167-7799. doi:10.1016/0167-7799(90)90186-2.

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Enzymes may be redesigned to permit catalysis in non-aqueous solvents by engineering their amino acid sequences, thereby altering their physical and chemical properties to suit the new solvent environment. The interactions that contribute to protein stability in non-aqueous solvents are discussed in the context of attempting to identify possible approaches to constructing enzymes which exhibit enhanced stability in non-aqueous media. These approaches are illustrated by several examples where protein engineering has resulted in enzymes that are better suited for catalysis in organic solvents.

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Official Citation:Frances H. Arnold, Engineering enzymes for non-aqueous solvents, Trends in Biotechnology, Volume 8, 1990, Pages 244-249, ISSN 0167-7799, (
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