Immobilization of biomolecules on soluble and insoluble polymers.

Alexandra Rollett, Konstantin Schneider, Roland Fischer, Annemarie Marold, Teresa Flock, George Guebitz, Marc. Schroeder

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Coupling of biomols. onto appropriate polymers provides several advantages concerning activity, stability, recovering and sepn. In this study, various coupling techniques, different polymers and combinations of oxidoreductases with relevant substrates were investigated. Substrate specificities of laccase were tuned by chem. modification with methoxypolyethylene glycol. Biocatalytic properties of the conjugates were adjusted varying activation strategies and mol. wt. (750-5,000) of the attached polymer. Further, laccase was covalently immobilized onto insol. carriers with high efficiency and excellent recovery of activity (higher 90%). Vice versa also laccase substrates were immobilized onto silica gel as carrier. Diverse coupling strategies were elaborated, using linkers (e.g. thiol, amino, epoxy groups). Covalent coupling was confirmed by TLC and NMR anal. on low mol. wt. reaction partners. Various combinations of immobilized enzymes and/or substrate were tested in applications like org. synthesis (of UV-stabilizers), food processing (removal of off-flavors) biodegrdn. processes (elimination of explosives), and detection (biosensor for antioxidants). [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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