Enhancing the biocatalytic potential of carbonyl reductase of Candida viswanathii using aqueous-organic solvent system.

@article{Kansal2009EnhancingTB,
  title={Enhancing the biocatalytic potential of carbonyl reductase of Candida viswanathii using aqueous-organic solvent system.},
  author={Himani Kansal and Uttam Chand Banerjee},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={1041-7}
}
In the present work, the toxic effect of various solvents with different Log P values was studied on the whole cells of Candida viswanathii. Experiments showed that the lower concentrations of some solvent increased both the activity retention and enzyme activity as compared to the control while this was not the case with higher concentrations of the same solvents. The model compound taken in the present study was 1-acetophenone. The percentage conversion improved from 76 to 94%. Addition of 2… CONTINUE READING