Poly-γ-glutamic acid: production, properties and applications.

  title={Poly-γ-glutamic acid: production, properties and applications.},
  author={Adetoro Ogunleye and Aditya R Bhat and Victor U Irorere and David J. Hill and Craig D Williams and Iza Radecka},
  volume={161 Pt 1},
Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a naturally occurring biopolymer made up of repeating units of l-glutamic acid, d-glutamic acid or both. γ-PGA can exhibit different properties (conformational states, enantiomeric properties and molecular mass). Owing to its biodegradable, non-toxic and non-immunogenic properties, it has been used successfully in the food, medical and wastewater industries. Amongst other novel applications, it has the potential to be used for protein crystallization, as a soft… CONTINUE READING
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