New Editorial Papers in International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IF 6.208)

Please check our recent editorial paper published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IF 6.208).

Enzymes as Biocatalysts: Current Research Trends and Applications

Sérgio F. Sousa

International Journal of Molecular Sciences | Int. J. Mol. Sci. 202223(24), 16209;  DOI: 10.3390/ijms232416209

Enzymes are able to catalyze a wide diversity of chemical reactions in nature, and they do it at an amazing level. In fact, without the action of enzymes, many of the reactions of biochemical relevance would be so slow that they would not take place under the mild conditions of temperature and pressure that characterize life. Enzymes enable these reactions by accelerating their rates of occurrence, in many cases by over a million times. In addition, they offer a variety of benefits that no other synthetic catalyst can normally offer: high turnover, regio- and stereoselectivity, and the ability to react in environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. For these reasons, the application of enzymes as biocatalysts in industrial applications has been gaining increasing relevance for a variety of industries and applications.

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