AER  Vol.1 No.3 , September 2013
Versatility of microbial proteases
ABSTRACT
Proteases or peptidases constitute the largest group of enzymes in bio-industry with a long array of uses. They play an invincible role in industrial biotechnology, especially in detergent, food and pharmaceutical arena. This focused review encompasses an overview on alkaline proteases, mainly of microbial sources in a handy module. Following an introduction and general classification with evolutionary insight, major sources of proteases (animal, plant and microbial including fungal, bacterial), their general properties with mechanism of action and molecular masses are discussed. Proteases fromBacillusspp. have been given special attention. In addition to this, an overview on the applications of proteases in detergent, tannery, food, metal recovery and waste treatment industries is also addressed briefly.


Cite this paper
N. Jisha, V. , B. Smitha, R. , Pradeep, S. , Sreedevi, S. , N. Unni, K. , Sajith, S. , Priji, P. , Sarath Josh, M. and Benjamin, S. (2013) Versatility of microbial proteases. Advances in Enzyme Research, 1, 39-51. doi: 10.4236/aer.2013.13005.
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