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Record number 547780
Title Alternative coenzymes for biocatalysis
Author(s) Guarneri, Alice; Berkel, Willem J.H. van; Paul, Caroline E.
Source Current Opinion in Biotechnology 60 (2019). - ISSN 0958-1669 - p. 63 - 71.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2019.01.001
Department(s) Organic Chemistry
Food Chemistry
VLAG
Biochemistry
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract

Coenzymes are ubiquitous in Nature, assisting in enzyme-catalysed reactions. Several coenzymes, nicotinamides and flavins, have been known for close to a century, whereas variations of those organic molecules have more recently come to light. In general, the requirement of these coenzymes imposes certain constraints for in vitro enzyme use in biocatalytic processes. Alternative coenzymes have risen to circumvent the cost factor, tune reaction rates or obtain different chemical reactivity. This review will focus on these alternatives and their role and applications in biocatalysis.

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