Amino-Acid Homopolymers Occurring in Nature: 15 by Yoshimitsu Hamano PDF

By Yoshimitsu Hamano

ISBN-10: 3642124526

ISBN-13: 9783642124525

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Microorganisms are in a position to generating a wide selection of biopolymers. Homopolymer peptides, that are made from just a unmarried kind of amino acid, are some distance much less ubiquitous. the single amino-acid homopolymers recognized to happen in nature are provided during this quantity.
Poly-epsilon-L-lysine is a polycationic peptide and shows antimicrobial task opposed to a large spectrum of microorganisms. it truly is either secure and biodegradable and is for this reason used as a nutrition preservative in numerous international locations. additionally, there was nice curiosity in scientific and different purposes of poly-lysine and its derivatives.
In distinction, poly-gamma-glutamic acid is an strange anionic polypeptide. it's also water soluble, biodegradable, fit to be eaten, non-toxic and non-immunogenic and will be chemically transformed to introduce quite a few medicinal drugs. those good points are very helpful for pharmaceutical and biomedical purposes. Poly-glutamic acid can be a hugely beautiful as a meals ingredient.

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