Tailored enzymes as next-generation food-packaging tools

Vivek K Sharma, Minaxi Sharma, Zeba Usmani, Ashok Pandey, Brahma N Singh*, Meisam Tabatabaei*, Vijai Kumar Gupta*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Enzymes have the potential for biotransformation in the food industry. Engineering tools can be used to develop tailored enzymes for food-packaging systems that perform well and retain their activity under adverse conditions. Consequently, novel tailored enzymes have been produced to improve or include new and useful characteristics for intelligent food-packaging systems. This review discusses the protein-engineering tools applied to create new functionality in food-packaging enzymes. The challenges in applications and anticipated directions for future developments are also highlighted. The development and discovery of tailored enzymes for smart food packaging is a promising way to ensure safe and high-quality food products.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Early online date7 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 7 Feb 2022

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Keywords

  • catalytic activity
  • enzyme technology
  • food packaging
  • protein engineering

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