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Lipase

Fats (lipids) are one of the main nutrients in the food which are consumed by us, they are majorly found in milk, butter, oils, etc. and they are also found in animal tissues in large quantities. Lipase enzyme breaks  these fats into simple and soluble forms of glycerols and free fatty acid, so that our body can utilize them for energy.

Lipase enzyme is the most studied enzyme because of its significant role in various industries like - detergent, food, paper & pulp, pharmaceutical, textile, cosmetics, etc. Lipase enzyme is part of the hydrolase family which breaks triglycerides into simpler fatty acid chains by acting on the carboxylic ester bond. Apart from this, lipase enzyme also catalyses many different reactions which are very helpful in food, paper, pharma, detergent, cosmetics and many other industries. 

Some of the uses of lipase enzyme in various industries are:

Food industry:

In dairy: 

  • Used for hydrolysis of milk fat

  • Lipolysis of cream and butter

  • Cheese production, flavor and texture enhancement

In Bakery:

  • Dough flavor enhancement

  • Extends the shelf life of the product

  • Improved texture and softness

  • Used to produce emulsifying lipids

In Brewing:

  • Used for adding aroma in the beverages

In Meat & Fish:

  • Used for removing fats and flavor development in the meat.

In Edible Oil:

  • Enhances the production

  • Different products can be manufactured using lipase

  • Phospholipid removal

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Detergent Industry:

  • Second most important enzyme after proteases being used in detergents

  • Highly efficient in removing oil and fat stains, even traces 

  • Can be used for both, laundry and dishwashing

  • No effect on the faric’s strength or color

Pharmaceuticals Industry:

  • Production and enhancement of PUFAs (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)

  • Lipases catalyses synthetic reaction 

  • Nutraceuticals

  • Production of sucralose - artificial sweetener

Cosmetic Industry:

  • Used in production of skin care products

  • Wax production

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Other:

  • Used for making high efficiency biosensors for detecting glycerols

  • Used to remove unwanted fatty acids during the paper manufacturing

  • Wastewater effluent treatment

  • Used in production of polymers, such as polyesters, polylactide, polycaprolactone, etc.