Importance of enzyme immobilization for human health

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Zeki Yalcinkaya
Hakan Turan
Halit Demir


In this review, we aimed to emphasize the importance of immobilized enzymes for human health in shed light on recent literature. In addition to our clinical experiences, some literature studies on immobilized enzymes were evaluated. The immobilized enzymes bind to a specific region physically by using mediator enzymes and shows catalytic activities repeatedly and continuously without losing their catalytic activities. In other words, enzyme immobilization is the trapping or binding of the insoluble form of the enzyme or the carrier agent to itself. Compared to free enzymes in solution, immobilized enzymes are tougher and more resistant to environmental changes. Some immobilized enzymes are also used in various industries. Immobilization techniques are generally used in industrial processes, diagnostics, bio-affinity chromatography and biosensors applications. As recently, immobilized enzymes have begun to be used in dissolving blood clots and clearing wounds. 


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Yalcinkaya, Z. ., Turan, H. ., & Demir, H. . (2017). Importance of enzyme immobilization for human health. Medical Science and Discovery, 4(9), 69–71. Retrieved from
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