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Production of cysteine: approaches, challenges and potential solution

Ismail, Nur Izzah and Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Jamal, Parveen and Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Salleh, Hamzah (2014) Production of cysteine: approaches, challenges and potential solution. International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries, 3 (3). pp. 95-101. ISSN 1927-3037

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Cysteine has a wide application in pharmaceutical, foods and cosmetic industries. In the biological system, through its unique properties of sulfur and thiol, cysteine also plays important roles in stability, structure, catalytic activity,and regulation of numerous proteins. In nature, cysteine can be found in animal proteins, fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereal. Due to its wide application, the production of cysteine in large scale is in favour. At present, cysteine is produced from keratin of animal sources as well as through microbial bioconversion and fermentation. Each production method poses its own challenges and limitation; which includes low yield, high-cost and poor consumer acceptance. As such,alternative source for large-scale cysteine production is of interest. Plants are seen to be an attractive substrate for the extraction of cysteine.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3774/46846
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amino acid biosynthesis, cysteine production, cysteine purification, sulfur amino acid.
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 11:37
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 11:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46846

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