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The production of poly-(gamma-glutamic acid) from microorganisms and its various applications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11499575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review article deals with the chemistry and biosynthesis of poly-(gamma-glutamic acid) (gamma-PGA) produced by various strains of Bacillus. Potential applications of gamma-PGA as thickener, cryoprotectant, humectant, drug carrier, biological adhesive, flocculant, or heavy metal absorbent, etc. with biodegradability in the fields of food, cosmetics, medicine and water treatments are also reviewed.
Authors:
I L Shih; Y T Van
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0960-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-13     Completed Date:  2001-12-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Engineering, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, ROC. ils@mail.dyu.edu.tw
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absorption
Adhesives
Animals
Bacillus / physiology*
Biodegradation, Environmental
Cosmetics
Cryoprotective Agents
Drug Carriers
Drug Industry
Flocculation
Food Technology
Humans
Metals, Heavy / chemistry
Polyglutamic Acid / biosynthesis,  chemistry,  pharmacology*
Water Purification / methods*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adhesives; 0/Cosmetics; 0/Cryoprotective Agents; 0/Drug Carriers; 0/Metals, Heavy; 25513-46-6/Polyglutamic Acid

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