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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    
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.
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    
Department of Environmental Engineering, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Bacillus / physiology*
Biodegradation, Environmental
Cryoprotective Agents
Drug Carriers
Drug Industry
Food Technology
Metals, Heavy / chemistry
Polyglutamic Acid / biosynthesis,  chemistry,  pharmacology*
Water Purification / methods*
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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