Lipid Biotechnology Reference Guide
from C.H.I.P.S.

Lipid Biotechnology
edited by Tsung Min Kuo
and Harold W. Gardner

This reference/text presents the latest advances in supercritical fluid technology, biocatalysis, bioprocess engineering, and crop breeding.

Lipid Biotechnology offers an in-depth review of the most recent principles and approaches utilized in the development and design of lipids for cosmetic, industrial, pharmaceutical, and food products.

Discussing a variety of lipid-active enzymes from animal, plant, fungal, and microbial sources, it covers:

  • modern tehcniques in genetic engineering for the modification of conventional crops
  • biosynthetic pathways for cutin polymers, flavor volatiles, oxylipins, and terpenoid compounds
  • use of lipases and phospholipases in the creation of structured lipids and fats, including cocoa butter, low-calorie fats, and Betapol
  • emerging methods utilizing supercritical carbon dioxide as a benign solvent for lipid analysis, fractionation, and enzymatic reaction
  • reaction conditions, reactor design, solvent selection, immobilization technology, and enzyme sources for optimal large-scale manufacturing
  • formation of oxylipins through the lipoxygenase pathway, as well as other fatty acids
  • and more!


  1. Oilseed Quality Improvement

    1. Metabolic Engineering of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis
    2. Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Triacylglycerol Accumulation in Plants
    3. Redirecting Lipid Metabolism in Plants
    4. Perspectives on the Production of Industrial Oils in Genetically Engineered Oilseeds
    5. New Gene Combinations Governing Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acid Composition in Soybean
    6. Strategies for the Development of NuSun Sunflower Hybrids
    7. Biosynthesis of Ricinoleic Acid for Castor-Oil Production

  2. Oxylipins: Formulation, Potential Uses and Their Role in Defense

    1. Enzymatic Transformation of Lipids as a Plant Defense Mechanism
    2. Biocatalysis by the Plant Lipoxygenase Pathway: Oxygenated Fatty Acid Production and Hydroperoxide Lyases
    3. Biocatalysis by the Plant Lipoxygenase Pathway: Hydroperoxide-Metabolizing Enzymes
    4. Prostaglandin-like Oxylipins in Plants: Biosynthesis, Molecular Signaling, and Response to Environment
    5. Cutin Monomers: Biosynthesis and Plant Defense
    6. Structural Diversity of Marine Oxylipins
    7. Formation of Oxygenated Fatty Acids by Fungal Enzymes
    8. Enzymic Formation of Flavor Volatiles from Lipids
    9. Terpenoid-Based Defense in Plants and Other Organisms

  3. Lipases and Food Nutrition

    1. Lipases: Structure, Function, and Properties
    2. Industrial Uses of Lipase
    3. Plant Lipases as Biocatalysts
    4. Phospholipases in Enzyme Engineering of Phospholipids for Food, Cosmetics, and Medical Applications
    5. Enzymatic Synthesis of Structured Lipids
    6. Enzymatic Production of Betapol and Other Specialty Fats
    7. Enzyme-Mediated Modification of Milkfat
    8. Enzymatic Enrichment of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
    9. Production of Tailor-Made Polyunsaturated Phospholipids Through Bioconversions

  4. Biocatalysts in Nonfood Applications

    1. Enzymatic Preparation of Chiral Pharmaceutical Intermediates by Lipases
    2. Production of C20 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids by an Arachidonic Acid-Producing Fungus Mortierella alpina 1S-4 and Related Strains
    3. Microbial Transformations of Steriods
    4. Enzymatic Approaches to the Production of Biodiesel Fuels
    5. Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Value-Added Fatty Acid Esters
    6. Microbiological Conversions of Fatty Acids to Value-Added Products
    7. Biosynthesis and Applications of Glycolipid and Lipopeptide Biosurfactants
    8. Application of Lipolytic Enzymes in Detergents
    9. Supercritical Fluid Technology for Lipid Extraction, Fractionation, and Reactions
    10. Enzyme Reactions in Supercritical Fluids


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