In our previous work, a method of pretreating lipase was developed to prevent loss of its activity during covalent immobilization. In this study, Rhizopus oryzae lipase was pretreated before immobilization and then immobilized on a silica gel surface. The effects of the various materials and conditions used in the pretreatment stage on the activity of immobilized lipase were investigated. Immobilized lipase pretreated with 0.1% of soybean oil had better activity than those pretreated with other materials. The optimal temperature, agitation speed, and pretreating time for lipase pretreatment were determined to be 40°C, 200 rpm, and 45 min, respectively. The activity of immobilized soybean oil pretreated lipase was 630 U/g matrix, which is 20 times higher than that of immobilized non-pretreated lipase. In addition, immobilized lipase activity was maintained at levels exceeding 90% of its original activity after 10 reuses.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of microbiology and biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Apr|
- Soybean oil
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology