Enzymatic conversions of polar lipids. Principles, problems and solutions

Patrick Adlercreutz, Carmen Virto, Mattias Persson, Silvia Vaz, Dietlind Adlercreutz, Ingemar Svensson, Ernst Wehtje

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This text provides a brief overview of the principles of enzymatic lipid conversion and some recent advances in the enzymatic conversion of glycerophospholipids and galactolipids. Lipases and phospholipases are used to exchange fatty acids or the polar group in the lipids. The reactions can be carried out either as hydrolysis-esterification sequences or as one-step transferase reactions. The scope and limitations of the different methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis - B Enzymatic
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 22

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology


  • Enzymatic conversion
  • Lipases
  • Polar lipids


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