Trypsin: Anatomy, Biological Properties and Applications


Diana Faas and Joshua Holder (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

Trypsin, the protease with well-defined specificity, offers a great potential as a biocatalyst in numerous biomedical and industrial applications. In this collection, the authors discuss preparation and performance of trypsin immobilized on polysaccharide-based carriers. Various methods by which trypsin can be physically or chemically immobilized have been discussed in respect to the carrier used and the application intended.

The subsequent paper presents the results of monitoring TATI levels in 317 patients with endometrial cancer during treatment as well as final results during a 17-year follow-up period. 274% increase in TATI levels was found in patients with recurrence and distant metastasis diagnosed during the follow-up period after radical treatment. In the concluding work, traditional spectrophotometric and radioimmunoassay-based methods for trypsin activity assays are discussed and compared with the emerging sensors-based techniques for trypsin determination, such as electric, electrochemical, holographic, surface plasmon resonance, and QCM-based assays.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Trypsin Immobilization on Polysaccharides: Principles, Design and Applications
(Tanja Nikolic, Zivomir Petronijevic and Mirjana Kostic, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 2. Tumor-Associated Trypsin Inhibitor (TATI) Markers
(Barbara Kozakiewicz, Maria Sk³odowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Warszawa, Poland, and others)

Chapter 3. Current and Emerging Methods for Trypsin Activity Evaluation
(Margarita Stoytcheva, Roumen Zlatev, Zdravka Velkova, Velizar Gochev, Benjamin Valdez and Gisela Montero, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Instituto de Ingeniería, Mexicali, México, and others)



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