Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 6 Issue 6 December 1984 pp 811-816
Dextran was covalently coupled to neutral unilamellar liposomes. Dextran conjugated liposomes were cleared from the circulation at a much slower rate than unconjugated liposomes. The uptake of dextran conjugated liposomes by liver and spleen was also decreased. The amount of dextran on the surface of liposomes was found to be a determining factor for their stability in circulation. Dextran conjugated liposomes therefore may be a more effective way of controlled drug release
Volume 34 Issue 1 March 2009 pp 21-26 Articles
The biotransformation of acrylonitrile was investigated using thermophilic nitrilase produced from a new isolate Streptomyces sp. MTCC 7546 in both the free and immobilized state. Under optimal conditions, the enzyme converts nitriles to acids without the formation of amides. The whole cells of the isolate were immobilized in agar-agar and the beads so formed were evaluated for 25 cycles at 50°C. The enzyme showed a little loss of activity during reuse. Seventy-one per cent of 0.5 M acrylonitrile was converted to acid at 6 h of incubation at a very low density of immobilized cells, while 100% conversion was observed at 3 h by free cells.