• J.A. Salazar-Leyva Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • J. Lizardi-Mendoza Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • J.C. Ramírez-Suarez Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • G. García-Sánchez Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • J.M. Ezquerra-Brauer Departamento de Investigación y Posgrado en Alimentos, Universidad de Sonora
  • E.M. Valenzuela-Soto Departamento de Investigación y Posgrado en Alimentos, Universidad de Sonora
  • M.G. Carvallo-Ruiz Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • M.E. Lugo-Sánchez Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
  • R. Pacheco-Aguilar Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C.
Keywords: immobilization, proteases, chitin, chitosan, stability


Proteolytic enzymes have a wide range of applications in different industrial fields therefore the development of strategies focused in the optimization of their catalytic performance is a topic of great interest. Enzyme immobilization onto solid supports induces changes at structural level in the immobilized systems, and consequently some reaction characteristics can be enhanced; furthermore, immobilized enzymes can be reused in the same process. Due to the unique physicochemical and functional properties that chitin and its derivate chitosan possess, these biopolymers are an excellent option as support for enzyme immobilization. This review discusses the effects on the biochemical and operational performance of proteases immobilized in chitin and chitosan based materials. Some aspects related with the industrial applications of the immobilization systems are also mentioned.


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How to Cite
Salazar-Leyva, J., Lizardi-Mendoza, J., Ramírez-Suarez, J., García-Sánchez, G., Ezquerra-Brauer, J., Valenzuela-Soto, E., Carvallo-Ruiz, M., Lugo-Sánchez, M., & Pacheco-Aguilar, R. (2020). UTILIZATION OF CHITIN AND CHITOSAN BASED MATERIALS FOR PROTEASE IMMOBILIZATION: STABILIZATION EFFECTS AND APPLICATIONS. Revista Mexicana De Ingeniería Química, 13(1), 129-150. Retrieved from http://rmiq.org/ojs311/index.php/rmiq/article/view/1305