1 U corresponds to the amount of enzyme which liberates 1 μmol butyric acid per minute at pH 7.5 and 40°C (tributyrin, Fluka No. 91010, as substrate)
Lipases are used industrially for the resolution of chiral compounds and the transesterification production of biodiesel.
Lipases catalyze the hydrolysis of triacylglycerols into glycerol and free fatty acids.
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≥5,000 U/g, recombinant, expressed in Aspergillus niger
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