Lipases are used in detergent, food, leather, pharmaceutical and dairy industries. It has several characteristics like substrate specificity, stereospecificity and regioselectivity. It also participates in various bioconversion reactions like, hydrolysis, esterification, acidolysis and aminolysis.
Tri-, di-, and monoglycerides are hydrolyzed (in decreasing order of rate).
Prepared essentially by method of Singer, T.P., J. Biol. Chem., 174, 11 (1948).