Recent Advances in Industrial Application of Tannases: A Review

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ISSN: 1872-2083 (Print)

Volume 10, 3 Issues, 2016

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Nikolaos Labrou
Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology
Agricultural University of Athens Iera Odos 75, Gr-118 55

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Recent Advances in Industrial Application of Tannases: A Review

Recent Patents on Biotechnology, 7(3): 228-233.

Author(s): Vikas Beniwal, Anil Kumar, Jitender Sharma and Vinod Chhokar.

Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala- 133203 (Haryana), India.


Tannin acyl hydrolase (E.C. commonly referred as tannase, is a hydrolytic enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of ester bonds present in gallotannins, ellagitannins, complex tannins and gallic acid esters. Tannases are the important group of botechnologically relevant enzymes distributed throughout the animal, plant and microbial kingdoms. However, microbial tannases are currently receiving a great deal of attention. Tannases are extensively used in food, feed, pharmaceutical, beverage, brewing and chemical industries. Owing to its diverse area of applications, a number of patents have been appeared in the recent past. The present review pretends to present the advances and perspectives in the industrial application of tannase with special emphasis on patents.


Tannase, tea, tannic acid, tannin, gallic acid.

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Article Details

Volume: 7
Issue Number: 3
First Page: 228
Last Page: 233
Page Count: 6
DOI: 10.2174/18722083113076660013
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