Published: CABEQ 25 (2) (2011) 267–281
Paper type: Review

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Alcohol Dehydrogenase from Lactobacillus brevis: A Versatile Robust Catalyst for Enantioselective Transformations

S. Leuchs and L. Greiner

The alcohol dehydrogenase from Lactobacillus brevis (LbADH) is a versatile catalyst for enantioselective reduction of ketones. Its substrate scope is wide with high regioand enantioselectivity. In this critical review, we have gathered the information available on the substrate scope as well as the applications reported. Quantitative information such as productivity per catalyst, space-time yield (STY), cofactor utilisation, and stability are derived to allow comparison and assessment of practical value.

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biocatalysis, alcohol dehydrogenase, Lactobacillus brevis, critical review, application