Due to its major role in maintaining the water-retaining properties of the epidermis, ceramide is of great commercial potential in cosmetic and pharmaceuticals such as hair and skin care products. Currently, chemical synthesis of ceramide is a costly process, and developments of alternative cost-efficient, high yield production methods are of great interest. In the present study, the potential of producing ceramide through enzymatic hydrolysis of sphingomyelin have been studied. Sphingomyelin (SM) is a ubiquitous membrane-lipid and dairy products or by-products is a rich source of sphingomyelin. In present study, we have optimized the production of ceramide from sphingomyelin using Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens.
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||12th European Congress on Biotechnology - Kongens Lyngby, Denmark|
Duration: 21 Aug 2005 → 24 Aug 2005
|Conference||12th European Congress on Biotechnology|
|Period||21/08/2005 → 24/08/2005|