JAIC 1983, Volume 23, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 07 to 27)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1983, Volume 23, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 07 to 27)

SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF ENZYMES IN PAPER CONSERVATION

Pia C. DeSantis


ABSTRACT—A review of the conservation and enzymology literature is offered in order to characterize the use of proteolytic and starch digesting enzymes in paper conservation. Results from experiments designed to test the effects of enzymes on aged papers are presented. A protease new to the conservation field was used in these tests.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. GENERAL TERMINOLOGY
3. ENZYMES IN PAPER CONSERVATION
4. REVIEW OF THE ENZYMOLOGY LITERATURE
5. EXPERIMENTAL
6. RESULTS
7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
a: Notes
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