Extraction and characterization of pectin methylesterase from Alyanak apricot (Prunus armeniaca L)


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ÜNAL M. Ü. , Sener A.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE, vol.52, no.2, pp.1194-1199, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13197-013-1099-3
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1194-1199

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine some of the biochemical properties of pectin methylesterase (PME) from Alyanak apricot which is an important variety grown in
Malatya region of Turkey. The enzyme had high activity in a pH range of 7.0–8.0 with the maximal activity occurring at pH 7.5. However, the enzyme activity at high and low pH values was very low. The optimum temperature for maximal PME activity was found to be 60 °C. The activity of PME has been enhanced by NaCl, particularly at 0.15 M.  m and Vmax values for Alyanak apricot PME using apple pectin as substrate were found to be 1.69 mg/mL (r2=0.992) and 3.41 units/mL, respectively. The enzyme was stable at 30–45 °C/10 min whereas it lost nearly all of its activity at 80 °C/10 min. Ea and Z values were found to be 206.1 kJ/mol (r2=0.993) and 10.62 °C (r2=0.992), respectively.

This study was carried out to determine some of the biochemical properties of pectin methylesterase (PME) from Alyanak apricot which is an important variety grown in Malatya region of Turkey. The enzyme had high activity in a pH range of 7.0-8.0 with the maximal activity occurring at pH 7.5. However, the enzyme activity at high and low pH values was very low. The optimum temperature for maximal PME activity was found to be 60 degrees C. The activity of PME has been enhanced by NaCl, particularly at 0.15 M. K-m and V-max values for Alyanak apricot PME using apple pectin as substrate were found to be 1.69 mg/mL (r(2)=0.992) and 3.41 units/mL, respectively. The enzyme was stable at 30-45 degrees C/10 min whereas it lost nearly all of its activity at 80 degrees C/10 min. E-a and Z values were found to be 206.1 kJ/mol (r(2)=0.993) and 10.62 degrees C (r(2)=0.992), respectively.