Extraction and characterisation of pectin methylesterase from black carrot (Daucus carota L.)


FOOD CHEMISTRY, cilt.116, ss.836-840, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


This study was carried out to determine some of the biochemical properties of pectin methylesterase (PME) from black carrot. The enzyme showed very high activity in a broad pH range of 6.5-8.5, with the optimum pH occurring at 7.5. The optimum temperature for maximal PME activity was found to be 55 degrees C. NaCl enhanced PME activity, particularly at 0.2 M. K-m and V-max values for black carrot PME using apple pectin as substrate were found to be 2.14 mg/ml (r(2) = 0.988) and 3.75 units/ml, respectively. The enzyme was stable between the temperatures of 30-50 degrees C/5 min whereas it lost nearly all of its activity at 70 degrees C/5 min. E-a and Z values were found to be 196.8 kJmol(-1) (r(2) = 0.996) and 2.16 degrees C (r(2) = 0.995), respectively. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.