pectinesterase


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pec·tase

(pek'tās),
An enzyme that converts pectin to d-galacturonic acid (pectic acid); used in the treatment of certain foodstuffs.
Synonym(s): pectinesterase

pectinesterase

(pĕk′tə-nĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
An enzyme found in certain plants, bacteria, and fungi that catalyzes the hydrolysis of pectin to pectic acid and methanol. Also called pectase.
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The maximum activity of pectinesterase was measured at the turning stage, whereas the maximum activity of polygalacturonase was measured at the fully ripe stage (Figure 1).
Tellez, Purification and some properties of pectinesterase from potato (Solanum tuberosum L.
It has been shown in similar studies that plant pathogenic fungi can be induced to secrete polygalacturonase and pectinesterase when grown in liquid media with the appropriate carbon source (Cleveland & McCormick 1987; Cooper & Wood 1973; Crawford & Kolattukudy 1987; De Lorenzo et al.
Solubilization of cell walls by tomato polygalacturonase: effects of pectinesterases.
Lazan H, Selamat M, Ali Z (1995) [beta]-Galactosidase, Polygalacturonase, and Pectinesterase in Differential Softening and Cell Wall Modification during Papaya Fruit Ripening.
The pectinesterase activity measured in fluids obtained from cultures containing CMC was higher than the activity measured in fluids collected from cultures with xylan (19.
Pectinesterase activity was measured by combining one milliliter of enzyme with five milligrams of pectin in one milliliter of 0.
A manutencao da firmeza de polpa de caquis deve-se, segundo Blankenship e Dole (2003), a inibicao da acao do etileno, que tem relacao direta na promocao da atividade de enzimas de degradacao da parede celular como poligalacturonase e pectinesterase.