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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Pectinesterase activities were measured in fluids collected from cultures containing sodium polypectate, pectin, xylan and lactose.
Pectinesterase activities measured in the fluids from cultures containing xylan (19.
Although the highest amount of extracellular protein determined in this study was found in fluids collected from cultures with sodium polypectate as the carbon source, it appears that only a small part of it was pectinesterase.
It has been reported 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.
Pectinesterase activities were measured in fluids collected from cultures with sodium polypectate, pectin, CMC and xylan.
Both enzymes, polygalacturonase and pectinesterase were detected in culture fluids of the fungus collected after 24 hours of growth.
The high polygalacturonase and pectinesterase activities of E.