thermostable enzyme

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ther·mo·sta·ble en·zyme

an enzyme that is not readily subject to destruction or alteration by heat.
Synonym(s): heat-stable enzyme
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13 January 2010 - Danish food ingredients and enzymes maker Danisco A/S (CPH: DCO) said today that the European Commission (EC) has allowed the use of its heat-stable enzyme xylanase in broiler, layer, turkey and duck feed in the European Union (EU).
In the late 1960s, developers isolated a heat-stable enzyme from the Mushroom Pool in the Lower Geyser Basin at Yellowstone.
They do not survive the pasteurisation process but they can, however, produce heat-stable enzymes that are not inactivated in UHT processes, causing off-flavours, fat separation and early gelation formation.
Researchers from the US, Europe, and Japan discuss the molecular basis of thermostability, heat-stable enzymes and metabolism, the genetics of thermophiles, and minimal complexity model systems.
As it turns out, a barley cultivar that's now being fed to livestock could very well hold the key to developing additional heat-stable enzymes.
Thereafter, the heat-stable enzymes could be used as environment-friendly catalysts in industrial processes.
Heat-stable enzymes also have a long shelf life, a characteristic that can reduce the ultimate cost of a chemical process.