pectinase


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pol·y·ga·lac·tu·ro·nase

(pol'ē-gă-lak'tū'rō-nās),
Pectin depolymerase; an enzyme catalyzing the random hydrolysis of 1,4-α-d-galactosiduronic linkages in pectate and other galacturonans.
Synonym(s): pectinase

pectinase

(pĕk′tĭ-nās)
An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of sugars and galacturonic acid from pectin.
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Pectinase is not a single enzyme but a combination of many enzymes involved in the degradation of plant pectin and cell walls.
These trials have typically involved the feeding of enzyme cocktails containing various combinations of enzymes including xylanase, [beta]-glucanase, [alpha]-galactosidase, pectinase, and [beta]-mannanase (Pettey et al.
There were four kinds of enzymes in the experiment, named glucoamylase, cellulase, phytase and pectinase.
Sunnybank, Australia) was a powder form of cellulase (6,000,000 U/kg), xylanase (10,000,000 U/kg), [beta]-glucanase (700,000 U/kg), [alpha]-amylase (700,000 U/kg), pectinase (70,000 U/kg), phytase (500,000 U/kg), proteases (acid and neutral; 3,000,000 U/kg) and lipase (30,000 U/kg) and used 500 mg/kg of the diet.
Generally, the pectinase is applied during the maceration pretreatment for reducing the viscosity of fruit mash and the juice produces high yield and nutritive values (14).