Cryo- and thermo-protective effects of enzymatically synthesized β-galactosyl trehalose trisaccharide

Bong Gwan Kim, Soo In Ryu, Soo Bok Lee

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Abstract

The effects of β-(1,6)-galactosyl trehalose trisaccharide (β-GT) that was preferentially produced by Escherichia coli β-galactosidase on cryo- and thermo-protections of protein were investigated with those of other sugars at the level of 8% (w/v). As compared to a control without sugar additive, β-GT effectively enhanced 32-54% of the cryoprotection of fish actomyosin against repeated freeze-thawing and frozen storage, and also 49% of the protection against thermal inactivation of pyrophosphatase, respectively. As a result, it was significantly more effective than sorbitol and trehalose in both cryoprotection and thermoprotection. Thus, β-GT would be possibly applied as a sugar substitute for cryo- and thermo-protective applications of food protein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalFood Science and Biotechnology
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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