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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Food Science and Biotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology