Degradation of milk proteins by extracellular proteinase from Brevibacterium linens FLK-61

Coskun H., Sienkiewicz T.

FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.13, no.3, pp.267-275, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08905439909549977
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-275
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


The objective of this study was to investigate the specificity of an extracellular proteinase from Brevibacterium linens FLK-61 on the degradation of milk proteins (a(s1)-, beta-casein, sodium caseinate and whey proteins). Each protein and the enzyme solution were incubated at 45 degrees C for "0" 15 and 30 min and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 h. After that, hydrolysis of the proteins was evaluated by urea-PAGE electrophoresis and densitometry. It was found that the enzymatic degradation of alpha(s1)-casein occured much faster and it was more complete (P<0.01) than degradation of beta-casein. No degradation of whey proteins was found during 5 h incubation.