pectinesterase


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pectinesterase

[¦pek·tən′es·tə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolytic breakdown of pectins to pectic acids.
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Compared to an untreated control, polygalacturonase-based enzymatic puree maceration helped retain pigment levels, but was less effective than pectinesterase.
Solubilization of cell walls by tomato polygalacturonase: effects of pectinesterases.
Production of pectinesterase was induced in cultures containing sodium polypectate, pectin, xylan and lactose as carbon sources.
It has been shown in similar studies that plant pathogenic fungi can be induced to secrete polygalacturonase and pectinesterase when grown in liquid media with the appropriate carbon source (Cleveland & McCormick 1987; Cooper & Wood 1973; Crawford & Kolattukudy 1987; De Lorenzo et al.
Production of polygalacturonase and pectinesterase was induced by pectin, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, and xylan.
The pectinesterase activity measured in fluids obtained from cultures containing CMC was higher than the activity measured in fluids collected from cultures with xylan (19.
Pectinesterase activity was measured by combining one milliliter of enzyme with five milligrams of pectin in one milliliter of 0.