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Advances in understanding of indigenous milk enzymes

Code: 9781801464437
Lotte Bach Larsen, Søren Drud-Heydary Nielsen and Nina Aagaard Poulsen, Aarhus University, Denmark; and Alan L. Kelly, University College Cork, Ireland

Chapter synopsis: Milk contains a complex set of enzymes of varying classes, along with in many cases substrates, zymogens, activators and inhibitors constituting in some instances whole systems, like the plasmin system. Some of the indigenous enzymes are present due to the way in which milk is secreted, and some have identified physiological roles, although, in many cases, these are still unclear. Subsequent processing of milk into dairy products has a range of impacts on these enzymes, in terms of partitioning, activation and inactivation. For these reasons, indigenous milk enzymes have been studied for decades to understand their technological significance (impact, positive or negative, on dairy product quality), biological role and potential use as indicators of processing efficacy. This chapter provides a short introduction to the main enzymes of significance in milk, with a specific spotlight on proteases, and then focusses on recent developments in their understanding, and challenges and research questions for the future.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2022.0099.12
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Main types of indigenous enzymes in milk 3 Advances in measurement and detection of indigenous milk enzymes 4 Advances in understanding the biological significance of indigenous enzymes in milk 5 Advances in understanding the significance of indigenous milk enzymes on dairy quality 6 Future trends in research 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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