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S. Shukla Himachal Pradesh University Department of Biotechnology Summer Hill Shimla 171 005 India

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The application of immobilized enzyme for catalyzing various biotransformation processes is a widely used approach at present. This work mainly focused on the immobilization of polygalacturonase from Aspergillus niger Van Tieghem (MTCC 3323) on Nylon-6 by covalent binding, keeping in view its applicability in apple juice clarification. The immobilized enzyme was characterized in terms of kinetic parameters, thermal stability and reusability. The enzyme was immobilized onto glutaraldehyde-activated Nylon-6 by covalent binding and the efficiency of immobilization was found to be 40%. The immobilization yielded a protein loading of 70 μg g −1 of Nylon-6. Immobilized enzyme showed maximum activity at a temperature of 50 °C and pH 5.0. The enzyme was stable between pH 4.0–5.5. The immobilized enzyme could be reused through 4 cycles with almost 50% retention of its original activity. It had increased thermostability over its soluble form at 25 °C and 45 °C. Kinetic parameters Km and Vmax were found to be 7.6 mg ml −1 and 41.66 μmol of galacturonic acid/ml/min, respectively. The immobilized enzyme when used for apple juice clarification showed about 50% increase in transmittance of apple juice at 650 nm. This increase was observed at enzyme concentration of 20 U ml −1 apple juice, temperature 50 °C and incubation time of one hour. The optimization of these factors, which affect the stability and productivity of the immobilized system, resulted in an increase in enzyme stability and the possibility of economic application of immobilized enzyme at large scale apple juice clarification.

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  • L. Abrankó (Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
  • D. Bánáti (University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary)
  • J. Baranyi (Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK)
  • I. Bata-Vidács (Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Eger, Hungary)
  • F. Békés (FBFD PTY LTD, Sydney, NSW Australia)
  • Gy. Biró (National Institute for Food and Nutrition Science, Budapest, Hungary)
  • A. Blázovics (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • F. Capozzi (University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)
  • M. Carcea (Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Rome, Italy)
  • Zs. Cserhalmi (Food Science Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Budapest, Hungary)
  • M. Dalla Rosa (University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)
  • I. Dalmadi (Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
  • K. Demnerova (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • M. Dobozi King (Texas A&M University, Texas, USA)
  • Muying Du (Southwest University in Chongqing, Chongqing, China)
  • S. N. El (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)
  • S. B. Engelsen (University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • E. Gelencsér (Food Science Research Institute, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre, Budapest, Hungary)
  • V. M. Gómez-López (Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Murcia, Spain)
  • J. Hardi (University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia)
  • H. He (Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China)
  • K. Héberger (Research Centre for Natural Sciences, ELKH, Budapest, Hungary)
  • N. Ilić (University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)
  • D. Knorr (Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
  • H. Köksel (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey)
  • K. Liburdi (Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy)
  • M. Lindhauer (Max Rubner Institute, Detmold, Germany)
  • M.-T. Liong (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
  • M. Manley (Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • M. Mézes (Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Gödöllő, Hungary)
  • Á. Németh (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary)
  • P. Ng (Michigan State University,  Michigan, USA)
  • Q. D. Nguyen (Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
  • L. Nyström (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • L. Perez (University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain)
  • V. Piironen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • A. Pino (University of Catania, Catania, Italy)
  • M. Rychtera (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • K. Scherf (Technical University, Munich, Germany)
  • R. Schönlechner (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
  • A. Sharma (Department of Atomic Energy, Delhi, India)
  • A. Szarka (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary)
  • M. Szeitzné Szabó (National Food Chain Safety Office, Budapest, Hungary)
  • S. Tömösközi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary)
  • L. Varga (Széchenyi István University, Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary)
  • R. Venskutonis (Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • B. Wróblewska (Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences Olsztyn, Poland)

 

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