Application ofmelon serine protease in food processes

Author(s): GhazalehHedayati,AliMohamadi Sani

Proteases are one of the industrially most important enzymes, the catalytic function of which is to hydrolyze the peptide bonds of proteins. Serine proteases are a subfamily of endopeptidases that are useful in a variety of applications, especially in the food processing industry. Cucumisin is an extracellular thermostable alkaline serine protease that is expressed at high levels in melon fruits (CucumismeloL.). This focused review encompasses an overview on plant serine proteases (especially cucumisin) and their classification, mechanism and food applications mainly of melon source in a handy module.

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