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Effect of Light Emitting Diode Irradiation on Tyrosinase Activity during Storage
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Effect of Light Emitting Diode Irradiation on Tyrosinase Activity during Storage
Jung, Hyo Yeon; Kim, Jung Sun; Noh, Bong Soo;
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 Abstract
In this study, the effect of light irradiation on tyrosinase activity during storage in a low temperature incubator was investigated, with the goal of identifying the appropriate wavelength and intensity of light for inhibiting tyrosinase activity. Fluorescent light and blue light emitting diode (LED) irradiation were found to inhibit tyrosinase activity. In particular, tyrosinase activity was significantly inhibited under high intensity blue LED irradiation, suggesting that the activity of tyrosinase present in vegetables or fruits might be inhibited by LED irradiation. Therefore, blue LED irradiation during food storage and the distribution stage would be useful for ensuring good quality of food, owing to the inhibition of the enzymatic browning reaction.
 Keywords
light emitting diode;tyrosinase;activity;wavelength;irradiation;
 Language
Korean
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