Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Pepsin-modified Myofibrillar protein from Sardine, Sardinops melanostica

Pepsin으로 수식된 정어리 myofibrillar protein의 특성

  • Kim, Byung-Mook (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Byung-Ryul (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University)
  • 김병묵 (중앙대학교 식품가공학과) ;
  • 김병열 (중앙대학교 식품가공학과)
  • Published : 1994.04.01


In order to study the effects of enzyme modification on the physico-chemical and functional properties of myofibrillar protein prepared from the frozen sardine, Sardinops melanostica, the protein was hydrolyzed with pepsin under the enzyme-substrate ratio 1:100 at $37^{\circ}C$ and pH 1.65 for 1, 4, 8, 12, and 24 hr, respectively. The properties of pepsin-modified sardine myofibriliar protein were determined. The extents of proteolysis with pepsin as a fuction of time was showed a typical enzyme hydorlysis curve with an initial region of 4 hour period followed by plateau region. The SDS-acrylamide slab gel electrophoresis patterns of pepsin-modified proteins showed mainly disappearances of minor protein bands, but no changes of main protein bands. The gel filtration patterns through Sephadex G-75 of sardine myofibrillar protein showed two big peaks and three small peaks. All the small peaks were disappearanced by proteolysis with pepsin in one hour. and during the period of proteolysis the fast big peak became gradually smaller and the late big peak eluted more slowly. By proteolysis, the emulsifying activity and emulsifying capacity of sardine myofibrillar protein were all decreased. The effects of pepsin-modification on emulsifying capacity were greater than those on emulsifying activity of protein. The aeration capacity of the protein was increased about 1.9 folds and the foam stability decreased to 0.6 folds of control by pepsin-modification. The pepsin-modified sardine myofibrillar proteins showed about 0.6 folds of heat coagulation and 1.4 folds of viscosity of control. The pH dependence of solubilities of sardine myofibrillar protein showed two isoelectric areas of pH 5 and 9. The pepsin-modified protein showed more clear pH dependences at the early stage but not at the late stage of proteolysis.


pepsin-modification;sardine;myofibrillar protein;physico-chemical properties;functionality