Properties of Crude Amylase Isolated from Pine Nut

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  • Published : 1994.08.01


The participation of thermostable amylase in the decrease of viscosity of pine nut's porridge was investigated using the crude enzyme obtained from ammonium sulfate fractionation of pine nut extracts. The fraction precipitated at $35{\sim}55%$ saturation of ammonium sulfate had the highest specific activity of the enzyme. ${\alpha}-amylase$ activity was maximal at $75^{\circ}C$, pH 5.4. Amylograph data showed that addition of the enzyme to rice flour resulted in the significant decrease of its viscosity, suggesting the existence of thermostable ${\alpha}-amylase$ in pine nut.