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Enterococci represent a considerable proportion of the microbiota in Manchego cheeses. In this study, a total of 132 enterococci isolated from good quality Manchego cheeses from two dairies at different ripening times were genotypically characterized and identified using molecular techniques. Representative isolates from the clusters obtained after(More)
This work describes the effect of the hydrolysis time and pressure (0.1-400 MPa) on the proteolysis of beta-lactoglobulin A (beta-lg A) with trypsin, either conducting hydrolysis of beta-lg under pressure or hydrolysing beta-lg that was previously pressure treated. Pressurisation, before or during enzyme treatments, enhanced tryptic hydrolysis of beta-lg.(More)
The major milk allergen β-lactoglobulin (β-LG) exhibits an enhanced susceptibility to proteolysis under high hydrostatic pressure and this may be an efficient method to produce hypoallergenic hydrolysates. The aim of this work was to evaluate the in vivo allergenicity of 3 β-LG hydrolysates produced under atmospheric pressure or high-pressure conditions.(More)
Egg proteins are responsible for one of the most common forms of food allergy, especially in children, and one of the major allergens is ovalbumin (OVA). With the aim to examine the potential of high pressure to enhance the enzymatic hydrolysis of OVA and modify its immunoreactivity, the protein was proteolyzed with pepsin under high-pressure conditions(More)
Beta-lactoglobulin (beta-Lg) was subjected to high pressures up to 400 MPa and proteolysis with chymotrypsin. The hydrolysates were analyzed by SDS-PAGE and RP-HPLC, and the fragments obtained were identified by ESI-MS/MS. The results obtained showed that beta-Lg was hydrolyzed by chymotrypsin in a "progressive proteolysis" manner at either atmospheric or(More)
This study evaluates the use of high pressure to enhance pepsin hydrolysis of beta-lactoglobulin (beta-LG). The protein was subjected to high pressure before and during the proteolytic process. Analysis of remnant beta-LG, identification of the peptides produced, and evaluation of antigenicity (binding to commercial antibodies) and binding to IgE of(More)
The unfolding of beta-lactoglobulin during high-pressure treatment and its refolding after decompression were studied by 1H NMR and 2H/1H exchange at pH 6.8 and 2.5 and at 37 and 25 degrees C. The extent of unfolding increased with the pressure level. The structure of beta-lactoglobulin required higher pressures to unfold at pH 2.5 than at pH 6.8. More(More)
Cows' milk allergy is the most frequent food allergy in children, and beta-lactoglobulin (beta-Lg) is a major allergen. Milk-based hypoallergenic ingredients are manufactured by enzymatic hydrolysis, a process that could be improved by the application of high-pressure treatments. This study showed that the treatment of beta-Lg dissolved in buffer with(More)
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