Partial characterization of dextran-degrading enzyme obtained from blue cheese.


Degradation of dextran beads was observed when the water-soluble fraction of a blue cheese extract was applied to the top of a Sephadex G-150 or G-200 column. This phenomenon suggests the presence of a specific enzyme that can hydrolyze dextran. After removal of casein components from the blue cheese fraction, ammonium sulfate treatment and gel filtration… (More)


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