Glucose Oxidase

Glucose oxidase (/?-D-glucose:oxidoreductase) catalyzes the oxidation of glucose to gluconic acid with the production of hydrogen peroxide (89,105). Glucose oxidase acting on glucose in honey produces hydrogen peroxide as an inhibitory agent. Bacteria inhibited by glucose oxidase include Aci-netobacter, Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium perfringens, Listeria monocytogenes, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, and Yersinia (106,107). In most cases, it is hydrogen peroxide produced by the enzyme that is responsible for inhibition of these microorganisms. Glucose oxidase in the presence of added glucose was bactericidal against Salmonella enteritidis, Micrococcus luteus, and B. cereus and bacteriostatic against P. fluorescens in liquid whole egg stored at 7°C (105). In contrast, glucose oxidase had no effect on Salmonella or Pseudomonas on chicken breast meat (108).

Berry Boosters

Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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