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).

Sleeping Sanctuary

Sleeping Sanctuary

Salvation For The Sleep Deprived The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping, Napping, Resting And  Restoring Your Energy. Of the many things that we do just instinctively and do not give much  of a thought to, sleep is probably the most prominent one. Most of us sleep only because we have to. We sleep because we cannot stay awake all 24 hours in the day.

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