Improvement of the quality of wheat bread by addition of glycoside hydrolase family 10 xylanases. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol

College of Life Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (Impact Factor: 3.34). 04/2011; 90(2):509-15. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-011-3088-7
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Although many xylanases are widely used in the baking industry, only one glycoside hydrolase family 10 (GH 10) xylanase has previously been reported to be effective in baking. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of two GH 10 xylanases, psychrophilic XynA from Glaciecola mesophila and mesophilic EX1 from Trichoderma pseudokoningii, in bread making. The optimal dosages needed to improve wheat flour dough and bread quality were 270-U/kg flour for EX1 and 0.9-U/kg flour for XynA. At their optimal dosage, both XynA and EX1 had significant dough-softening ability, resulting in a 50% reduction in Brabender units. XynA was more effective than EX1 in reducing the time to reach maximum consistency. XynA and EX1 showed similar effects in improving the bread volume (~30% increase). EX1 was more effective in reducing the initial crumb firmness. Although both enzymes exhibited similar anti-staling effects on the bread, based on a decrease in the bread firmness, XynA had a greater effect on reducing the firming rate, and EX1 showed an enhanced reduction in the initial firmness. These results show that these two GH 10 xylanases have unique advantages in improving dough and bread quality and indicate their potential in bread making.

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    • "Glaciecola mesophila KMM241 was isolated from a specimen of marine invertebrate Halocynthia aurantium [16]. In our previous studies, a cold-adapted and salt-tolerant GH family 10 endo-β-1,4-xylanase (XynA) from G. mesophila KMM241 was expressed and characterized [14], and the effect of XynA on bread baking was studied [17]. In this study, another xylanase, XynB, from G. mesophila KMM241 was expressed and characterized, which showed that XynB was a GH family 8 xylanase containing an N-terminal domain and a catalytic domain. "
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