Preparation of encapsulated alliinase in alginate microparticles

J. A. Ko, Y. L. Lee, H. J. Jeong, H. J. Park

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Alliinase (alkylsulphenate lyase, EC 4. 4. 1. 4), which catalyses the production of allicin, was immobilized in alginate microparticles. Addition of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate to the microparticles enhanced alliinase activity. Encapsulated alliinase were significantly higher (30 and 22%, respectively) than those of non-encapsulated alliinase at 60°C and at pH 2. Therefore, microencapsulation of alliinase with alginate can offer an effective way of sustaining enzyme activity during oral administration and passage through the stomach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar


  • Alliinase
  • Encapsulation
  • Garlic
  • Microparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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