Different possibilities for protein crosslinking are examined in this review, with special emphasis on enzymatic crosslinking and its impact on food structure. Among potential enzymes for protein crosslinking are transglutaminase (TG) and various oxidative enzymes. Crosslinking enzymes can be applied in cereal, dairy, meat, and fish processing to improve the texture of the product. Most of the current commercial applications are based on TG. The reaction mechanisms of the crosslinking enzymes differ, which in turn results in different technological properties.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||ANNUAL REVIEW OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2010|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- protein crosslinking