Our Organisation Search
Quick Links
Toggle: Topics
Placeholder image

Safe-formula - 5842

25 January 2018
Type Technology Update

Teagasc project team: Prof. Paul Ross (PI), Catherine Stanton, Caitriona Guinane, Robert Kent Project dates: Jan 08 – Sept 2011

Download Publication (PDF)

Main results:

  • An enzymatic method has been developed to release the antimicrobial peptide Caseicin A (IKHQGLPQE) from casein, based on hydrolysis with the commercial enzyme Thermoase PC10F.
  • A second antimicrobial peptide (VFGKEKVNE) was identified in the casein hydrolysate.
  • Food trials with Thermoase PC10F hydrolysates demonstrated a significant reduction in pathogen growth compared to controls.