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Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Identification of small peptides arising from hydrolysis of meat proteins in dry fermented sausages
LÓPEZ, CONSTANZA MARÍA; ELENA BRU; GRACIELA VIGNOLO; SILVINA FADDA
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2015 vol. 104 p. 20 - 20
In this study, proteolysis and low molecular weight (LMW) peptides (b3 kDa) from commercial Argentinean fermented sausageswere characterized by applying a peptidomic approach. Protein profiles and peptides obtained by Tricine-SDS-PAGE and RP-HPLC-MS, respectively, allowed distinguishing two different types of fermented sausages, although no specific biomarkers relating to commercial brands or quality were recognized. From electrophoresis, α-actin, myoglobin, creatine kinase M-type and L-lactate dehydrogenase were degraded at different intensities. In addition, a partial characterization of fermented sausage peptidome through the identification of 36 peptides, in the range of 1000?2100 Da, arising from sarcoplasmic (28) and myofibrillar (8) proteins was achieved. These peptides had been originated from α-actin, myoglobin, and creatine kinase M-type, but also from the hydrolysis of other proteins not previously reported. Although muscle enzymes exerted a major role on peptidogenesis, microbial contribution cannot be excluded as it was postulated herein. This work represents a first peptidomic approach for fermented sausages, thereby providing a baseline to define key peptides acting as potential biomarkers.