Journal of dairy science vol:87 issue:8 pages:2351-2358
A crude plasmin extract was prepared from milk by ultracentrifugation and was partially purified using ammonium sulfate precipitation. Isothermal and high-pressure inactivation of this plasmin system at pH 6.7 could be described by a first-order kinetic model. As expected, the plasmin system displayed a high thermostability. High-pressure treatments were conducted in the 300- to 800-MPa pressure range, combined with temperatures from 25 to 65 degreesC. The plasmin system was very pressure stable at room temperature, but inactivation occurred with combined high-pressure/temperature-treatments. The influence of temperature at different constant pressures on the inactivation rate constant was quantified using the Arrhenius equation. At all temperatures studied, a synergistic effect of temperature and high pressure was observed in the 300- to 600-MPa pressure range. However, an antagonistic effect of temperature and pressure appeared at pressures above 600 MPa.