Sulfhydryl oxidase enhances the effects of ascorbic acid in wheat dough

Greta Faccio (Corresponding Author), Laura Flander, Johanna Buchert, Markku Saloheimo, Emilia Nordlund

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    Various enzyme families such as sulfhydryl oxidase have been successfully applied to bread production although their mechanism of action has not been fully described yet. In this study, we investigated the effects of the recently characterized fungal sulfhydryl oxidase AoSOX1 in fresh and frozen dough alone and in combination with ascorbic acid. The addition of AoSOX1 to an additive-free dough resulted in a weaker and more extensible dough while opposite effects were detected in the presence of ascorbic acid. The hardening of the doughs registered upon the combined use of AoSOX1 and ascorbic acid was dependent on the amount of enzyme used and not on the amount of ascorbic acid. The ability of the sulfhydryl oxidase to enhance the effects of the ascorbic acid system suggests their combined use as a valuable tool to stabilize the structure of fresh and frozen dough.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)37-43
    JournalJournal of Cereal Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Ascorbic acid
    • Aspergillus oryzae
    • Glutathione
    • Sulfhydryl oxidase


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