Pectic Esterases

J.A.E. Benen, G.J.W.M. van Alebeek, A.G.J. Voragen, J. Visser

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Discussed are the pectin esterases. They comprise enzymes that hydrolyze the esters present in the pectin backbone. Currently three classes of esterases have been identified: the pectin methylesterases, the pectin acetylesterases and the rhamnogalacturonan acetylesterases
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of food enzymology
EditorsJ.R. Whitaker, A.G.J. Voragen, D.W.S. Wong
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherMarcel Dekker
Number of pages1108
ISBN (Print)9780824706869
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • enzymes
  • esterases
  • pectins


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