Alpha- acetolactate-decarboxylase (ALDC): –
Product details: –
Alpha- acetolactate-decarboxylase is an enzyme that is required to catalyse chemical reactions. This enzyme is a member of lyases family. To be more specific, it belongs to the carboxy-lyases family, which is essential to break covalent bonds of carbon atoms. The chemical name of this enzyme is (S)-2-hydroxy-2-methyl-3-oxobutanoate carboxy-lyase.
Application in the brewery: –
Alpha-acetolactate decarboxylase enzyme can be used exclusively for beer production at a large scale. It plays a pivotal role to ferment the grains much faster than its normal occurring cycle. Moreover, the quality of a product remains intact, and hence the finished product will retain quality similar to Naturally processed product.
Secondly, it also guarantees more production as the preparation time is cut short.
The primary function of Alpha-acetolactate-decarboxylase is to break bonds of carbon molecules.
The enzyme has one substrate, which is the platform on which the reagent is made to react, and it enables the generation of different products. Thus, by the reaction of (S)-2-hydroxy-2-methyl-3-oxobutanoate carboxy-lyase we can achieve two products namely (R)-2-acetoin and carbon dioxide (CO2)
Enzyme specification: –
The optimum temperature of α- acetolactate decarboxylase falls between 25 to 40ºC, whereas the pH is within 5 to 7.