Redistribution of mineral elements in wheat grain when applying the complex enzyme preparations based on phytase


  • Elena Kuznetsova State University-Education-Science-Production Complex, 302020, Orel, Naugorskoe shosse, 29
  • Ludmila Cherepnina State University-Education-Science-Production Complex, 302020, Orel, Naugorskoe shosse, 29
  • Svetlana Motyleva All-Russian Institute of plant breeding and gardening and nursery, 115598, Ðœoskow, Zagorievskay street, 4
  • Ján Brindza Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources, Institute of Biological Conservation and Biosafety, Trieda Andrey Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra



phytin, phytase, complex enzyme preparation, microstructure, mineral element, grain of wheat


Biogenic minerals play an important role in the whole human nutrition, but they are included in the grain of the phytates that reduces their bioavailability. Whole wheat bread is generally considered a healthy food, but the presence of mineral elements in it is insignificant, because of weak phytate degradation. From all sources of exogenous phytase the most productive are microscopic fungi. To accelerate the process of transition hard mineral elements are mobilized to implement integrated cellulolytic enzyme preparation based on the actions of phytase (producer is Penicillium canescens). Phytase activity was assessed indirectly by the rate of release of phosphate from the substrate. It has been established that the release rate of the phosphoric acid substrate is dependent on the composition of the drug and the enzyme complex is determined by the presence of xylanase. The presented experimental data shows that a cellulase treatment of the grain in conjunction with the β-glucanase or xylanase leading to an increase in phytase activity could be 1.4 - 2.3 times as compared with the individual enzymes. As a result of concerted action of enzymes complex preparation varies topography grain, increase the pore sizes in seed and fruit shells that facilitate the penetration of the enzyme phytase in the aleurone layer to the site of phytin hydrolysis and leads to an increase in phytase activity. In terms of rational parameters of enzymatic hydrolysis, the distribution of mineral elements in the anatomical parts of the grain after processing complex enzyme preparation with the help of X-ray detector EMF miniCup system in a scanning electron microscope JEOL JSM 6390 were investigated. When processing enzyme preparation wheat trend in the distribution of mineral elements, characteristic of grain - the proportion of these elements in the aleurone layer decreases, and in the endosperm increases. Because dietary fiber and phytate found together in the peripheral layers of fiber-rich grains, it is difficult to separate the effects of degradation processes nonstarch polysaccharides and fiberphytate redistribution of polyvalent metal ions. However, studies have shown that phytase - an effective mechanism for regulating mineral nutrient diet. Application of phytase in grain bakery technology will increase the biological value of the product.   


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Kuznetsova, E. ., Cherepnina, L. ., Motyleva, S. ., & Brindza, J. . (2016). Redistribution of mineral elements in wheat grain when applying the complex enzyme preparations based on phytase. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 10(1), 47–53.

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