The Effect of pH on µ-calpain Activity and Implications in Meat Tenderness
In early postmortem muscle, µ-calpain inactivation due to either a rapid pH decline or by rapid autolysis has the potential to decrease proteolysis of myofibrillar proteins and subsequent postmortem tenderization. An intermediate pH decline that allows for proteolytic activity of µ-calpain, but a slower rate of autolysis could explain a portion of the variation in meat tenderness.
Keywords: Animal Science
How to Cite:
Maddock, K. R. & Huff-Lonergan, E. J. & Lonergan, S. M., (2005) “The Effect of pH on µ-calpain Activity and Implications in Meat Tenderness”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1109