Downstream Processing of Potato Proteins

  • L. Jervis


Plant proteins are used widely in the food industry, either for processing, conditioning or supplementing human and animal dietary materials. Many plants have considerable potential as sources of enzymes and other proteins for use in medicine or the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. A number of plants are suitable as host organisms for the production of recombinant healthcare proteins. Unlike plant proteins used in the food industry, the new range of enzymes and proteins will require considerable purification before use. Aspects of the problems of downstream processing of plant proteins are discussed, using potato tuber-specific proteins as examples.


Potato Tuber Plant Protein Downstream Processing Suspended Particulate Material Tuber Protein 
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  • L. Jervis
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyPaisley CollegeRenfrewshireScotland, UK

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