|Title||Different rates of glycolysis affect glycolytic activities and protein properties in turkey breast muscle.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Eadmusik, S, Molette, C, Rémignon, H, Fernandez, X|
|Date Published||2009 Feb|
Protein alterations of turkey breast muscles (Pectoralis major) were investigated at 20 min and 24 h post mortem. Specific activities, quantities and kinetic parameters of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and aldolase A were also determined at 20 min post mortem. Based on the pH values at 20 min post mortem, two groups of samples were classified as rapid glycolysis group (RG; pH20 min = 5.80 ± 0.07, n = 20) and normal glycolysis group (NG; pH20 min = 6.21 ± 0.01, n = 20). RG had lower specific activities of GAPDH and aldolase A than NG while Vm and Km values of both enzymes were not different between groups. RG showed lower high ionic strength (HIS) and pellet protein extractabilities at 20 min post mortem. It also had lower low ionic strength (LIS) and HIS protein extractabilities at 24 h post mortem. Besides pellet protein, muscular protein extractabilities at 24 h post mortem were higher than at 20 min post mortem. From SDS-PAGE of samples at 24 h post mortem, RG exhibited lower band intensities at 45 and 200 kDa, which were further identified as actin and myosin heavy chain (MHC), respectively. Western blots revealed that relative amounts of actin and MHC at 20 min post mortem were not different between groups. However, RG muscles had less relative amount of actin at 24 h post mortem. It also indicated that amounts of actin and MHC increased with regard to post mortem time.