Pectin Lyase Label

Protein: Pectin Lyase

Artist: Karen Hoagland

You reach into the fruit bowl and pick up a juicy, bright red apple. You take a huge bite….yuck! A big rotten chunk of fruity flesh just spoiled your treat. Blame no other than pectin lyase, the protein that breaks down pectin in the middle lamella of that now-spoiled apple. But don’t get too down on pectin lyase…if it wasn’t busy breaking bonds, that apple would still be unripe and bitter!

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