Lysates of Metschnikowia Yeast with Higher Content of Hydroxyproline

Ewelina Pawlikowska, Monika Szymanska, Joanna Berlowska, Dorota Kregiel


The chemical characteristics of lysates obtained from yeasts belonging to Metschnikowia spp. were determined. Cell lysis was induced using saponin from Q. saponaria or 5% NaCl. The process was conducted at 50 °C for 24 for 48 h. The enzymatic profiles of the resulting lysates were analyzed. The mannose and glucose contents were also investigated, as well as the concentrations of proteins, free amino nitrogen (FAN), and free amino acids. The results were compared to the characteristics of lysates from conventional industrial strains of Saccharomyces spp. obtained under analogous conditions. The Metschnikowia lysates showed different chemical profiles and the pool of individual amino acids was generally smaller. However, the content of hydroxyproline HPro was 4 to 5 times higher. The results of this study show that yeast lysates are an attractive supplement for numerous applications.


Metschnikowia; Autolysates; Amino-acid profile; Hydroxyproline

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