Epsilon-Polylysine is a homopolymer of Llysine, one of the essential amino acids. It's connected by ε-amido bond compounded by a ε-amido of l-lysine and a a-carboxyl of another l-lysine. It is prepared from a fermentation for process using Streptomyces albulus under aerobic condition.
ε-Polylysine is commercially used as a food preservative in Japan, the republic of Korea and in the USA. Food products containing polylysine are mainly found in Japan. The use of polylysine is common in food applications like: boiled rice, cooked vegetables, soups, noodles and sliced fish (sushi).
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1> Epsilon-Polylysine can greatly inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts and moulds bacteria, especially to the Gram- bacteria which can not easily inhibit by others.
2> As a good preservative, Epsilon-Polylysine is characterized as being high safety, water-soluble, stable at high temperatures, widely usage, non prejudice to the taste, antibacterial in neutral or subacidity conditions.
3> Because of the stability at high temperatures, it can inhibit some heat-resistant bacillus after heat treatment and some tadpole-form noncontractile siphovirus as well.
4> Epsilon-Polylysine can stop small intestine fat absorption through inhibiting pancreatic lipase activities, so it can be the diet therapy for obese patients.
5> Besides, Epsilon-Polylysine also can be used in cosmetics, disinfectant or cleaner for food machinery or hutch, etc.
Epsilon-Polylysine is to serve as antimicrobial agent or preservatives. It is used to food, cosmetics, personal care, disinfection products by preventing growth of microoganisms.