thiaminase


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thiaminase

(ˈθaɪəmɪnˌeɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that destroys thiamine and is often found in raw fish
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is confident we have solved the thiaminase issue in carp that limited its use in pet foods," says Ellen Dierenfeld, PhD and lead nutritionist on the project.
Candida can make an enzyme called thiaminase that destroys the B1 vitamin before it gets a chance to be absorbed," says Rogers.
Alewife contain high levels of thiaminase, which when eaten causes low levels of thiamine in adult salmon and their eggs, and the early death of newly hatched fish.
Thiamine deficiencies are often secondary to ruminal acidosis, as one of the microorganisms which proliferate with grain intake produces thiaminase II, an enzyme which catalyzes the cleavage of thiamine (Merch Veterinary Manual 2008).
Raw fishmeal contains thiaminase, an enzyme that destroys thiamin after contact for a prolonged period of time.
It's also best to cook them to destroy the thiaminase, or you'll deplete your body of vitamin [B.