Song, Sumin, et al. “Relationship between peptides and the change in quality characteristics of beef strip loin (M. longissimus lumborum) and tenderloin (M. psoas major).” Food Chemistry 430 (2024): 137036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2023.137036
Peptides in fresh and aged beef strip loin (M. longissimus lumborum) and tenderloin (M. psoas major) were quantified to investigate the relationship between proteolysis-induced peptides and beef quality characteristics. A total of 409 and 450 peptides were quantified from strip loin and tenderloin, respectively, and found to be significantly correlated to beef quality characteristics. Changes in redness and yellowness were significantly correlated to the peptides derived from G3P, ENOB, and KCRM in both muscles during 14 days of storage. The peptides produced from MYG, ENOB, HBA, PGK1, and TPIS were strongly associated with improved tenderness, while those derived from major myofibrillar proteins, such as MYH1, MYH2, ACTS, and DESM, were associated with changes in tenderloin color. These results improve our understanding of the association between peptides and changes in meat quality during cold storage, indicating that proteolysis-induced peptides can be indicators of the quality characteristics of fresh and aged meat.