Conformational transition and gelation of κ-carrageenan in electrostatic complexation with β-lactoglobulin aggregates

Hu, Bing, Han, Lingyu, Cao, Jijuan, Nishinari, Katsuyoshi, Yang, Jixin, Fang, Yapeng and Li, Dongmei (2021) Conformational transition and gelation of κ-carrageenan in electrostatic complexation with β-lactoglobulin aggregates. Food Hydrocolloids, 118 (106764). ISSN 0268-005X (In Press)

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of electrostatic complexation with three different β-lactoglobulin aggregates on the conformational transition and gelation of κ-carrageenan (κ-car). We prepared native granular β-lactoglobulin (NGBLG), nanoparticle β-lactoglobulin (NPBLG), and fibrillary β-lactoglobulin (FBLG), and then assessed their electrostatic complexation with κ-car and the resultant impact on κ-car conformational transition, gelation, and microstructural changes. A quantitative model based on the McGhee-Hippel theory was adopted as a means of describing the impact of electrostatic complexation on the κ-car conformational transition in the presence of these protein aggregates. FBLG resulted in the most significant inhibition of κ-car conformational transition and gelation, whereas NPBLG had the least significant impact on this process. This was attributed to the fact that NPBLG imposed the least steric hindrance of these three aggregates. Together, these data highlight promising approaches to regulating polysaccharide gelation, viscoelasticity, rheological behavior, and conformational transition for use in a range of industrial applications.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Conformational transition Gelation Electrostatic complexation Aggregates
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 11:03
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 11:04
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17752

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