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Hydrostatic pressure effects on the structural properties of condensed whey protein/lactose systems

M Dissanayake, S Kasapis, P George, B Adhikari, M Palmer, B Meurer

Food Hydrocolloids | Published : 2013

Abstract

Hydrostatic pressure effects on whey protein/lactose mixtures were recorded with subsequent analysis of their structural, molecular and glass transition properties in comparison to thermal effects at atmospheric pressure. Experimental techniques used were small deformation dynamic oscillation in shear, modulated differential scanning calorimetry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and theoretical modelling of glass transition phenomena. Levels of solids ranged from 30 to 80% (w/w) in formulations with a protein/co-solute ratio of four-to-one. Addition of lactose protects the secondary conformation of the protein under application of high hydrostatic pressure. Nevertheless, pressurized ..

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