Physicochemical studies of caroubin: A gluten-like protein

Wang, Yulan, Belton, Peter, Bridon, Helene, Garanger, Elisabeth, Wellner, Nikolaus, Parker, Mary L., Grant, Alex, Feillet, Pierre and Noel, Tim R. (2001) Physicochemical studies of caroubin: A gluten-like protein. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 49 (7). pp. 3414-3419. ISSN 1520-5118

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It has been reported that caroubin, a protein mixture obtained from carob seeds, has rheological properties similar to those of gluten. Comparative studies of the effects of hydration and temperature on caroubin and gluten were carried out with the aid of NMR, FTIR, scanning electron microscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry techniques. The results show that caroubin has a more ordered structure than gluten and that hydration has little effect on its secondary structure when compared to gluten. Caroubin is more easily accessible to water than gluten, suggesting that caroubin is more hydrophilic in nature. On hydration, caroubin, like gluten, forms fibrillar structures and sheets.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Biophysical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2011 15:28
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 01:25
DOI: 10.1021/jf010076u

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