Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Michael D Birnbaum

Michael D Birnbaum

United States

  • Research Article
    A Circular Dichroism Analysis of Commercially Available Powdered Whey Protein Structure
    Author(s): Michael D BirnbaumMichael D Birnbaum

    Circular dichroism (CD) is a sensitive method that enables accurate detection of protein conformation, as well as structural changes in response to environmental factors such as processing and handling. Whey protein is generally considered the most nutritionally available protein powder source, but variance may exist even among whey proteins. Taking into account a variety of processing, storage and transport conditions, the purpose of this study is to explore whether those variations could result in detectable differences in CD assessed protein structure among different whey protein products available on the market. Secondary and tertiary CD as well as HT spectra of 10 various commercial dry whey products are presented, illustrating marked structural variations among the materials. This might point to the fact that external factors such as processing and/or handling techniques of whey.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000690

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