Print Email Facebook Twitter Use of polysaccharides to control protein adsorption to the air-water interface Title Use of polysaccharides to control protein adsorption to the air-water interface Author Ganzevles, R.A. Cohen Stuart, M.A. Vliet, T.v. de Jongh, H.H.J. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2006 Abstract In order to understand foaming behaviour of mixed protein/anionic polysaccharide solutions, we investigated the effect of β-lactoglobulin/pectin interaction in the bulk on β-lactoglobulin adsorption to the air-water interface. Adsorption kinetics were evaluated by following surface pressure development in time of several pure protein solutions and of mixed protein/polysaccharide solutions using an automated drop tensiometer (ADT). It was found that complexation of proteins with polysaccharides can slow down the kinetics of surface pressure development by at least a factor 100, and greatly diminish foam formation. In contrast, a five times acceleration in the increase of surface pressure was observed in other cases. We propose a mechanism for protein adsorption from mixed protein/polysaccharide solutions. Effects of ionic strength, pH and mixing ratio on this mechanism were studied for mixtures of β-lactoglobulin and low methoxyl pectin, whereas other proteins and anionic polysaccharides were used to explore the role of protein and polysaccharide charge density and distribution. Whereas the possibilities to change system parameters like ionic strength or pH are limited in food related systems, selecting a suitable combination of protein and polysaccharide offers a broad opportunity to control protein adsorption kinetics and with that foam formation. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject NutritionFood technologyβ-LactoglobulinAdsorption kineticsAir-water interfaceElectrostatic interactionFoam formationPectin To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1673a22e-caa8-4219-8bce-d99574bfcfea DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2005.08.009 TNO identifier 239404 ISSN 0268-005X Source Food Hydrocolloids, 20 (6), 872-878 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.