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Summary Advanced Food Chemistry

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  • 2 Proteins

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  • What are the current classes of proteins and what are there properties? Tessa
    1. Whey proteins: Soluble over pH range, Heat denaturation. 
    2. Soy proteins: insoluble at pH 4-6, Heat denaturation
    3. Casein: Insuluble at pH 4-6, (random coil)
    4. Gelatin: Reversilbe with heating (random coil)
    5. Egg protein: Heat denaturation. 
  • Solubility is an important properties of proteins. Looking at the origin of the animal proteins and their structure, what difference is solubility of fibrillar and globular proteins do you expect?
    Fibrilar proteins tend to come form muscle tissue. Since muscles need to give structure to the body they would be insoluble under neutral pH (pH of blood). Globular proteins are found for instance in milk or eggs. Since these are aqueous systems, the proteins should have high solublility (under that pH and ionic strength).
  • How does classification based on classes go?
    You have 3 different classes based on secondary structure elements.
    1. mainly alpha
    2. alfa & beta
    3. mainly beta  (found a lot in lipid membranes)

    These classes can be subdivided by there architecture. This is the spatial ordering of sencondary structure. 

    This can then be subdivided in topology. Somilar folding arrangements.
  • How does the classification based on super-families go?
    Different types of proteins are divided based on there sturucture and evolution. For instance goat whey and cow whey.
  • How does classification based on solubility go?
    You start with an insoluble product (wheat)

    You extract proteins with different solvents and classify them on in winch solvent they solubilize.
  • How does classification based on insolubility?
    You start with a soluble product (milk)

    You add different slovens and she which with wich solvent the protein becoms insoluble.
  • How does classification based on structure go?
    The different structures are:
    1. globular proteins (e.g. beta-lactoglobulin, soy proteins) 
    2. fibrillar proteins (e.g. collagen, tropomyosine) 
    3. random coil proteins (e.g. caseins) 
    4. other proteins (e.g. gluten) 
  • How doe globular, fibrillar and random coil proteins hide there hydrophobic AA?
    globular proteins have the hydrophobic AA on the inside of the protein. 

    fibrillar hides the hydrophobic AA between the proteins. So they hide it between different molecules. 

    random coil proteins make complexes between different proteins to hide there hydrophobic   AA.
  • 2.1 Protein structure

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  • What are the structural properties of ovalbumin?
    It is one of the only proteins that naturally occurs in the monomeric form. 
    However this molecule can have different molecular weights, charges and hydrophobisity due to phosporylation and glycolysation.
  • What are the structural properties of beta-lactoglobulin?
    In a solution it becomes a dimer. However this can change with temperature, ionic strength, protein concentration and pH.

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