The relationship between solubility and conformational changes of salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) myofibrillar proteins at various Ionic strengths and pH was investigated using myosin as a model system. Solubility of myosin increased with increased KCl concentration up to 0.5M. Further increasing salt concentration resulted In a gradually reduced solubility. In the absence of salt, myosin was slightly soluble at pH>7 or <4. The increased solubility correlated with the Increased surface hydrophobicity and relative sulfhydryl content as well as the decreased α-helicity. At KCl >1.0M, myosin regained its helix structure with a concomitant loss of solubility due to the dominant hydrophobic interaction among nonpolar amino acid residues.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Food Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Mar|
- Helix structure
- Ionic strength
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science