This study investigated water holding capacity (WHC), water distribution, and protein denaturation of pork loin chops (longissimus lumborum) packaged in polyethylene bags throughout display at 4 ± 1 °C for up to 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 days. The drip loss of pork eventually increased following a decrease during the first 5 days of storage. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis revealed an increase in population of immobilized water P22 from day 1 to day 5, meanwhile a sharp decrease after 9 days was noticed. However, an opposite trend was observed for the population of free water P23. Correlation analysis indicated that myofibrillar protein solubility was negatively correlated with drip loss (p < 0.05), whereas sarcoplasmic protein measurement were not related to drip loss (p > 0.05). Furthermore, the content of α-helices increased during the first 5 days of storage (p < 0.05), which suggested increased WHC during the earlier period of postmortem storage. During the subsequent postmortem storage, the content of α-helices decreased significantly (p < 0.05), while the β-sheets and β-turns increased. The maximum temperatures (Tmax) of three endothermic peaks were found to be 53.6 °C, 65.2 °C, and 77.6 °C at 1 day postmortem. A significant decrease were observed for Tmax peakI,Tmax peakII,Tmax peakIII at 9 d when compared to 1 d postmortem (p < 0.05), suggesting loss of thermal stability and protein denaturation.
Food Biophysics – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 26, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera