FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (17): 1-9.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20210612-150

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Formation Mechanism of Protein-Polysaccharide Multi-scale Complexes and Their Future Applications

WANG Shaoyun, FENG Yamei, WU Jiulin, CHEN Xu, FENG Jiawen, SHI Xiaodan, CAI Xixi, ZHANG Fang   

  1. (College of Biological Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, China)
  • Published:2021-09-29

Abstract: The basis for the formation of protein-polysaccharide complexes is intermolecular interactions, including covalent and non-covalent interactions. Under specific processing conditions, proteins and polysaccharides can be assembled together to form multi-scale complexes at the molecular, microscopic and macroscopic levels, driven by intermolecular forces. Regulating the formation of the multi-scale structure of protein-polysaccharide complexes for the synergistic effect of various components is of great significance for designing protein-polysaccharide complexes with specific or new functions. Beginning with an overview of the interactions between protein and polysaccharide molecules, this paper summarizes the formation of the multi-scale structure of protein-polysaccharide complexes and their influence on functional characteristics, and discusses future prospects for the application of protein-polysaccharide multi-scale complex systems, in order to provide references for the design and development of protein-polysaccharide complex products with excellent functions.

Key words: protein; polysaccharide; interaction; multi-scale structure; complex systems; application

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