Thérèse Considine

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The plant growth-repressing DELLA proteins (DELLAs) are known to represent a convergence point in integration of multiple developmental and environmental signals in planta, one of which is hormone gibberellic acid (GA). Binding of the liganded GA receptor (GID1/GA) to the N-terminal domain of DELLAs is required for GA-induced degradation of DELLAs via the(More)
Heat treatment of bovine beta-lactoglobulin B (beta-LG) causes it to partially unfold and aggregate via hydrophobic association and intra- and interprotein disulfide bonds. The first stage, which involves a "loosening" of the native structure, is influenced by the environmental conditions, such as pressure, pH, and added solutes. In the present study, four(More)
The interactions of whey protein isolate (WPI) and flavor compounds (2-nonanone, 1-nonanal, and trans-2-nonenal) were investigated, and the influence of flavor compound structure and heat and high pressure denaturation on the interactions were determined by using headspace solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography (GC). The binding of WPI(More)
Interactions of the model flavor compound 2-nonanone with individual milk proteins, whey protein isolate (WPI), and sodium caseinate in aqueous solutions were investigated. A method to quantify the free 2-nonanone was developed using headspace solid-phase microextraction followed by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection. Binding constants (K)(More)
Bovine beta-lactoglobulin B (beta-LG) is susceptible to pressure treatment, which unfolds it, allowing thiol-catalyzed disulfide bond interchange to occur, facilitating intermolecular bonding (both noncovalent and disulfide). In the present study, beta-LG was mixed with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), all-trans-retinol (retinol), or(More)
Whey protein concentrate solutions (12% w/v, pH 6.65 +/- 0.05) were pressure treated at 800 MPa for 20-120 min and then examined using size exclusion chromatography (SEC), small deformation rheology, transmission electron microscopy, and various types of one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). The(More)
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