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Kang Pan
University of Tennessee
17Publications
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#1Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
#2Huaiqiong Chen (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 11
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
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• Curcumin (Cur) was encapsulated in soluble soybean polysaccharide (SSPS) with 90% efficiency.
#1Yue Zhang (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 19
#2Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
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To improve the application of essential oils as natural antimicrobial preservatives, the objective of the present study was to determine physical, antimicrobial, and biophysical properties of eugenol after nanoencapsulation by sodium caseinate (NaCas). Emulsions were prepared by mixing eugenol in 20.0 mg/mL NaCas solution at an overall eugenol content of 5.0–137.9 mg/mL using shear homogenization. Stable emulsions were observed up to 38.5 mg/mL eugenol, which had droplet diameters of smaller tha...
#1Yue Zhang (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 19
#2Huaiqiong Chen (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 1
Last.Kang PanH-Index: 10
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Food safety is continuing to play as the top concern of food industry. Technologies are in need to improve the efficacy and compatibility of antimicrobials in food matrix. Nanoencapsulation is the emerging technology which is attracting more interests to develop novel food antimicrobial agents. In this chapter, antimicrobial agents from various sources will be introduced. Different nanoencapsulation techniques will be discussed along with their effectiveness and mechanisms for antimicrobial agen...
In the context of food systems, organic nanoparticles (ONPs) are fabricated from proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and other organic compounds to a characteristic dimension, such as a radius smaller than 100 nm. ONPs can be fabricated with bottom-up and top-down approaches, or a combination of both, on the basis of the physicochemical properties of the source materials and the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, colloidal and polymer sciences, and materials science and engineering. ONPs...
#1Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
#2Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
Abstract Water-insoluble zein (corn prolamins) has great potential for use as delivery systems. In this study, stable zein nanoparticle dispersions were produced using a pH-cycle method to form complexes with sodium caseinate (NaCas) without using an organic solvent. NaCas was mixed with zein at pH 11.5 and the subsequent neutralization to pH 7.0 enabled the co-assembly of zein and NaCas. The mean hydrodynamic diameter of spherical nanoparticles was smaller than 100 nm based on dynamic light sca...
#1Yangchao Luo (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 28
#2Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Delivery systems prepared with natural biopolymers are of particular interests for applications in food, pharmaceutics and biomedicine. In this study, nanocomplex particles of sodium caseinate (NaCas) and pectin were fabricated and investigated as potential oral delivery vehicles. Nanocomplexes were prepared with three mass ratios of NaCas/pectin by acidification using glucono-δ-lactone and thermal treatment. NaCas/pectin at 1:1 mass ratio resulted in dispersions with the lowest turbidi...
#1Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
#2Huaiqiong Chen (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 11
Last.Wan Wang (UT: University of Tennessee)
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#1Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
#2Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
Amyloid-like fibrils are studied because of their significance in understanding pathogenesis and creating functional materials. Amyloid-like fibrils have been studied by heating globular proteins at acidic conditions. In the present study, intrinsically disordered α-, β-, and κ-caseins were studied to form amyloid-like fibrils at pH 2.0 and 90 °C. No fibrils were observed for α-caseins, and acid hydrolysis was found to be the rate-limiting step of fibrillation of β- and κ-caseins. An increase of...
#1Kang Pan (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 10
#2Yangchao Luo (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 28
Last.Qixin Zhong (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 31
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The poor water solubility and bioactivity of lipophilic phytochemicals can be potentially improved by delivery systems. In this study, a low-cost, low-energy, and organic solvent-free encapsulation technology was studied by utilizing the pH-dependent solubility properties of curcumin and self-assembly properties of sodium caseinate (NaCas). Curcumin was deprotonated and dissolved, while NaCas was dissociated at pH 12 and 21 °C for 30 min. The subsequent neutralization enabled the encapsulation o...
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