Three oily extracts, obtained by acetone extraction from the entrails of different varieties of Mediterranean fishes,-such as mackerel (Scomber scombrus), sardine (Sardina pilchardus) and horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus), were characterized to determine their unsaturated fatty acid content. In an in-vitro model, their inhibitory effect was then evaluated against protein aggregation and their protective efficacy against heat-induced albumin denaturation assessed. The fish oil extracts tested in this study presented a significant amount of unsaturated fatty acids; in particular the extract obtained from the entrails of horse mackerel proved to have higher concentrations of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and oleic acid compared with the other two oils. The in-vitro study revealed an interesting protective effect of the oil extracts (particularly the horse mackerel extract) against heat-induced denaturation of albumin.
|Titolo:||PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISH OIL EXTRACTS ON HEAT-INDUCED DENATURATION OF ALBUMIN|
Protective effect of Mediterranean fish oil extracts on heat-induced denaturation of albumin
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|