The influence of amylose-LPC complex formation on the susceptibility of wheat starch to amylase

S. Ahmadi-Abhari, A.J.J. Woortman, A.A.C.M. Oudhuis, R.J. Hamer, K. Loos

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This study was aimed to assess the role of lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) in the development of slowly digestible starch (SDS). The influence of LPC, on the enzymatic degradation of diluted 9% wheat starch suspensions (w/w) was investigated, using an in vitro digestion method. Wheat starch suspensions containing 0.5–5% LPC (based on starch) were heated in a Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA) till 95 °C and subjected to enzyme hydrolysis by porcine pancreatic a-amylase at 37 °C for several digestion periods. In vitro digestion measurements demonstrated that complexing starch with 5% LPC leads to a 22% decrease in rate of reducing sugar compared to the reference while the samples containing 0.5% LPC showed an equal digestibility comparable to the control. A clear decrease in the formation of reducing sugars was observed in presence of 2–5% LPC, since the results after 15 min digestion imply the formation of SDS due to the formation of amylose-LPC inclusion complexes. The DSC measurements proved the presence of amylose-LPC inclusion complexes even after 240 min digestion demonstrating the low susceptibility of amylose-V complexes to amylase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-440
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • slow digestion property
  • native cereal starches
  • lipid complexes
  • enzymatic-hydrolysis
  • rice starch
  • in-vivo
  • digestibility
  • oligosaccharide
  • glucose
  • systems

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