Confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) has been used to study the behaviour of mixtures of proteins, gelatine, whey proteins and ß-lactoglobulin, and polysaccharides, dextran, gellan gum, carrageenan, gum Arabic, and starch. CSLM proved to be a suitable technique to visualise the microstructure of these (phase separated) mixtures in two and three-dimensional images. Contrast through fluorescence is obtained either by covalent labelling (polysaccharides and proteins) or non-covalent labelling (proteins and starch). Double and triple labelling allows the visualisation of individual components in a complex mixture of biopolymers.
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces. B: Biointerfaces|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|