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dc.contributor.authorFeng, Kun
dc.contributor.authorZhai, Meng Yu
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Ying
dc.contributor.authorLinhardt, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorZong, Min Hua
dc.contributor.authorLi, Lin
dc.contributor.authorWu, Hong
dc.identifier.citationImproved viability and thermal stability of the probiotics encapsulated in a novel electrospun fiber mat, K Feng, M Zhai, Y Zhang, RJ Linhardt, M Zong, L Li, H. Wu, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66, 10890−10897, 2018.
dc.descriptionJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66, 10890−10897
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dc.description.abstractFor the enhancement of the probiotics' survivability, a nanostructured fiber mat was developed by electrospinning. The probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum was encapsulated in the nanofibers with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) as the cell material. Fluorescence microscope image and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that viable cells were successfully encapsulated in nanofibers (mean diameter = 410 ± 150 nm), and the applied voltage had no significant influence on their viability ( P > 0.05). A significantly improved viability (1.1 log) was achieved by incorporating 2.5% (w/w) of FOS as the electrospinning material ( P < 0.001). Additionally, compared with free cells, the survivability of cells encapsulated in electrospun FOS/PVA/ L. plantarum nanofibers was significantly enhanced under moist heat treatment (60 and 70 °C). This study shows that the obtained nanofiber is a feasible entrapment structure to improve the viability and thermal stability of encapsulated probiotic cells and provides an alternative approach for the development of functional food.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Natural Science Foundation of China
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dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
dc.subjectChemistry and chemical biology
dc.subjectChemical and biological engineering
dc.subjectBiomedical engineering
dc.titleImproved viability and thermal stability of the probiotics encapsulated in a novel electrospun fiber mat
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dc.relation.departmentThe Linhardt Research Labs.
dc.relation.departmentThe Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

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