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Protein Denaturation

Here you will learn the different ways to denature proteins and their relation to food science.

About This Simulation

Welcome to the Protein Denaturation Simulation. Here you will learn the different ways to denature proteins and their relation to food science. You will perform various experiments using ovalbumin, the primary protein found in eggs, in order to understand the chemical and physical causes of protein denaturation, and how it affects food texture. Will you be able to unravel the mysteries of cooking an egg?

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Sara R. Milillo Ph.D.

Sara R. Milillo Ph.D.

Director of Math and Science

Bay Path University

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what is protein denaturation
  • Understanding how interactions between side groups influences the protein structure
  • Understanding the chemical causes of protein denaturation
  • Understanding the physical causes of protein denaturation
  • Learning the steps involved in protein denaturation
  • Understanding the results of protein denaturation and how food texture changes as a result of it (coagulation)
  • Understanding how biotechnology is used in daily life

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