Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorGeorgiades, Pantelisen
dc.contributor.authordi Cola, Emanuelaen
dc.contributor.authorHeenan, Richard K.en
dc.contributor.authorPudney, Paul D. A.en
dc.contributor.authorThornton, David J.en
dc.contributor.authorWaigh, Thomas A.en
dc.creatorGeorgiades, Pantelisen
dc.creatordi Cola, Emanuelaen
dc.creatorHeenan, Richard K.en
dc.creatorPudney, Paul D. A.en
dc.creatorThornton, David J.en
dc.creatorWaigh, Thomas A.en
dc.titleA combined small‐angle X‐ray and neutron scattering study of the structure of purified soluble gastrointestinal mucinsen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleΣχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / Faculty of Pure and Applied SciencesΤμήμα Βιολογικών Επιστημών / Department of Biological Sciences
dc.description.notes<p>ID: 724en
dc.description.notesIn: BIOPOLYMERS volume 101 issue 12 page 1154.en
dc.description.notesSummary: ABSTRACT The structures of purified soluble porcine gastric (Muc5ac) and duodenal (Muc2) mucin solutions at neutral and acidic pH were examined using small‐angle X‐ray scattering and small‐angle neutron scattering experiments. We provide evidence for the morphology of the network above the semidilute overlap concentration and above the entanglement concentration. Furthermore, we investigated the gelation of both types of mucin solutions in response to a reduction in pH, where we observed the formation of large‐scale heterogeneities within the polymer solutions, typical of microphase‐separated gels. The concentration dependence of the inhomogeneity length scale (Ξ) and the amplitude of the excess scattering intensity [Iex(0)] are consistent with previously studied gelled synthetic polymeric systems. The persistence lengths of the chains were found to be similar for both Muc5ac and Muc2 from Kratky plots of the neutron data (8 ± 2 nm). © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Biopolymers 101: 1154–1164, 2014..</p>en
dc.contributor.orcidGeorgiades, Pantelis [0000-0002-5538-3163]

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record