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Mucin immobilization in calcium alginate: A possible mucus mimetic tool for evaluating mucoadhesion and retention of flavour (2019)
Journal Article
Dinu, V., Yakubov, G. E., Lim, M., Hurst, K., Adams, G. G., Harding, S. E., & Fisk, I. D. (2019). Mucin immobilization in calcium alginate: A possible mucus mimetic tool for evaluating mucoadhesion and retention of flavour. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 138, 831-836. doi:10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.07.148

To reduce animal testing, there is a need to develop novel in-vitro models for evaluating the retention of bioactive compounds in food and pharmaceutical products. Here, a mucus-mimetic platform was developed through a one-step approach based on enca... Read More

Enabling the Rational Design of Low-Fat Snack Foods: Insights from In Vitro Oral Processing (2019)
Journal Article
Boehm, M., Yakubov, G. E., Delwiche, J., Stokes, J. R., & Baier, S. K. (2019). Enabling the Rational Design of Low-Fat Snack Foods: Insights from In Vitro Oral Processing. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67(32), 8725-8734. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02121

Texture perception can be conceptualized as an emergent cognitive response to several of the physical and chemical properties of a food. Contemporary oral processing research is focused on revealing the relationships between the sensory perceptions a... Read More

Lubrication by biomacromolecules: mechanisms and biomimetic strategies (2019)
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Pradal, C., Yakubov, G., Williams, M., McGuckin, M., & Stokes, J. (2019). Lubrication by biomacromolecules: mechanisms and biomimetic strategies. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, doi:10.1088/1748-3190/ab2ac6

Biomacromolecules play a key role in protecting human biointerfaces from friction and wear, and thus enable painless motion. Biomacromolecules give rise to remarkable tribological properties that researchers have been eager to emulate. In this review... Read More

The role of saliva in oral processing: Reconsidering the breakdown path paradigm (2019)
Journal Article
Boehm, M. W., Yakubov, G. E., Stokes, J. R., & Baier, S. K. (2019). The role of saliva in oral processing: Reconsidering the breakdown path paradigm. Journal of Texture Studies, doi:10.1111/jtxs.12411

We discuss food oral processing research over the last two decades and consider strategies for quantifying the food breakdown model, originally conceptualised by Hutchings and Lillford . The key innovation in their seminal 1988 paper was shifting t... Read More

Responsive polysaccharide-grafted surfaces for biotribological applications (2019)
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Pradal, C., Yakubov, G. E., Williams, M. A., McGuckin, M. A., & Stokes, J. R. (2019). Responsive polysaccharide-grafted surfaces for biotribological applications. Biotribology, 18, doi:10.1016/j.biotri.2019.100092

The elucidation of biolubrication mechanisms and the design of artificial biotribological contacts requires the development of model surfaces that can help to tease out the cues that govern friction in biological systems. Polysaccharides provide an i... Read More

Probing adhesion between nanoscale cellulose fibres using AFM lateral force spectroscopy: the effect of hemicelluloses on hydrogen bonding (2018)
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Dolan, G. K., Cartwright, B., Bonilla, M. R., Gidley, M. J., Stokes, J. R., & Yakubov, G. E. (2019). Probing adhesion between nanoscale cellulose fibres using AFM lateral force spectroscopy: the effect of hemicelluloses on hydrogen bonding. Carbohydrate Polymers, 208, 97-107. doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.12.052

Inter-fibre adhesion is a key contributing factor to the mechanical response and functionality of cellulose-based biomaterials. ‘Dip-and-Drag’ lateral force atomic force microscopy technique is used here to evaluate the influence of arabinoxylan and... Read More