Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

King, Sondra L.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Enzyme inhibitors||Weight loss

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify factors which might render alpha-amylase inhibitors ineffective. An in vitro colorimetric investigation was performed in which porcine pancreatic alpha-amylase, preincubated with inhibitor, was added to a starch solution. The preincubation time, pH, and temperature of the starch solution, along with the type of starch used, were manipulated. It was found that when preincubation time was decreased, the inhibitor's effectiveness decreased, and when the pH was increased to 8.2 the inhibitor was virtually ineffective.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 15-16.

Extent

vii, 44 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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