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Recent Food Science and Human Wellness Articles

Recently published articles from Food Science and Human Wellness.

Purification, structural elucidation, and antitumor effects of novel polysaccharides from Bangia fuscopurpurea

Available online 6 July 2020
Jingna Wu | Xiaoting Chen | Kun Qiao | Yongchang Su | Zhiyu Liu

A water-soluble polysaccharide, designated BFP-3, was isolated from Bangia fuscopurpurea by hot water extraction, anion-exchange, and size-exclusion chromatography and tested to determine its antitumor...

Investigating cooked rice textural properties by instrumental measurements

June 2020
Keyu Tao | Wenwen Yu | Sangeeta Prakash | Robert G. Gilbert

Foods wherein the starch is slowly digested contribute to good health by reducing the tendency to, and for the maintenance of, diabetes, obesity and colo-rectal cancers. While foods with high amylose...

Biological evaluation and interaction mechanism of beta-site APP cleaving enzyme 1 inhibitory pentapeptide from egg albumin

June 2020
Zhipeng Yu | Sijia Wu | Wenzhu Zhao | Long Ding | David Shiuan | Fuping Zheng | Jianrong Li | Jingbo Liu

Peptide KLPGF could simultaneously inhibit the activity of acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and beta-site APP cleaving enzyme1, and improve Alzheimer’s disease symptoms....

Effects of soaking process on arsenic and other mineral elements in brown rice

June 2020
Fan Zhang | Fengying Gu | Huili Yan | Zhenyan He | Bolun Wang | Hao Liu | Tingting Yang | Feng Wang

•The maximal reduction of arsenic was ∼40 %, inorganic arsenic accounting for ∼80 %.•Endosperm was a main part of arsenic removal in rice during soaking.•There was a consistent variation between elements...

Effect of seaweed coating on quality characteristics and shelf life of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum mill)

June 2020
Thahira Banu A | Sri Ramani P | Aswini Murugan

Seaweeds are the natural marine algae which have several properties to act as natural preservatives to extend the shelf life of perishable foods without affecting their quality and causing side effects....

An overview of plant-autochthonous microorganisms and fermented vegetable foods

June 2020
Sebastian Torres | Hernán Verón | Luciana Contreras | Maria I. Isla

Fermented plant-based foods and beverages constitute foods of high nutritional and functional value with appreciated health beneficial effects. They represent a natural and sustainable alternative to...

Postharvest physiological responses of pomegranate fruit (cv. Wonderful) to exogenous putrescine treatment and effects on physico-chemical and phytochemical properties

June 2020
Olaniyi Amos Fawole | Julian Atukuri | Ebrahiema Arendse | Umezuruike Obia Opara

•Physiological disorders in pomegranate during cold storage was reduced by putrescine.•Putrescine resulted in lower husk scald after storage for the first 3 months.•2 mM putrescine maintained or improved...

Innovative strategies and nutritional perspectives for fortifying pumpkin tissue and other vegetable matrices with iron

June 2020
Marina F. de Escalada Pla | Silvia K. Flores | Carolina E. Genevois

The present review article focuses on different technological strategies and nutritional perspectives having added advantage to human health in fortifying vegetables matrices with iron. An introduction...

Malvidin-3-galactoside from blueberry suppresses the growth and metastasis potential of hepatocellular carcinoma cell Huh-7 by regulating apoptosis and metastases pathways

June 2020
Jie Lin | Jinlong Tian | Chi Shu | Zhen Cheng | Yunen Liu | Weisheng Wang | Ruihai Liu | Bin Li | Yuehua Wang

Malvidin-3-galactoside (Mv-3-gal) is the major anthocyanin monomer in blueberry anthocyanins. The compound is well-characterized by its anti-oncogenesis function in multiple organs including liver....

Effect of yellow rice wine on anti-aging ability in aged mice induced by d-galactose

June 2020
Rong Liu | Zukang Fu | Fengjie Zhang | Qingzhong Mao | Chunguang Luan | Xinglin Han | Jie Xue | Deliang Wang | Si Qin | Feike Hao

The present study is focused on investigation of the health protective effect of yellow rice wine (YRW) in mice and the potential underlying mechanism. Symptoms of aging were induced in mice by using...

Chemical composition and glucose uptake effect on 3T3-L1 adipocytes of Ligustrum lucidum Ait. flowers

June 2020
Lili Cui | Jinmei Wang | Mengke Wang | Baoguang Wang | Zhenhua Liu | Jinfeng Wei | Wenyi Kang

Ligustri lucidi Fructus is a traditional Chinese medicine and possesses various bioactivities, including hypoglycemic effect. Ligustrum lucidum Ait flowers are poorly investigated. Thus, we hypothesized...

Phytochemical constituents and biological activities of longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) fruit: a review

June 2020
Xiaofang Zhang | Sen Guo | Chi-Tang Ho | Naisheng Bai

Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.), as an edible fruit and traditional Chinese medicine, has been consumed for thousands of years. Longan pulp has abundant nutritional phytochemicals such as protein,...

Determination of the total antioxidant and oxidant status of some galactagogue and herbal teas

Available online 18 June 2020
D. Ağagündüz

This research was aimed to evaluate the total antioxidant status (TAS) and the total oxidant status (TOS) of galactagogues and herbal teas. Galactagogues and herbal teas used for other purposes were...

A new household ultrasonic cleaning method for pyrethroids in cabbage

Available online 18 June 2020
Cheng-wei Yu | Xu Huang | Ya-wei Fan | Ze-yuan Deng

Pyrethroid is widely used in developing countries and is a potential threat to human health. So putting forward an effective pyrethroid cleaning method is of vital importance. Clearance of fenpropathrin,...

Ganoderma lucidum spore oil (GLSO), a novel antioxidant, extends the average life span in Drosophila melanogaster

Available online 13 June 2020
Yi Zhang | Hongfei Cai | Zhu Tao | Cheng Yuan | Zhaojian Jiang | Juyan Liu | Hiroshi Kurihara | Wendong Xu

In ancient China, Ganoderma lucidum was believed to be a medical fungus that could increase lifespan. Recently, pharmacologic studies have found that polysaccharide peptides and triterpenoids extracted...

Characterization of spoilage bacterial communities in chilled duck meat treated by kojic acid

Available online 12 June 2020
Wenfu Hou | Qiqi Yue | Wen Liu | Ji Wu | Yang Yi | Hongxun Wang

Chilled duck meat is a popularly consumed meat in China but easily perishes at room/low temperature. Kojic acid is usually used as an antimicrobial. This study investigated the sensory scores, total...

Hypoglycemic polysaccharides from Auricularia auricula and Auricularia polytricha inhibit oxidative stress, NF-κB signaling and proinflammatory cytokine production in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice

Available online 12 June 2020
Huan Xiang | Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse | Chun Cui

Auricularia auricula (AA) and Auricularia polytricha (AP) are popular edible fungi. This study successfully produced hypoglycemic polysaccharides from un-smashed or smashing and sieving (through a 10-mesh...

Chrysoeriol ameliorates hyperglycemia by regulating the carbohydrate metabolic enzymes in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Available online 6 June 2020
Baskaran Krishnan | Abirami Ramu Ganesan | Ravindran Balasubramani | Dinh Duc Nguyen | Soon Woong Chang | Shaoyun Wang | Jianbo Xiao | Balamuralikrishnan Balasubramanian

The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of chrysoeriol from Cardiospermum halicacabum in streptozotocin induced Wistar rats. Thirty rats were categorized as control, diabetic control supplemented...

Beneficial effects of AOS-iron supplementation on intestinal structure and microbiota in IDA rats

Available online 4 June 2020
Hong He | Hui Teng | Qun Huang | Dan He | Fengping An | Lei Chen | Hongbo Song

Physico-chemical Properties and Structure of Rice Cultivars Grown in Heilongjiang Province of China

Available online 3 June 2020
Yinyuan He | Fenglian Chen | Yanguo Shi | Zhexian Guan | Na Zhang | Osvaldo H. Campanella

The relationships between chemical composition, structure and physicochemical properties such as pasting, thermal, and textural properties of twelve temperate rice cultivars grown in Heilongjiang Province,...

Comparative transcriptomics analysis of Zygosaccharomyces mellis under high-glucose stress

Available online 3 June 2020
Gongliang Liu | Xinyu Bi | Changli Tao | Yongtao Fei | Sujuan Gao | Jinglong Liang | Weidong Bai

The high-glucose tolerance of yeast is the main factor determining the efficiency of high-density alcohol fermentation. Zygosaccharomyces mellis LGL-1 isolated from honey could survive under 700 g/L...

Major royal jelly proteins accelerate onset of puberty and promote ovarian follicular development in immature female mice

Available online 3 June 2020
Xin Liu | Chen-Min Jiang | Yong Chen | Fang-Xiong Shi | Chao-Qiang Lai | Li-Rong Shen

The major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs) are the central constituents responsible for the specific activities of royal jelly. Here MRJPs via oral administration daily for 45 consecutive days were evaluated...

Effect of proteolytic starter culture isolated from Chinese Dong fermented pork (Nanx Wudl) on microbiological, biochemical and organoleptic attributes in dry fermented sausages

Available online 3 June 2020
Xi Chen | Ruifang Mi | Biao Qi | Suyue Xiong | Jiapeng Li | Chao Qu | Xiaoling Qiao | Wenhua Chen | Shouwei Wang

The effect of a proteolytic starter culture isolated from Nanx Wudl, on microbiological, biochemical and organoleptic attributes of dry fermented sausages was investigated during processing. Based on...

Assessment of socio-demographic factors, health status and the knowledge on probiotic dairy products

Available online 25 May 2020
Lutfiye Yilmaz-Ersan | Tulay Ozcan | Arzu Akpinar-Bayizit

The probiotic dairy products have become the fastest growing in functional foods market in response to the increasing numbers of consumers interested in improving their health. Therefore, data collected...

Stevenleaf from Gynostemma Pentaphyllum inhibits human hepatoma cell (HepG2) through cell cycle arrest and apoptotic induction

Available online 17 May 2020
Sayed Sajid Hussain | Fan Zhang | Yuan-Yuan Zhang | Kiran Thakur | Mahrukh Naudhani | Carlos L. Cespedes-Acuña | Zhao-Jun Wei

•SV treatment inhibited the growth of HepG2 cells.•SV arrested cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase via regulating the expression levels of the genes associated with cell cycle.•SV enhanced the generation...

Changes of protein oxidation, lipid oxidation and lipolysis in Chinese dry sausage with different sodium chloride curing salt content

Available online 16 May 2020
Bing Zhao | Hui-min Zhou | Shun-liang Zhang | Xiao-qian Pan | Su Li | Ning Zhu | Qian-rong Wu | Shou-wei Wang | Xiao-ling Qiao | When-hua Chen

The effect of sodium chloride (NaCl) curing salt content on protein oxidation, lipid oxidation and lipolysis of Chinese dry sausage was investigated. Two groups Chinese dry sausages with 2% and 4% (m/m)...

Formulated citrus peel extract gold lotion improves cognitive and functional recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats

Available online 16 May 2020
Cheng Guang | Yue Zhiwei | Wang Liwen | Miyauchi Yutaka | Suzawa Michiko | Li Shiming | Ho Chi‐Tang | Zhao Hui | Chen Naiyao

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is closely related to neuro-inflammatory response and causes a complex pathological process and serious consequence. In this study, we explored whether the formatted citrus...

The extract of the immature fruit of Poncirus trifoliata induces apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells via mitochondrial autophagy

Available online 15 May 2020
Sun-Young Kim | Ho-Keun Yi | Bong-Sik Yun | Dae-Yeol Lee | Pyung Han Hwang | Hae-Ryong Park | Min Sun Kim

The immature fruits of Poncirus trifoliate are used as a medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation, and allergies in East Asia. However, their effect on colon cancer cells...

Isolation and identification of Starmerella davenportii strain Do18 and its application in black tea beverage fermentation

Available online 15 May 2020
Chuanhai Tu | Wenxiu Hu | Sijie Tang | Ling Meng | Zhihai Huang | Xiao Xu | Xiudong Xia | Fidelis Azi | Mingsheng Dong

Nanostructured food proteins as efficient systems for the encapsulation of bioactive compounds

Available online 11 May 2020
Mehdi Mohammadian | Mostafa I. Waly | Maryam Moghadam | Zahra Emam-Djomeh | Maryam Salami | Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi

Recently, nanoencapsulation was introduced as an efficient and promising approach for the protection, delivery, and site-specific liberation of the nutraceuticals and bioactive ingredients. Food proteins...

Blueberry malvidin-3-galactoside modulated gut microbial dysbiosis and microbial TCA cycle KEGG pathway disrupted in a liver cancer model induced by HepG2 cells

Available online 25 April 2020
Zhen Cheng | Jie Lin | Ningxuan Gao | Xiyun Sun | Xianjun Meng | Ruihai Liu | Yunen Liu | Weisheng Wang | Bin Li | Yuehua Wang

HCC (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) is a critical health issue worldwide. Our previous animal experiment has confirmed that blueberry malvidin-3-galactoside (M3G) can regulate the progression of HCC. In...

Droplet and creaming stability of fish oil-loaded gelatin/surfactant-stabilized emulsions depends on both the adsorption ways of emulsifiers and the adjusted pH

Available online 24 April 2020
Ting Zhang | Mengzhen Ding | Xichang Wang | Jian Zhong

The droplet and creaming stability of food emulsions stabilized by mixed emulsifiers is a research hotspot in the field of emulsions. In this work, we mainly explore the effect of pH change on the droplet...

Gelatin-stabilized traditional emulsions: Emulsion forms, droplets, and storage stability

Available online 24 April 2020
Mengzhen Ding | Ting Zhang | Huan Zhang | Ningping Tao | Xichang Wang | Jian Zhong

Fish oils are important substances in the field of food and drug delivery. Due to their unstable double bonds, fishy taste, and poor water solubility, it is pivotal to investigate novel dosage forms...

Identification and molecular mechanism of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitory peptides from Larimichthys crocea titin

Available online 23 April 2020
Yue Fan | Zhipeng Yu | Wenzhu Zhao | Long Ding | Fuping Zheng | Jianrong Li | Jingbo Liu

The intervention effects of Lactobacillus casei LC2W on Escherichia coli O157: H7 -induced mouse colitis

Available online 23 April 2020
Guangqiang Wang | Hongyu Tang | Ying Zhang | Xiang Xiao | Yongjun Xia | Lianzhong Ai

This study investigated the intervention effects of Lactobacillus casei LC2W in murine (SPF C57BL/c) challenge infection models induced by Escherichia coli O157: H7. Mice were fed Streptomycin with...

Antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitiory activity of Cercis chinensis flowers

Available online 23 April 2020
Juanjuan Zhang | Li Zhou | Lili Cui | Zhenhua Liu | Jinfeng Wei | Wenyi Kang

Antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitiory active compounds of Cercis chinensis flowers were investigated with bio-assay guiding method. Ethyl acetate fraction (CLEa) and n-butanol fraction (CLBu) exhibited...

Natural products: Regulating glucose metabolism and improving insulin resistance

Available online 22 April 2020
Fatma S.A. Saadeldeen | Yun Niu | Honglin Wang | Li Zhou | Lijun Meng | Sitan Chen | Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse | Geoffrey Ivan Neil Waterhouse | Zhenhua Liu | Wenyi Kang

Compounds with regulating glucose metabolism and improving insulin resistance (IR) activity are abundant in nature and can be obtained from several sources. They have high potential to be used to treat...

Antioxidant properties and sensory evaluation of microgreens from commercial and local farms

March 2020
Libo Tan | Holly Nuffer | Jiannan Feng | Shu Hang Kwan | Hsiangting Chen | Xiao Tong | Lingyan Kong

Microgreens are young and tender vegetables or herbs that provide attractive color, flavor, and nutrition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nutritional and sensory qualities of broccoli...

Oleogels for development of health-promoting food products

March 2020
Artur J. Martins | Antonio A. Vicente | Lorenzo M. Pastrana | Miguel A. Cerqueira

Metabolic health and the maintenance of good levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels are concerns that can greatly impact human quality of life....

Interaction mechanism of egg white- derived ACE inhibitory peptide TNGIIR with ACE and its effect on the expression of ACE and AT1 receptor

March 2020
Zhipeng Yu | Hui Guo | David Shiuan | Chensi Xia | Wenzhu Zhao | Long Ding | Fuping Zheng | Jingbo Liu

The egg white-derived hexapeptide TNGIIR inhibits angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity in vitro. In this work, molecular docking revealed that TNGIIR established hydrogen bonds with the S1 (Ala...

Health aspects of peanuts as an outcome of its chemical composition

March 2020
Rabiatu Bonku | Jianmei Yu

Peanut is an energy dense food item and it contains a substantial amount of fat, proteins, carbohydrate, both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Peanuts are consumed...

Isolation, purification, structural characteristic and antioxidative property of polysaccharides from A. cepa L. var. agrogatum Don

March 2020
Hongcheng Liu | Hongxiu Fan | Jing Zhang | Shanshan Zhang | Wenting Zhao | Tingting Liu | Dawei Wang

Allium cepa L. var. agrogatum Don (ALAP) is commonly consumed in China as well as other regions and has various beneficial health effects. A novel acidic polysaccharide (named ALAP-21) was obtained...

Dietary peptides in aging: Evidence and prospects

March 2020
Khushwant S. Bhullar | Jianping Wu

The absorption kinetics of Antarctic krill oil phospholipid liposome in blood and the digestive tract of healthy mice by single gavage

March 2020
Lin Li | Chengcheng Wang | Shan Jiang | Rong Li | Tiantian Zhang | Changhu Xue | Teruyoshi Yanagita | Xiaoming Jiang | Yuming Wang

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) oil has been gaining increasing attention due to its nutritional and functional potentials. Krill oil usually contains a high concentration (about 50%) of phospholipids...

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