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Recently published articles from Food Science and Human Wellness.

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

January 2021
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

January 2021
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...

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

January 2021
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...

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

January 2021
Hong He | Hui Teng | Qun Huang | Dan He | Fengping An | Lei Chen | Hongbo Song

This study investigated the effects of agar oligosaccharide-iron (AOS-iron) on intestinal tissue pathology and microbiota in IDA rats induced by low-iron diet, as well as the relationship between gut...

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

January 2021
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...

Peptide fraction from sturgeon muscle by pepsin hydrolysis exerts anti-inflammatory effects in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages via MAPK and NF-κB pathways

January 2021
Ruichang Gao | Wanghui Shu | Yang Shen | Quancai Sun | Wengang Jin | Dajing Li | Ying Li | Li Yuan

Food science and COVID-19

January 2021
Klaus W. Lange

Inhibitory effects of oxyresveratrol on ERK and Smad1/2 phosphorylation and HSC activation in preventing carbon tetrachloride-induced rat liver fibrosis

January 2021
Guliang Yang | Jianfeng Zhan | Yiwen Yang | Li Yuan | Peilei Wang | Chi-Tang Ho | Shiming Li

In vitro and in silico analysis of dual-function peptides derived from casein hydrolysate

January 2021
Maolin Tu | Xinyu Qiao | Cong Wang | Hanxiong Liu | Shuzhen Cheng | Zhe Xu | Ming Du

Effect of xanthan gum on the quality of low sodium salted beef and property of myofibril proteins

January 2021
Zirui Zhao | Shujie Wang | Dayu Li | Yajun Zhou

The effects of xanthan gum (0 % and 0.3 %) on the quality of low sodium (2.0 %, 2.4 %, 2.8 %, 3.2 %, 3.6 % and 4.0 %) salted beef and property of myofibril proteins (MP) extracted from salted beef were...

Chronic consumption of thermally processed palm oil or canola oil modified gut microflora of rats

January 2021
Mengcheng Ruan | Yiran Bu | Fangjie Wu | Shijie Zhang | Rulong Chen | Na Li | Zhiguo Liu | Hualin Wang

Dietary oils have critical influences on human health, and thermally cooking or frying modify the components and nutritional functions of oils. Palm oil was the most widely used oil in food processing...

Physico-chemical properties and structure of rice cultivars grown in Heilongjiang Province of China

January 2021
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 12 temperate rice cultivars grown in Heilongjiang Province,...

Comparative transcriptomics analysis of Zygosaccharomyces mellis under high-glucose stress

January 2021
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...

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

January 2021
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...

Beneficial effects of high-pressure homogenization on the dispersion stability of aqueous hydrolysate from Mytilus edulis

December 2020
Fengjiao Mao | Maolin Tu | Fengjiao Fan | Chao Wu | Cuiping Yu | Ming Du

•Xanthan gum reduces the homogenization pressure of stable peptides.•Mytilus edulis hydrolysate is rich in amino acids and active polypeptides.•The study provided some theoretical references for utilizing...

Antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitiory activity of Cercis chinensis flowers

December 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...

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

December 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...

Effect of AAPH oxidation on digestion characteristics of seed watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var) kernels protein isolates

December 2020
Shugang Li | Zhihao Li | Xiuting Li | Ping Wang | Xiongwei Yu | Qinli Fu | Sihai Gao

•Protein oxidation increases the possibility of aggregation.•The cleavage sites of protein can be masked due to oxidation.•The in vitro digestibility of protein can be reduced due to oxidation....

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

December 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...

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

December 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...

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

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

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

December 2020
Bing Zhao | Huimin Zhou | Shunliang Zhang | Xiaoqian Pan | Su Li | Ning Zhu | Qianrong Wu | Shouwei Wang | Xiaoling Qiao | Wenhua 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)...

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

December 2020
Xin Liu | Chenmin Jiang | Yong Chen | Fangxiong Shi | Chaoqiang Lai | Lirong 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...

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

September 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...

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

September 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...

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

September 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...

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

September 2020
Sayed Sajid Hussain | Fan Zhang | Yuanyuan Zhang | Kiran Thakur | Mahrukh Naudhani | Carlos L. Cespedes-Acuña | Zhaojun 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...

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

September 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...

Natural products: Regulating glucose metabolism and improving insulin resistance

September 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...

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

September 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

September 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...

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

September 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...

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

September 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...

A new household ultrasonic cleaning method for pyrethroids in cabbage

September 2020
Chengwei Yu | Xu Huang | Yawei Fan | Zeyuan 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,...

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....

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...

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...

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