Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020
Review Article

1. Effects of Dietary Interventions on Gut Microbiota in Humans and the Possible Impacts of Foods on Patients’ Responses to Cancer Immunotherapy

Li-Shu Wang, Yue Yang Mo, Yi-Wen Huang, Carla Elena Echeveste, Hsin-Tzu Wang, Jiali Chen, Kiyoko Oshima, Martha Yearsley, Jesus Simal-Gandaraf, Maurizio Battino, Jianbo Xiao, Jiebiao Chen, Chongde Sun, Jianhua Yu, Weibin Bai
Pages: 279 - 287
The gut microbiota—the community of microorganisms in the gut—has been implicated in many physical and mental disorders in addition to intestinal diseases. Diets are the most studied and promising factors for altering it. Indeed, certain dietary interventions that increase fiber intake rapidly change...
Research Article

2. Bioactive Compounds and Nutritional Value of Cagaita (Eugenia dysenteric) during its Physiological Development

Monik Maryelle Moreira da Silva, Edson Pablo Silva, Lismaíra Gonçalves Caixeta Garcia, Eduardo Ramirez Asquieri, Eduardo Valério de Barros Vilas Boas, Aline Priscilla Gomes da Silva, Jianbo Xiao, Clarissa Damiani
Pages: 288 - 297
The Cerrado is the second largest vegetation formation in Brazil, after the Amazon, and is the richest tropical savanna in the world in terms of biodiversity. This study aimed to evaluate cagaita fruits for bioactive compounds and nutrients during their physiological development. The fruits were assessed...
Research Article

3. Oral Administration of Oyster Peptide Prevents Bone Loss in Ovariectomized Mice

Hui Chen, Pujie Shi, Zhe Xu, Fengjiao Fan, Zhenyu Wang, Ming Du
Pages: 298 - 309
Osteoporosis is a disordered metabolic disease occurred congenitally or secondary. Although peptide agents have been approved to prevent osteoporosis administrated through subcutaneous injection, rare reports focused on peptide oral administration for preventive purpose. An eight peptide, P-CG-01 (YRGDVVPK)...
Research Article

4. Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle (lime) Fruit Extract Inhibits the Activities of Polyol Pathway Enzymes

Mutiu Idowu Kazeem, Habeeb Adebodun Bankole, Tolulope Israel Oladokun, Ahmed Oloruntoba Bello, Monsurah Adenike Maliki
Pages: 310 - 315
Diabetes mellitus is associated with several complications, which may result from one or more factors including increased flux of polyol pathway. This study evaluated the inhibitory potential of four citrus fruits namely Citrus paradisi Macfad. (grape), Citrus limon (L.) Osbeck (lemon), Citrus aurantifolia...
Research Article

5. Exploitation of Indigenous Wine Yeasts from Spontaneously Fermenting Grape must and Vineyard Soil in Beijing, China

Qianwen Zhang, Hui Li, Xiangyu Sun, Weidong Huang, Jicheng Zhan
Pages: 316 - 325
The investigation of indigenous wine yeast can facilitate the production of distinctive Beijing wine by providing wineries with more choices in distinctive wine yeasts. Wine yeasts that were isolated from grape must during spontaneous fermentation and from vineyard soil were preliminarily classified...
Research Article

6. Characterizations of a Food Decapeptide Chelating with Zn(II)

Weiwei Fan, Zhenyu Wang, Zhishen Mu, Ming Du, Lianzhou Jiang, Hesham R. EI-Seedi, Cong Wang
Pages: 326 - 331
Walnut proteins and peptides have been reported to have great zinc-carrying activity. In this study, the decapeptide EPNGLLLPQY (WP-10) derived from walnut protein has been prepared to figure out zinc binding mechanisms and structure–activity relationships. The space-conformation of this peptide has...

7. Food Hygienic Practices and Safety Measures among Street Food Vendors in Zanzibar Urban District

Jamila K. Hassan, Leonard W.T. Fweja
Pages: 332 - 338
The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional survey study was to assess the hygiene and safety precautions implemented by street food vendors in the Urban district of Zanzibar. The study involved 265 food vendors with immobile food vending sites. An organized researcher-executed questionnaire developed...