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Analysis Method of Lactoferrin Based on Uncoated Capillary Electrophoresis

Hui Chen, Zhenyu Wang, Fengjiao Fan, Pujie Shi, Xianbing Xu, Ming Du, Cong Wang
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 147-153
The analysis of lactoferrin separation will be an important application in prospect. To develop a new strategy for the detection of lactoferrin, this work adopted the method of uncoated Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), through optimizing the parameters of background electrolyte, pH, surfactant, buffers...
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Inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus by the Combined Treatments of Ultrasound and Nisin in Nutrient Broth and Milk

Yongcheng Song, Yushuang Lu, Xiufang Bi, Liyi Chen, Lei Liu, Zhenming Che
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 140-146
In this study, ultrasound (US) and nisin, applied individually or in combination (US + nisin), were investigated to determine their inactivation effect on Staphylococcus aureus in nutrient broth (NB) and milk. The inactivation of S. aureus by nisin at 0, 25 and 37°C followed “fast to slow” two-stage...
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How to Fulfill Carotenoid Needs during Pregnancy and for the Growth and Development of Infants and Children – A Review

Monika Nur Utami Prihastyanti, Rosita Dwi Chandra, Diah Mustika Lukitasari
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 101-112
Society’s latest lifestyle has developed to a more rapid mobilization and advanced technology which makes people’s daily needs of nutrients have altered as well. This phenomenon comes to consequences where healthy diet has been neglected and people consume food only to fulfill the calories—which can...
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Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Starches from Pachyrhizus erosus with Low Digestibility

Xiao-Dan Shi, Jing-Jing Huang, Jin-Zhi Han, Shao-Yun Wang
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 154-161
The search for novel natural ingredients has been stimulated by the food and non-food industries, and roots of Pachyrhizus erosus (jicama) emerges as promising crops for industrial production due to its crispy and succulent flesh and high yield. Therefore, jicama starches from Fujian Province (SFJ) and...
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Effects of pH, High Pressure Processing, and Ultraviolet Light on Carotenoids, Chlorophylls, and Anthocyanins of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juices

Rosita Dwi Chandra, Monika Nur Utami Prihastyanti, Diah Mustika Lukitasari
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 113-124
Health consciousness and the need to maintain immune system have increased the demand for fresh fruit and vegetable juices due to the presence of nutritional benefits including colorful pigments such as chlorophylls, carotenoids, and anthocyanins. Besides providing green, yellow, and red color in fruits...
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Perspectives for Recognition and Rapid Detection of Foodborne Pathogenic Bacteria Based on Electrochemical Sensors

Yahui Wang, Xin Ma, Xiujuan Qiao, Pingping Yang, Qinglin Sheng, Ming Zhou, Tianli Yue
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 125-139
Due to the misuse of pathogen-infected food, human beings continue to face serious diseases and even deaths. Thus, researchers from all walks of life concern on prevention, detection, and resistance for pathogenic bacteria. It is necessary to develop and explore a fast, cost-effective, portable, and...
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Dendrobine Suppresses Lipopolysaccharide-induced Gut Inflammation in a Co-culture of Intestinal Epithelial Caco-2 Cells and RAW264.7 Macrophages

Huifan Liu, Jiaxi Liang, Gengsheng Xiao, Lukai Ma, Qin Wang
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 92-99
We evaluated dendrobine for its potential effect on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) progression using the intestinal epithelial Caco-2/RAW264.7 macrophage co-culture cell model. The results showed that dendrobine maintained the tight junction (TJ) proteins in co-cultured Caco-2 cells, suggesting its...
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Combination of Microwave, Ultrasonic, Enzyme Assisted Method for Curcumin Species Extraction from Turmeric (Curcuma Longa L.) and Evaluation of their Antioxidant Activity

Chengke Wang, Hanli Yang, Jiangyu Li
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 73-80
The combination of microwave irradiation, ultrasonication treatment, and enzyme-assisted extraction approach was applied to study the extraction efficiency and antioxidative activity of curcumin from turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) using Response Surface Optimization (RSM). The effects of the power and treatment...
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Evaluation of Acute and Subacute Toxicity of Two Different Extracts from Que Zui Tea in Rats

Yongpeng Wang, Guy Sedar Singor Njateng, Tianrui Zhao, Meilian Yang, Yifen Wang, Jianxin Cao, Yaping Liu, Guiguang Cheng
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 81-91
The buds of Vaccinium dunalianum Wight (VD) are widely used in Yunnan as herbal tea [Que Zui Tea (QT)] and herb. However, the security and toxicity of QT have not been determined yet. The aim of this study is to evaluate the acute and subacute-toxicity of hot water (QTW) and aqueous-ethanol (QTE) extracts...
Review Article

Food-derived Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors as Potential Agents against Alzheimer’s Disease

Rotimi E. Aluko
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 49-58
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is a critical enzyme involved in nerve functions and signal transmission within the brain. However, during aging, excessive AChE activity often leads to rapid and progressive depletion of acetylcholine (ACh), the major neurotransmitter. Shortage of ACh leads to reduced neurotransmission...
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Behavior of Non-Digestible Polysaccharides in Gastrointestinal Tract: A Mechanistic Review of its Anti-Obesity Effect

Yajun Zhang, Qingtong Xie, Lijun You, Peter Chi-Keung Cheung, Zhengang Zhao
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 59-72
Nowadays, obesity in humans is a huge challenge requiring effective, readily available, and low-risk alternative treatments. Intake of edible Non-Digestible Polysaccharides (NDPs) is regarded as a promising strategy to combat obesity. Herein, an overview of the behavior of NDPs in the Gastrointestinal...
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Anti-Diabetic Effects of Different Phenolic-Rich Fractions from Rhus Chinensis Mill. Fruits in vitro

Xiaojing Liu, Yishan Fu, Qian Ma, Junjie Yi, Shengbao Cai
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 37-46
This study investigated the inhibitory effects of the Ethanol Extract (EE), Free Phenolic (TF), Esterified Phenolic (TE) and Insoluble-bound Phenolic (TI) from Rhus chinensis Mill. fruits on α-glucosidase, Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 (DPP-IV), and the formation of Advanced Glycation End (AGE) products. Results...
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A Preliminary Study of Proteomic Analysis on Caseins and Whey Proteins in Donkey Milk from Xinjiang and Shandong of China

Wahafu Luoyizha, Bo Zeng, Hui Li, Xiaojun Liao
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 27-36
The proteomics of donkey milk from China’s major producing areas have not been well documented. To explore the protein profiles of donkey milk from China, this study preliminarily investigated caseins and whey proteins in products from two major producing areas using quantitative proteomics approach....
Review Article

Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Based Analytical Techniques for Food Safety Evaluation

Yan Xue, Yao Peng, Zhao Geng, Yitao Wang, Carolina Oi Lam Ung, Hao Hu
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 1-12
As the supply chain of food around the world has become more and more globalized and complicated, food safety issue has attracted considerable concern owing to the widespread pollution of the whole ecosystem and the extent of their impact on the well-being of human beings. Correspondingly, a variety...

Expression of Concern

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 47-47
Research Article

Comparative Evaluation of Different DNA Extraction Methods from E. Longifolia Herbal Medicinal Product

Bashir Mohammed Abubakar, Faezah Md Salleh, Alina Wagiran, Mustapha Abba
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 21-26
The aphrodisiac property of Eurycoma longifolia has led to an increase in the demand for its Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPs). However, the efficiency of such HMPs depends on the usage of their genuine raw materials. The conventional methods cannot identify species in processed form. The authentication...
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Neuroprotective Effect of Alkylresorcinols from Wheat Bran in HT22 Cells: Correlation with in vitro Antioxidant Activity

Yanyu Zou, Fengjiao Fan, Yong Fang, Peng Li, Ji Xia, Xinchun Shen, Qin Liu, Qiuhui Hu
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages 13-20
Alkylresorcinols (ARs), which are phenolic lipids found in wheat bran, have attracted a considerable amount of attention because of their antioxidant properties. However, the mechanism of ARs for regulating neuroprotective activity remains unclear. The correlation between the cellular neuroprotective...
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In vitro Anti-Inflammatory Potency of Sanguinarine and Chelerythrine via Interaction with Glucocorticoid Receptor

Jie Zhang, Yuan Liang, Li Ren, Tiehua Zhang
Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 392-398
As quaternary benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids, sanguinarine and chelerythrine possess multiple biological activities including anti-inflammatory effects. They have been confirmed to regulate gene expression of inflammatory-related cytokines at transcription level. This work aims to investigate the glucocorticoid-like...

Eukaryotic Expression and Purification Technology of Glucosidase in Pichia Pastoris

Weijie Zhou, Dongsheng Yao, Weibin Bai
Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 406-409
Glucosidase is one of the most important hydrolases in the carbohydrate metabolism pathway in human body. It is noteworthy that glucosidase was raising high attention in numerous researches, attributed to its functional values and biological activities. The expression, secretion, extraction, purification,...
Review Article

Extraction Methods of Virgin Coconut Oil and Palm-pressed Mesocarp Oil and their Phytonutrients

Sreeranjini Sundrasegaran, Siau Hui Mah
Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 381-391
The Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) Coconut Oil (CO) and RBD Palm Oil (PO) are heavily consumed as cooking oils by Asians. Recently, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and Palm-pressed Mesocarp Oil (PPMO) emerged into the market as functional oils. A number of studies were conducted to extract these edible...
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Tropical Food Spices: A Promising Panacea for the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Adedayo O. Ademiluyi, Olubukola H. Oyeniran, Ganiyu Oboh
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 347-356
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious fatal disease caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) with millions of individuals infected globally within few months of its outbreak. During infection, the SARS-CoV-2 main protease binds directly to Angiotensin-converting...
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Evaluation and Improvement of in vitro Detection Methods of Thrombin Inhibitor Activity

Hanxiong Liu, Shuzhen Cheng, Zhenyu Wang, Ming Du
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 377-379