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Food & Function

Linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition
Impact Factor 2.907 12 Issues per Year Indexed in MEDLINE
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Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00761A, Paper
Allicin, the main biologically active compound derived from garlic, exerts a broad spectrum of pharmacological activities and is considered to have therapeutic potential in many neurological disorders. Using an in...
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00647J, Review Article
Flavonoids are a type of phenolic compounds widely present in edible plants. A great number of health benefits has been ascribed to flavonoid consumption in human populations. However, the molecular...
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00565A, Paper
This study proved the immunoregulatory effect of exopolysaccharides from L. acidophilus NCFM in vitro and in vivo, and preliminarily explored the mechanisms of immune related genes expression.
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00483C, Paper
A numerical study of more parameters influencing the gastro-intestinal digestion and bioaccessibility of lipophilic nutrients and micronutrients (the graphical abstract presents the gastric digestion).
T. Zuber, D. Holm, P. Byrne, L. Ducreux, M. Taylor, M. Kaiser and C. Stushnoff
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00649F, Paper
A model research potato selection that permits sampling tissues with different pigmentation from an identical genetic background with no confounding from age, developmental stage, nutritional differences or other environmental factors.
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00543K, Paper
Low methoxyl pectin induced more satiety compared to other pectins, but the results were not strongly correlated to digestate viscosity.
Carla Pereira, Lillian Barros, Ana Maria Carvalho, Celestino Santos-Buelga and I. C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00834K, Paper
Cynara scolymus L. (artichoke) and Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn (milk thistle) are two herbs well-known for their efficiency in the prevention/treatment of liver injuries, among other chronic diseases. Therefore, the...
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00591K, Paper
Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) exert health benefits which are dependent upon their incorporation into blood, cells and tissues. Plasma and tissue deposition of LC n-3 PUFA...
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00810C, Paper
Extracts of Piper betel leaf (PBLs) is rich in bioactive compounds with potential chemopreventive ability. In this study, Hep3B cells which are p53 null were used to investigate the anti-tumor...
Tao Wang, Fengru Liu, Ren Wang, Li Wang, Hao Zhang and ZX Chen
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00828F, Paper
This study investigated the effects of freeze-milling on the structural and functional properties of rice proteins (RPs). Sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis showed that freeze-milling slightly influenced the subunit bands...
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00214H, Paper
Hot water extract of Chlorella pyrenoidosa, prepared under high-pressure, was effective at in vitro free radical scavenging and macrophage growth promotion.
Hsin-Ling Yang, Shu-Wei Lin, Chuan-Chen Lee, Kai-Yuan Lin, Chun-Huei Liao, Ting-Yu Yang, Hui-Min Wang, Hui-Chi Huang, Chi Rei Wu and You-Cheng Hseu
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00869C, Paper
Antrodia salmonea (AS), a well-known medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, and has been reported to exhibit anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, anti-atherogenic, and anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, we investigated the activation of...
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00695J, Paper
Foods of plant origin contain flavonoids. In adzuki bean, (+)-catechin, quercetin 3-O-rutinoside (rutin), and quercetin 7-Ο-β-D-glucopyranoside (Q7G) are the major flavonoids. During mastication of foods prepared from adzuki bean, the...
Justyna Borawska, Małgorzata Darewicz, Gerd Elizabeth Vegarud, Anna Iwaniak and Piotr Minkiewicz
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00621F, Paper
In the digestive tract in humans, bioactive peptides, i.e. protein fragments impacting the physiological activity of the body, may be released during the digestion of food proteins, including those of...
M. E. Figueira, M. B. Câmara, R. Direito, J. Rocha, A. T. Serra, C. M. M. Duarte, A. Fernandes, M. Freitas, E. Fernandes, M. C. Marques, M. R. Bronze and B. Sepodes
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00376D, Paper
A red raspberry extract reduces inflammation and the development of clinical signs of arthritis in Wistar rats.
Dariana Graciela Rodriguez-Sanchez, Mirthala Flores-García, Christian Silva-Platas, Sheryl Rizzo, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Aurora De la Peña-Diaz, Carmen Hernández-Brenes and Gerardo García-Rivas
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00610K, Paper
Bioassay-guided isolation of acetogenins from avocado pulp with in vitro antiplatelet aggregation and in vivo antithrombotic effects in CD1 mice.
Georgios A. Krintiras, Jesse Göbel, Wim G. Bouwman, Atze Jan van der Goot and Georgios D. Stefanidis
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00537F, Paper
In this paper, a set of complementary techniques was used to characterize surface and bulk structures of an anisotropic Soy Protein Isolate (SPI)–vital wheat gluten blend after it was subjected to heat and simple shear flow in a Couette Cell.
Chu-I. Lee, Chih-Chung Wu, Shu-Ling Hsieh, Chun-Lin Lee, Yueh-Ping Chang, Chih-Chuan Chang, Yi-Zhen Wang and Jyh-Jye Wang
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00720D, Paper
Active extracts from Antrodia camphorata inhibit cell migration, cause cell cycle arrest, and induce apoptosis through the mitochondrial pathway in pancreatic cancer cells.
Yan Zhou, Zheng Ruan, Xiaoli Zhou, Xiaoliu Huang, Hua Li, Ling Wang, Cui Zhang, Shiqiang Liu, Zeyuan Deng, Guoyao Wu and Yulong Yin
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00381K, Paper
Chronic intestinal inflammation contributes to an increased risk of colon cancer. Lactosucrose (LS), a kind of functional trisaccharide, can modulate immunity and promote microbe growth. The aim of this study...
Ilaria Zanotti , Margherita Dall'Asta, Pedro Mena, Laura Mele, R. Bruni, Sumantra Ray and Daniele Del Rio
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00670D, Review Article
Collated observations from several epidemiological observations have demonstrated that dietary intake of (poly)phenols from nuts, coffee, cocoa, grapes, and berries may protect towards the development of atherosclerosis. Whereas this beneficial...
Xiuli Bi, Wei Liu, Xichun Xia, Lili Chen, Teng Mou, Jingxin Liu, Yue Hou and yuqing zhao
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00637B, Paper
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Callistephus chinensis flower (CCF) polyphones on symptoms of metabolic syndrome in a newly developed high-fat diet-induced Non-alcoholic fatty liver...
Mingxing Wang, Yang Gao, Duoduo Xu, Tetsuya Konishi and Qipin Gao
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00511B, Review Article
This article provides valuable scientific information for Hericium erinaceus and shows its potential for the development of new functional foods and drugs.
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00549J, Paper
Possible mechanisms underlying how Lactobacillus plantarum NCU116 improves lipid metabolism in rats with high fat diet induced NAFLD.
Marcela A. Martins, Monique B. Moss, Iara K. S. Mendes, Márcia B. Águila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Tatiana M. C. Brunini and Antônio Cláudio Mendes-Ribeiro
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00055B, Paper
The consumption of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from fish oil is associated with cardiovascular benefits, which may result from the participation of nitric oxide.
Tianshun Zhang, Yoko Yamashita, Michiko Yasuda, Norio Yamamoto and Hitoshi Ashida
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00525B, Paper
Two main chalcones, 4-hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol, from ashitaba, a food ingredient and folk medicine in Asia, have been demonstrated to modulate lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 and HepG2 cells. In this...

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