Themed collection Food & Function Recent Open Access Articles
Dietary bioactive ingredients to modulate the gut microbiota-derived metabolite TMAO. New opportunities for functional food development
Diet could play a dual role in the production of the TMA/TMAO meta-organismal pathway since it provides TMA precursors, but also other dietary constituents that reduce endogenous TMAO or its damaging effects through different mechanisms.
Effects of fasting intervention regulating anthropometric and metabolic parameters in subjects with overweight or obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Previous studies have shown that fasting produces a potential effect in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
Mānuka honey-derived methylglyoxal enhances microbial sensing by mucosal-associated invariant T cells
Mānuka honey-derived methylglyoxal enhanced MAIT cell activation by increasing conversion of microbial 5-A-RU to the potent MAIT cell activator, 5-OP-RU.
Roasting carob flour decreases the capacity to bind glycoconjugates of bile acids
Carob is the fruit obtained from Ceratonia siliqua L. and it is a source of bioactive compounds that have been linked to several health promoting effects, including lowering blood cholesterol concentration.
Gastrointestinal digestion of dietary advanced glycation endproducts using an in vitro model of the gastrointestinal tract (TIM-1)
In a sophisticated gastrointestinal model, dietary advanced glycation endproducts (dAGEs) in food products remain bound to proteins after digestion and concentrations increase.
Effect of cooking, 24 h cold storage, microwave reheating, and particle size on in vitro starch digestibility of dry and fresh pasta
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preparation method and particle size on digestion of starch in fresh and dry pasta types.
Contributions of viscosity and friction properties to oral and haptic texture perception of iced coffees
This study assessed contributions of viscosity and friction properties to creaminess, thickness and slipperiness perception; and compared oral and haptic thickness and slipperiness perception of iced coffees.
In vitro study for investigating the impact of decreasing the molecular weight of oat bran dietary fibre components on the behaviour in small and large intestine
The objective of this work was to evaluate the role of β-glucan molecular weight (Mw) and the presence of other carbohydrates on the physiological functionality of oat bran via an in vitro digestion study.
Sauce it up: influence of condiment properties on oral processing behavior, bolus formation and sensory perception of solid foods
Foods are rarely consumed on their own. Food oral processing behavior and sensory perception of composite foods varying in properties were investigated in this study.
Prebiotic galactooligosaccharides production from lactose and lactulose by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus CRL450
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are useful dietary ingredients recognized worldwide as prebiotics.
Tea polyphenols as a strategy to control starch digestion in bread: the effects of polyphenol type and gluten
Mechanisms to slow down starch digestion – tea polyphenols interact with α-amylase and starch during co-digestion of tea extract and bread.
Loss of allergy-protective capacity of raw cow's milk after heat treatment coincides with loss of immunologically active whey proteins
Whey proteins denaturing ≤65 °C are important for allergy protection by raw cow's milk.
A comprehensive investigation of gluten free bread dough rheology, proving and baking performance and bread qualities by response surface design and principal component analysis
Gluten free, dough rheology, dilution effect, response surface method, principal component analysis.
The pattern of peptides released from dairy and egg proteins is highly dependent on the simulated digestion scenario
Dairy and egg proteins either isolated or within the food matrix were subjected to different static in vitro digestion models (infant, fed and fasted adult). Proteolysis differed across models and regarding the effect of the matrix/processing.
The effect of quercetin on endothelial cells is modified by heterocellular interactions
Single cell-type models are useful for determining mechanisms, but in vivo, cell–cell interactions are important, and neighbouring cells can impact endothelial cell function.
Influences of dietary starch structure on intestinal morphology, barrier functions, and epithelium apoptosis in weaned pigs
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of dietary starch structure on intestinal health of weaned pigs by determining the intestinal morphology, barrier functions, epithelium apoptosis and digestive enzymes.
Evaluation of the impact of a rat small intestinal extract on the digestion of four different functional fibers
The degree of digestion, modulated by rat small intestinal extract on different functional fibers was investigated.
Oleuropein and its peracetylated derivative negatively regulate osteoclastogenesis by controlling the expression of genes involved in osteoclast differentiation and function
OL and Per-OL impair transcriptional gene circuits able to support osteoclastogenesis from human blood monocytes.
Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor activation during in vitro and in vivo digestion of raw and cooked broccoli (brassica oleracea var. Italica)
Glucosinolates in broccoli can be converted upon chewing and processing into Aryl hydrocarbon Receptor (Ahr) ligands.
A lupine (Lupinus angustifolious L.) peptide prevents non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice
A lupine (Lupinus angustifolious L.) peptide prevents non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in high-fat-diet-induced obese mice.
Metallic iron in cornflakes
Magnetometry and X-ray analysis show that the iron in cornflake-style cereals fortified with this essential element at levels up to 14 mg per 100 g, is micron-sized body-centred cubic metallic iron, partially soluble at stomach pH.
The effect of culinary doses of spices in a high-saturated fat, high-carbohydrate meal on postprandial lipemia and endothelial function: a randomized, controlled, crossover pilot trial
Lower doses of spices (2 and 6 g) than previously tested may attenuate postprandial lipemia and impairments in endothelial function caused by a high-saturated fat, high-carbohydrate meal.
Enzymatic cross-linking of pectin in a high-pressure foaming process
This study demonstrates that integrating enzymatic cross-linking in a high-pressure foaming process is a viable option to increase foam stability when well aligning the relevant process parameters and process kinetics.
A standardised semi-dynamic in vitro digestion method suitable for food – an international consensus
Standardised recommendations for a physiologically relevant, semi-dynamic in vitro simulation of upper GI tract digestion.
Acrylamide in French fries prepared at primary school canteens
Children are one of the most exposed groups to dietary acrylamide with ‘potato fried products’ that account for up to half the total exposure to this contaminant.
Supply of methionine and arginine alters phosphorylation of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), circadian clock proteins, and α-s1-casein abundance in bovine mammary epithelial cells
Methionine (Met) and arginine (Arg) regulate casein protein abundance through alterations in activity of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway.
Reliable, accessible and transferable method for the quantification of flavanols and procyanidins in foodstuffs and dietary supplements
Liquid chromatography coupled with fluorescence detection for accurate and precise determination of cocoa flavanol monomers and procyanidins in cocoa-based products.
Benefits of the ipowder® extraction process applied to Melissa officinalis L.: improvement of antioxidant activity and in vitro gastro-intestinal release profile of rosmarinic acid
The objective of this study was to evaluate the benefits of a new extraction process, the ipowder® technology, applied to Melissa officinalis L.
Drying of African leafy vegetables for their effective preservation: the difference in moisture sorption isotherms explained by their microstructure
Controlled drying preserves African leafy vegetables and fight micronutrient deficiency during droughts. The palisade parenchyma cell length determines their rehydration capacity and starch granules the texture upon cooking.
Effect of semolina pudding prepared from starch branching enzyme IIa and b mutant wheat on glycaemic response in vitro and in vivo: a randomised controlled pilot study
The starch characteristics of raw semolina determine sbeIIa/b-AB pudding digestibility in vitro and glycaemic index in vivo.
Lysine blockage of milk proteins in infant formula impairs overall protein digestibility and peptide release
High levels of blocked lysine in infant formula lead to increasing average peptide length after in vitro digestion in infants.
Effect of soybean processing on cell wall porosity and protein digestibility
Soybean cell wall porosity and permeability are increased by bio-based food processing and protease enzyme action during the digestion process.
Correction: Bioaccessibility and biotransformation of anthocyanin monomers following in vitro simulated gastric-intestinal digestion and in vivo metabolism in rats
Correction: Efficacy of proprietary Lactobacillus casei for anti-tuberculosis associated gastrointestinal adverse reactions in adult patients: a randomized, open-label, dose–response trial
Correction: Matrix-mediated distribution of 4-hydroxy-2-hexanal (nonenal) during deep-frying of chicken breast and potato sticks in vegetable oil
Correction: 5-Heptadecylresorcinol attenuates oxidative damage and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis through activation of the SIRT3/FOXO3a signaling pathway in neurocytes
Correction: Stevia residue extract increases intestinal uric acid excretion via interactions with intestinal urate transporters in hyperuricemic mice
Retraction: Stable ‘arrested’ non-aqueous edible foams based on food emulsifiers
Correction: Evolution of important glucosinolates in three common Brassica vegetables during their processing into vegetable powder and in vitro gastric digestion
Correction: Benefits of the ipowder® extraction process applied to Melissa officinalis L.: improvement of antioxidant activity and in vitro gastro-intestinal release profile of rosmarinic acid
Correction: Protective effects of hydroalcoholic extracts from an ancient apple variety ‘Mela Rosa dei Monti Sibillini’ against renal ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats
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