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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
In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available Online: 19 February 2021
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

In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 17 February 2021
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
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 9 February 2021
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...
Research Article

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
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 31 January 2021
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...
Research Article

Application of Carbon Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry in Authenticity of “Zero-Added-Glutamate” Soy Sauces

Jianbo Xiao, Mingfu Wang, Jian-Lin Wu
Volume 1, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages 399-405
The zero-added exogenous monosodium glutamate (MSG) soy sauce market is developing rapidly, but its authenticity remains a challenge for the industry. In this study, carbon stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry was utilized to determine 13C/12C ratio (δ13C value) of a variety of commercially available...
Research Article

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...
Review Article

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...
Letter to Editor

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
Research Article

Identification of Putative Cell-entry-inhibitory Peptides against SARS-CoV-2 from Edible Insects: An in silico Study

Fai-Chu Wong, Joe-Hui Ong, Tsun-Thai Chai
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 357-368
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, has become the most contagious pandemic in the world. The binding of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein Receptor-binding Domain (RBD) to human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor precedes cell entry. Thus, RBD of SARS-CoV-2...
Research Article

Simultaneous Detection of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Haemophilus parasuis in Pig by Duplex Droplet Digital PCR

Wen Wen, Lei Shi, Xun Chen
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 369-376
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (A. pleuropneumoniae) and Haemophilus parasuis (H. parasuis) are important pathogens of swine, which cause great economic losses in the swine industry and bring great safety hazards to food safety. In this study, we established a duplex Droplet Digital Polymerase Chain...
Review Article

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Evaluate Anthocyanins

Zhaojun Teng, Xinwei Jiang, Fatao He, Weibin Bai
Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages 339-346
Anthocyanins are one of the most important water-soluble pigments in the nature. Interests in the research of anthocyanins are increasing due to its nutritional value and biological activity. Extraction, separation and qualitative and quantitative analysis of anthocyanins are indispensable and important...
Review Article

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
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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

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
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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

Oral Administration of Oyster Peptide Prevents Bone Loss in Ovariectomized Mice

Hui Chen, Pujie Shi, Zhe Xu, Fengjiao Fan, Zhenyu Wang, Ming Du
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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

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
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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

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
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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

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
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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...

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

Jamila K. Hassan, Leonard W.T. Fweja
Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2020, 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...
Review Article

Black Garlic: Processing, Composition Change, and Bioactivity

Hao Jing
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 242-246
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) has been not only consumed as flavor vegetable, but also recorded as a prophylactic and therapeutic medicinal plant since ancient time. Its characteristic pungent flavor limited its application in food product development. Black garlic made from garlic by a thermal processing...
Research Article

Feed-induced Variation in the Carotenoid Composition of Brine Shrimp

Jin Huang, Bodi Hui
Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 247-253
Brine shrimp is a genus of aquatic crustacean, and is considered a dietary carotenoid resource by local residents from eastern China. In the present study, harvested brine shrimp were fed with the dried powders of tomato fruit (Solanum lycopersicum, as a lycopene source), marigold flower (Tagetes erecta...

WITHDRAWN: Bidens pilosa: Nutritional Value and Benefits for Metabolic Syndrome

Tien-Fen Kuo, Greta Yang, Tzung-Yan Chen, Yueh-Chen Wu, Hieu Tran Nguyen Minh, Lin-Shyan Chen, Wen-Chu Chen, Ming-Guang Huang, Yu-Chuan Liang, Wen-Chin Yang
In Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online: 28 May 2020