Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, herbal teas are the most popular natural alternatives for the treatment of infectious diseases, and are currently gaining more importance. We examined the antimicrobial activities of 31 herbal teas both alone...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3467
374 downloads
635 views

Obtaining human population level estimates of the prevalence of foodborne pathogens is critical for understanding outbreaks and ameliorating such threats to public health. Estimates are difficult to obtain due to logistic and financial constraints, but citizen...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3480
108 downloads
378 views

Background Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3469
110 downloads
315 views

Microbial transformation can strengthen the antioxidant and antitumor activities of polyphenols. Polyphenols contents, antioxidant and antitumor activities of pine polyphenols and its biotransformation extracts by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3264
1 citation
75 downloads
428 views

Background Freezing is commonly used for food preservation. It is usually done under constant atmospheric pressure (isobaric). While extending the life of the produce, isobaric freezing has detrimental effects. It causes loss of food weight and changes in food...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3322
140 downloads
578 views

Background Obesity has become a worldwide burden to public health in recent decades. Given that obesity is caused by an imbalance between caloric intake and expenditure, and that dietary fat is the most important energy source of all macronutrients (by providing...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3279
1 citation
374 downloads
1,290 views

The human population is growing and, globally, we must meet the challenge of increased protein needs required to feed this population. Single cell proteins (SCP), when coupled to aquaculture production, offer a means to ensure future protein needs can be met without...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3170
102 downloads
701 views

Background Maleic acid is a multi-functional chemical widely used in the field of industrial chemistry for producing food additives and food contact materials. As maleic acid may contaminate food by the release from food packages or intentional addition, it raises...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Food Science and Technology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3175
251 downloads
570 views

Background Probiotic microorganisms are gaining global importance because of their use in the preparation of a nutraceutical or in the treatment of infections. As per the health industry demand, there is an urgent need for exploring new indigenous probiotic strains...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3085
3 citations
415 downloads
1,323 views

Background Accumulating evidence indicates interactions between human milk composition, particularly sugars (human milk oligosaccharides or HMO), the gut microbiota of human infants, and behavioral effects. Some HMO secreted in human milk are unable to be endogenously...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2876
164 downloads
456 views

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that consuming manuka honey, which contains antimicrobial methylglyoxal, may affect the gut microbiota. We undertook a mouse feeding study to investigate whether dietary manuka honey supplementation altered microbial...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2787
205 downloads
762 views

We have developed a novel bio-tofu, made from mixed soy and cow milk (MSCM), using Lactobacillus helveticus MB2-1 and Lactobacillus plantarum B1-6 incorporated with microbial transglutaminase (MTGase) as coagulant. MTGase was added to improve the textural properties...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2754
2 citations
331 downloads
495 views

Nine hundred extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) were extracted from individual olive trees of four olive cultivars (Coratina, Cima di Mola, Ogliarola, Peranzana), originating from the provinces of Bari and Foggia (Apulia region, Southern Italy) and collected during...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2740
232 downloads
612 views

Background Names used in ingredient lists of food products are trivial and in their nature rarely precise. The most recent scientific interpretation of the term bamboo (Bambusoideae, Poaceae) comprises over 1,600 distinct species. In the European Union only few...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2781
2 citations
167 downloads
623 views

Background T cells play a pivotal role in the adaptive immunity that participates in a wide range of immune responses through a complicated cytokine network. Imbalance of T-cell responses is involved in several immune disorders. Neolitsea species, one of the biggest...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Immunology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2758

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