Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The beneficial effects of prebiotic fibres on human health have been related to their capacities to alter the gut microbiota and modify the growth of beneficial microorganisms. It is long appreciated that bacterial metabolites affect the host’s physiology. The...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5288
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Background Use of traditional methods for determining meat spoilage is quite laborious and time consuming. Therefore, alternative approaches are needed that can predict the spoilage of meat in a rapid, non-invasive and more elaborative way. In this regard, the...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5376
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204 views

Background Citrus sinensis peels are usually discarded as wastes; however, they are rich sources of Vitamin C, fibre, and many nutrients, including phenolics and flavonoids which are also good antioxidant agents. This study aimed to examine phytochemical composition...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5331
68 downloads
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Edible plant-derived exosome-like nanoparticles (EPDELNs) are novel naturally occurring plant ultrastructures that are structurally similar to exosomes. Many EPDELNs have anti-inflammatory properties. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in mediating physiological...

["Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5186
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193 views

Background Bioactive peptides can prevent damage associated with oxidative stress in humans when consumed regularly. Recently, peptides have attracted immense interest because of their beneficial functional properties, safety and little or no side effects when...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5337
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Skimmed milk powder (SMP) and whey protein concentrate (WPC) were manufactured from fresh milk collected from cows producing high or low Immunoglobulin (Ig) A levels in their milk. In addition commercial products were purchased for use as diluent or control treatments....

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5359
48 downloads
388 views

This study aimed to characterize the antioxidant properties of Rama Forte persimmon, a tannin-rich fruit variety produced in Brazil. Extracts prepared with lyophilized pulps from fruits obtained in local markets were analyzed individually to evaluate the extent...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5223
60 downloads
248 views

Background Anoectochilus roxburghii is a widespread herbaceous plant with high medicinal value. Wild A. roxburghii resources face extinction due to their slow growth rate and over exploitation. The growing market demand has led to advances in the field of artificial...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5274
127 downloads
949 views

Background Skeletal muscle wound healing is dependent on complex interactions between fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, myogenic cells, and cytokines, such as TGF-β1. This study sought to clarify the impact of TGF-β1 signaling on skeletal muscle cells and discern between...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4939
75 downloads
299 views

Here, we describe the production of a probiotic biofilm through three intermediate steps: (1) measurement of the adhesion capacity of 15 probiotic strains to evaluate their tendency to form biofilm on different surfaces (stainless steel, glass, and polycarbonate);...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4826
141 downloads
801 views

Crop landraces are fundamental resources to increase the eroded genepool of modern crops in order to adapt agriculture to future challenges; plus, they are of immeasurable heritage and cultural value. Between the 1940s and the 1960s open-pollinated varieties (OPVs)...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Food Science and Technology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5123
51 downloads
221 views

Rhus coriaria (sumac) is a fruit grown worldwide for its culinary use as a flavoring agent and for its health benefits. Despite several studies on R. coriaria non-volatile metabolites, much less is recognized concerning volatile composition within that genus. In...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5121
59 downloads
341 views

Background Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), deoxynivalenol (DON), HT-2, ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone (ZEA) are the most common mycotoxins that are found in corn-based animal feed which have multiple toxic effects on animals and humans. Previous studies reported that these...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5111
1 citation
96 downloads
543 views

Tenderness and intramuscular fat content are key attributes for beef sensory qualities. Recently some proteomic analysis revealed several proteins which are considered as good biomarkers of these quality traits. This study focuses on the analysis of 20 of these...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4891
116 downloads
471 views

In the manufacture of sake, Japanese traditional rice wine, sake yeast is fermented with koji, which is steamed rice fermented with the non-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus oryzae. During fermentation, sake yeast requires lipids, such as unsaturated fatty acids and...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4768

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