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The major proteins of lupin seed : Characterisation and molecular properties for use as functional and nutraceutical ingredients
This review deals with the main proteins of white lupin seed (Lupinus albus, L.) and reports on the current knowledge of the structural and functional properties of these proteins with the aim ofExpand
Implication of an Outer Surface Lipoprotein in Adhesion of Bifidobacterium bifidum to Caco-2 Cells
BopA is the first protein described to date to be directly involved in the adhesion of bifidobacteria to Caco-2 cells and to show immunomodulatory activity. Expand
Maize development and grain quality are differentially affected by mycorrhizal fungi and a growth-promoting pseudomonad in the field
Overall, results showed that the bacterial strain and the AM fungi promoted maize growth cultivated in field conditions and differentially affected the grain nutritional content. Expand
Manipulation of the napin primary structure alters its packaging and deposition in transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) seeds
Detailed immunolocalisation studies indicate that the insertion of the peptide sequences has a significant effect on the distribution of the napin proteins within the tobacco seed protein bodies. Expand
The α′ Subunit from Soybean 7S Globulin Lowers Plasma Lipids and Upregulates Liver β-VLDL Receptors in Rats Fed a Hypercholesterolemic Diet
The results represent the first in vivo evidence of both the plasma lipid-lowering properties and the upregulation of liver beta-VLDL receptors induced by the soybean alpha' subunit. Expand
Conglutin gamma, a lupin seed protein, binds insulin in vitro and reduces plasma glucose levels of hyperglycemic rats.
The effect of the oral administration of conglutin gamma on the glycemic levels of rats subjected to glucose overloading was a statistically significant reduction in glycemia comparable to that of metformin, a well-known glucose lowering drug. Expand
Two-dimensional electrophoresis and western-blotting analyses with anti Ara h 3 basic subunit IgG evidence the cross-reacting polypeptides of Arachis hypogaea, Glycine max, and Lupinus albus seed
The present findings show the potentiality of 2D electrophoresis in the identification of food allergens and open the way to the traceability of the new cross-reacting proteins in the food chain. Expand
Grape skin phenolics as inhibitors of mammalian α-glucosidase and α-amylase--effect of food matrix and processing on efficacy.
In vitro approach provided a platform to study potential dietary agents to alleviate hyperglycaemia damage and suggested that grape skin phenolics could be effective even if the higher mass proanthocyanidins are bound to the food matrix. Expand
Combined 2D electrophoretic approaches for the study of white lupin mature seed storage proteome.
A combination of two experimental approaches was used to identify the main protein components of an emerging protein-rich legume seed, that is white lupin seed, and their combined use was effective for the establishment of a seed proteome map even in the case of sequence and protein post-translational processing lack of information. Expand
Protective ability of phenolics from white grape vinification by-products against structural damage of bovine serum albumin induced by glycation.
The results raise the interest in the potential health benefits of by-products of white grape vinification that could have a secondary use as an ingredient for new functional foods targeting wellbeing of diabetic and elderly people. Expand