Anja Steffen-Heins

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Aquatic and semi-aquatic plants are well adapted to survive partial or complete submergence which is commonly accompanied by oxygen deprivation. The gaseous hormone ethylene controls a number of adaptive responses to submergence including adventitious root growth and aerenchyma formation. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) act as signaling intermediates in(More)
*Correspondence: Bianka Steffens, Plant Physiology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Karl-von-Frisch-Strasse 8, 35043 Marburg, Germany e-mail: bianka.steffens@ biologie.uni-marburg.de While it is widely accepted that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are common players in developmental processes and a large number of adaptations to abiotic and biotic stresses in(More)
Quillaja saponin extract comprises both, surfactants and phenolic compounds, which makes it interesting, in particular, for the formulation of sensitive functional food ingredients and its protection against oxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant effect of Quillaja saponin extract in oil/water emulsions. Emulsions stabilised by(More)
Liposomes are suitable for encapsulating lipophilic bioactive compounds, enhancing compound solubility, stability and bioavailability. To enhance physical stability of liposomes in food-like matrices they were coated with positively charged whey protein isolate (WPI). WPI concentration, for a successful coating, was optimised by dynamic light scattering(More)
HYPOTHESIS The partitioning behavior of paramagnetic nitroxides in dispersed systems can be determined by deconvolution of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra giving equivalent results with the validated methods of ultrafiltration techniques (UF) and pulsed-field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (PFG-NMR). EXPERIMENTS The(More)
Unsaturated soy phosphatidyl choline (PC) liposomes were systematically analyzed for chemical and physical stability and for influence on membrane fluidity, when quercetin and fish oil were encapsulated. The physical stability of liposomes was lowered with loading, which is mainly due to fish oil leakage. While fish oil did not induce oxidative(More)
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