Antonio Diego Molina-Garcia

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A bibliographic search yielded a set of empirical equations that constitute an easy method for the calculation of some thermophysical properties of both liquid water and ice I, properties that are involved in the modeling of thermal processes in the high-pressure domain, as required in the design of new high-pressure food processes. These properties,(More)
Vitrification refers to the physical process by which a liquid supercools to very low temperatures and finally solidifies into a metastable glass, without undergoing crystallization at a practical cooling rate. Thus, vitrification is an effective freeze-avoidance mechanism and living tissue cryopreservation is, in most cases, relying on it. As a glass is(More)
Meat high-hydrostatic pressure treatment causes severe decolouration, preventing its commercialisation due to consumer rejection. Novel procedures involving product freezing plus low-temperature pressure processing are here investigated. Room temperature (20°C) pressurisation (650MPa/10min) and air blast freezing (-30°C) are compared to air blast freezing(More)
Anisakis simplex is a common nematode parasite present in many marine fish, including finfish and squid. It can pose a public health problem if it is not destroyed during food processing. Anisakis larvae were isolated from fish tissue, and their survival of high-pressure treatments in distilled water and physiological isotonic solution was assayed.(More)
(a) Bacteriophage fd is a filamentous virus that has previously been well characterized. (b) Earlier work using point mutagenesis indicated that a lysine residue at position 48 in the major coat protein plays a crucial role in interacting with the DNA and governing the assembly into an intact virion. (c) In this study the sedimentation properties(More)
Cryopreservation of mint shoot tips grown in vitro (Mentha × piperita) was performed after encapsulation in alginate beads. Encapsulated shoot tips were first precultured in sucrose enriched medium (0.75 M) and then dried under a sterile air flow (0–6 h). After cooling in liquid nitrogen and warming in a warm water bath, alginate beads were transferred to(More)
Phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL, EC 4.3.1.5.) activity, tanning ability, and polyphenols levels were measured in cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) fruit treated with 20% CO(2) + 20% O(2) + 60% N(2) for 1, 3, or 6 days during chilling temperature (6 degrees C) storage. The residual effect of CO(2) after transfer to air was also studied. These observations(More)
The molecular mass (Mr) and enzymic activity of the larger dynein species fromTetrahymena thermophila has been studied in the high (600mm) to low (40mm) ionic strength range. The apparent Mr is found to vary with both ionic strength (by sedimentation velocity and quasi elastic light scattering analysis) and with protein concentration at low ionic strength(More)
While "classical" freezing (to ice I) is disruptive to the microstructure of meat, freezing to ice VI has been found to preserve it. Ice VI freeze-substitution microscopy showed no traces of structural alteration on muscle fibres compared with the extensive damage caused by ice I freezing. The different signs of the freezing volume changes associated with(More)