Francisco Jesus Hidalgo

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Three oxidized lipid/amino acid reaction products (OLAARPs): 1-methyl-4-pentyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarbaldehyde, 1-(5-amino-1-carboxypentyl)pyrrole, and N-(carbobenzyloxy)-1(3)-[1-(formylmethyl)hexyl]-l-histidine dihydrate, were prepared and tested for antioxidative activity in a microsomal system in order to investigate the effect that OLAARP(More)
Recent studies have hypothesized that pyrrole formation and polymerization may be contribute to the nonenzymatic browning produced in both oxidized lipid/protein reactions and the Maillard reaction. To develop a methodology that would allow investigation of the contribution of this browning mechanism, the kinetics of formation of color, fluorescence, and(More)
Lipid oxidation and the Maillard reaction are probably the two most important reactions in Food Science. Both include a whole network of different reactions in which an extraordinary complex mixture of compounds are obtained in very different amounts and produce important changes in food flavor, color, texture, and nutritional value, with positive and(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to study how the antioxidative activity (AA) of nonenzymatic browning reactions is changing at the same time that the browning (by the pyrrole polymerization mechanism) is being produced. The antioxidative activities of eight model pyrroles (pyrrole, 1-methylpyrrole, 2,5-dimethylpyrrole, 1,2,5-trimethylpyrrole,(More)
2,4-Decadienal was heated under an inert atmosphere and in the presence of phenylalanine to investigate whether this secondary lipid oxidation product is a final product of lipid oxidation or it reacts with the amino acid. The results obtained showed that, in the presence of the alkadienal, the amino acid was degraded to styrene. This reaction was favored(More)
The antioxidative activities of native and oxidized soybean phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylthanolamine (PE), and phosphatidylinositol (PI) in the protection of soybean oil heated in the dark under air at 60 degrees C were studied in an attempt to clarify the consequences that phospholipid oxidation has on antioxidative activities. The three native(More)
A method for the determination of proteins in fats and oils is described. Proteins were sequentially precipitated with acetone and hydrolyzed, and the produced amino acids were fractionated and quantificated. This analysis protocol afforded a method of high sensitivity and specificity which was fully evaluated and validated. The data obtained showed good(More)
Strecker degradation is one of the most important reactions leading to final aroma compounds in the Maillard reaction. In an attempt to clarify whether lipid oxidation products may be contributing to the Strecker degradation of amino acids, this study analyzes the reaction of 4,5-epoxy-2-alkenals with phenylalanine. In addition to N-substituted(More)
The Ehrlich reaction was optimized to determine pyrrolized proteins produced as a consequence of lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress. The procedure consisted of the treatment of the modified protein with p-(dimethylamino)benzaldehyde at a controlled acidity and temperature, and the determination of adducts produced against the blank obtained in the(More)
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) was incubated for different periods of time and in the presence of several concentrations of 4, 5(E)-epoxy-2(E)-heptenal, at pH 7.4 and 37 degrees C, in an effort to analyze the changes produced in its structure as a consequence of its reaction with this product of lipid oxidation. The epoxyalkenal modified the primary structure(More)