Jörg Hegele

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In this study, we investigated the immunomodulatory activity of coffee and Maillard reaction products on macrophages in vitro. Stimulation of macrophages with coffee, but not with raw coffee extract in PBS, led to a 13-fold increased nuclear NF-kappaB translocation. A Maillard reaction mixture (25 mM D-ribose/L-lysine, 30 min at 120 degrees C) increased(More)
The reaction of folic acid with reducing sugars (nonenzymatic glycation) under conditions that can occur during food processing and preparation was studied by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection. N-(p-Aminobenzoyl)-L-glutamic acid, a well-established oxidation product, was detected in the reaction mixtures. Furthermore, a new(More)
The cytotoxic activity of Maillard reaction products and coffee was studied using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and the neutral red uptake (NRU) assay. Equimolar mixtures of sugars and lysine were heated at 120 degrees C and used to stimulate bovine aorta endothelial cells for 24 h. The cytotoxic activity(More)
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