Jesús María Porres

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Environmental pollution by phosphorus from animal waste is a major problem in agriculture because simple-stomached animals, such as swine, poultry, and fish, cannot digest phosphorus (as phytate) present in plant feeds. To alleviate this problem, a phytase from Aspergillus niger PhyA is widely used as a feed additive to hydrolyze phytate-phosphorus.(More)
This review describes the present state of knowledge about phytic acid (phytate), which is often present in legume seeds. The antinutritional effects of phytic acid primarily relate to the strong chelating associated with its six reactive phosphate groups. Its ability to complex with proteins and particularly with minerals has been a subject of(More)
Proteolysis of two purified recombinant enzymes, namely, the Aspergillus niger phytase (r-PhyA) and the Escherichia coli pH 2.5 acid phosphatase (r-AppA), by pepsin and trypsin was investigated in this study. After r-PhyA and r-AppA were incubated with different concentrations of pepsin or trypsin, their residual phytase activities and amounts of inorganic(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the effect of germinating Pisum sativum L. variant Arvense cv. Esla for 3 and 6 d in darkness on the chemical composition and nutritive utilization of protein and carbohydrates. METHODS Nutritional assessment of protein and carbohydrates was based on chemical analysis of raw and germinated pea flours and in vitro and in vivo rat(More)
The effect of intracerebroventricular or intraperitoneal administration of cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN 55,212-2 or inverse agonist AM 251 on food intake and extracellular levels of serotonin and acetic acid 5-hydroxy-indol from presatiated rats was studied. Compared to the vehicle-injected control, the intracerebroventricular administration of WIN(More)
A 1.2 kb DNA fragment coding for the pro-peptide and mature keratinase from Bacillus licheniformis PWD-1 (kerA) was cloned into vectors pPICZαA and pGAPZαA for extracellular expression in the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris. Recombinant keratinase was secreted by the pPICZαA-kerA transformants 24 h after methanol induction of shake-flask cultures, and(More)
We analyzed the effects of high-intensity exercise (HIE) and anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) on brain redox status. 40 male Wistar rats were randomly distributed in 4 experimental groups (n=10) with or without HIE and with or without weekly Stanozolol administration. Thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARs) and protein carbonyl content (PCC) were(More)
Selenium-dependent glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) protects against reactive-oxygen-species (ROS)-induced oxidative stress in vivo, but its role in coping with reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is unclear. Our objective was to compare the protection of GPX1 against cytotoxicity of superoxide generator diquat (DQ), NO donor S-nitroso-N-acetyl-penicillamine(More)
Consumption of high-protein (HP) diets is postulated to exert a negative influence on bone and renal health. However, no conclusive evidence has been presented related to this issue or to the potential protective action of resistance training on HP-induced systemic effects. We examined the effects of HP diet consumption on food intake, body-weight gain,(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Quercetin is a natural polyphenolic compound currently under study for its ergogenic capacity to improve mitochondrial biogenesis. Sedentary mice have exhibited increased endurance performance, but results are contradictory in human models. METHODS We examined the effects of six weeks of endurance training and quercetin(More)