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Vinorama isolectins (VL2-VL4) were purified from seeds of Acacia constricta (vinorama) using affinity chromatography on a fetuin-fractogel column followed by cationic-exchange chromatography. Each isolectin fraction presented a characteristic isoelectric point range from 5.5 to 8.4. Under native conditions, VL containing fractions migrated as tetramers of(More)
Alpha amylase inhibitor from Palo Fierro seeds (alphaAI-PF) was purified using affinity chromatography on a fetuin-fractogel column followed by anionic exchange chromatography. AlphaAI-PF has a molecular mass of 77kDa with two subunits (15.8 and 17.4 kDa), it is nonglycosylated and has pI of 4.7. AlphaAI-PF inhibited porcine pancreatic alpha-amylase (PPA)(More)
Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boheman) is the main pest of common beans (Phaselous vulgaris). Some wild legume seeds may contain lectins with insecticidal activities against this insect. The larval developments of Z. subfasciatus on seeds of Olneya tesota (a desert wild legume) and on artificial seeds containing purified PF2 lectin were evaluated. PF2(More)
OBJECTIVES The origin of the elevation of serum immunoglobulin A1 (IgA1) in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is unsettled. The aim of this study was to address the carbohydrate changes of serum IgA1 from patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, as a possible cause of the elevation. DESIGN AND METHODS IgA1 was purified from sera of 6 DM patients and 4 healthy(More)
There has been substantial interest in phytoestrogens, because of their potential effect in reducing cancer and heart disease risk. Measuring concentrations of phytoestrogens in urine is an alternative method for conducting epidemiological studies. Our objective was to evaluate the urinary excretion of phytoestrogens as biomarkers for dietary phytoestrogen(More)
Quercetin-3-O-rutinoside (rutin), quercetin-3-O-glucoside (isoquercetin) and quercetin have shown antioxidant, cytoprotective, vasoprotective, antiproliferative and antiinflammatory properties. The aim of this work was to determine the conversion of rutin to isoquercetin and quercetin during the production of poly(l-lactic acid) films with potential to(More)
The apple is a food rich in diverse classes of polyphenols (PP), among which the proanthocyanidins (PCs), which are primarily concentrated in the skin, are one of the most abundant. These compounds are of considerable interest for their possible positive health effects because of their antioxidant properties. However, depending on the classes of PP present(More)
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