Maria José Rodríguez-Lagunas

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The transport systems involved in intestinal methionine (Met) absorption are described as Na(+)-dependent and Na(+)-independent mechanisms. However, since recent studies have suggested the importance of the H(+) gradient as a driving force for intestinal nutrient absorption, the aim of the present work was to test whether Met transport across the apical(More)
Interaction between host cells and microbes is known as crosstalk. Among other mechanisms, this takes place when certain molecules of the micro-organisms are recognized by the toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the body cells, mainly in the intestinal epithelial cells and in the immune cells. TLRs belong to the pattern-recognition receptors and represent the(More)
Cocoa powder is a product derived from the beans of the Theobroma cacao tree, which is considered a good source of fiber (26%–40%), proteins (15%–20%), carbohydrates (about 15%) and lipids (10%–24%; generally, 10%–12%). It also contains minerals, vitamins and some bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, fiber, and methylxanthines, as is the case of(More)
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