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On the human consumption of the red seaweed dulse (Palmaria palmata (L.) Weber & Mohr)
Data is reported on for amino acid composition, fatty acid profile, vitamin K, iodine, kainic acid, inorganic arsenic, as well as for various heavy metals in samples from Denmark, Iceland, and Maine. Expand
Persistent organohalogen contaminant burdens in Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from the eastern Antarctic sector: a baseline study.
Krill HCB concentrations were comparable to those detected at this trophic level in both the Arctic and temperate northwest Atlantic, lending support for the hypothesis that HCB will approach global equilibrium at a faster rate than other POCs. Expand
Bioactive compounds in cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) kernels: effect of different shelling methods.
Conventional shelling methods revealed a significant reduction, whereas the Flores hand-cracking method exhibited similar levels of carotenoids, thiamin, and unsaturated fatty acids in cashew nuts when compared to raw unprocessed samples. Expand
Brominated flame retardants and other organobromines in Norwegian predatory bird eggs.
The levels in the peregrine falcon are similar to those found earlier in the Baltic region, and the differences between species are not fully explainable, due to lack of data from the major food species. Expand
Detection of hexabromocyclododecane and its metabolite pentabromocyclododecene in chicken egg and fish from the official food control.
  • J. Hiebl, W. Vetter
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
  • 10 April 2007
More attention should be paid to the detection of HBCD and its metabolite PBCDE in chicken eggs, which has not been detected before in any food or environmental sample. Expand
Nutritional value of duckweeds (Lemnaceae) as human food.
The phytosterol content in the fastest growing angiosperm, W. hyalina and W. microscopica, was 50mgg(-1) lipid, however, the content of trace elements can be adjusted by cultivation conditions, and these two species are recommended for human nutrition. Expand
The formation of diselenide bridges in proteins by incorporation of selenocysteine residues: biosynthesis and characterization of (Se)2-thioredoxin.
A system was devised which allows the efficient substitution of cysteine residues in a protein by selenocysteine and the occurrence of diselenide, seleno-sulfur, and disulfide bridges in the purified gene product was revealed by ES/MS and chemical modification studies. Expand
Marine halogenated natural products of environmental relevance.
  • W. Vetter
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Reviews of environmental contamination and…
  • 2006
A wide range and steadily increasing number of halogenated natural products (HNPs) is detected in marine organisms that are not the natural source of these compounds but which have accumulated theseExpand
Synthesis and characterization of 2,3-dibromopropyl-2,4,6-tribromophenyl ether (DPTE) and structurally related compounds evidenced in seal blubber and brain.
In brain samples of the harp seals, DPTE, ATE, and BATE were the most abundant organobromine compounds, whereas polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and MHC-1 were virtually absent, indicating that DPTE was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Expand
Sponge halogenated natural products found at parts-per-million levels in marine mammals.
The quantitative determination ofBC-2 in blubber of marine mammals from Africa and the Antarctic suggests that BC-2 is widespread, and is direct proof that marine biota can produce persistent organic chemicals that accumulate to substantial concentrations in higher trophic organisms. Expand