HOT articles in Food & Function

Take a look at our recent HOT Food & Function articles. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Monday 13th October 2014.

Oolong, black and pu-erh tea suppresses adiposity in mice via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase
Yoko Yamashita, Liuqing Wang, Lihua Wang, Yuki Tanaka, Tianshun Zhang and Hitoshi Ashida
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00095A

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New insights into the effects of formulation type and compositional mixtures on the antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of dietary supplements based-on hepatoprotective plants
Carla Pereira, João C. M. Barreira,Ricardo C. Calhelha, Maria João R. P. Queiroz,Lillian Barrosa and   Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2052-2060
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00387J

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Bi-compartmental elderly or adult dynamic digestion models applied to interrogate protein digestibility
Carmit Shani Levi and Uri Lesmes
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00478G

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Food & Function issue 9 is now available online

Issue 9 cover

The front cover features artwork by Jian-Ping Luo from the University of Hefei. His paper with his colleagues investigates the preventive effects of daily supplementation with an homogeneous polysaccharide (DHP) purified from D. huoshanense on ethanol-induced subacute liver injury in mice and its potential mechanisms in liver protection by a proteomic approach.

The article can be read in full below and is free to access for the next 6 weeks:

The effects of daily supplementation of Dendrobium huoshanense polysaccharide on ethanol-induced subacute liver injury in mice by proteomic analysis
Xiao-Yu Wang, Jian-Ping Luo, Rui Chen, Xue-Qiang Zha and He Wang
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2020-2035
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60629E   

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Recommended HOT articles

Our referees have awarded the following Food & Function papers ‘HOT’ article status. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Structural differences of prebiotic oligosaccharides influence their capability to enhance iron absorption in deficient rats
José Moisés Laparra, Marina Díez-Municio, Miguel Herrero and F. Javier Moreno
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00504J

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Glycation is regulated by isoflavones
Jose Manuel Silvan, Chou Srey, Jennifer M. Ames and Maria Dolores del Castillo
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2036-2042
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00260A

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The effect of chicken extract on ERK/CREB signaling is ApoE isoform-dependent
Shan-May Yong, Qi-Rui Ong, Bei-En Siewa and Boon-Seng Wong 
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2043-2051
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00428K

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Top 10 most downloaded Food & Function articles

From April-June this year, our most downloaded Food & Function articles were:

Potential biological fate of ingested nanoemulsions: influence of particle characteristics
David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 202-220
DOI: 10.1039/C1FO10193E

Anti-inflammatory activity of natural dietary flavonoids
Min-Hsiung Pan, Ching-Shu Lai and Chi-Tang Ho 
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 15-31 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00103A 

A standardised static in vitro digestion method suitable for food – an international consensus 
M. Minekus, M. Alminger, P. Alvito, S. Ballance, T. Bohn, C. Bourlieu, F. Carrière, R. Boutrou, M. Corredig, D. Dupont, C. Dufour, L. Egger, M. Golding, S. Karakaya, B. Kirkhus, S. Le Feunteun, U. Lesmes, A. Macierzanka, A. Mackie, S. Marze, D. J. McClements, O. Ménard, I. Recio, C. N. Santos, R. P. Singh, G. E. Vegarud, M. S. J. Wickham, W. Weitschies and A. Brodkorb
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1113-1124 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60702J 

Coffee: biochemistry and potential impact on health 
Iziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier    
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717 
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K 

Nuts, especially walnuts, have both antioxidant quantity and efficacy and exhibit significant potential health benefits 
Joe A. Vinson and Yuxing Cai  
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 134-140 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO10152A 

An update on adding docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) to baby formula 
Emily K. K. Tai, Xiao Bo Wang and Zhen-Yu Chen  
Food Funct., 2013, 4, 1767-1775 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60298B

Transcription profiles of LPS-stimulated THP-1 monocytes and macrophages: a tool to study inflammation modulating effects of food-derived compounds
Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan Mes, Robert A. M. Vreeburg, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers    
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 254-261 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00113A 

Effects of resveratrol on gut microbiota and fat storage in a mouse model with high-fat-induced obesity
Yi Qiao, Jin Sun, Shufang Xia, Xue Tang, Yonghui Shi and Guowei Le  
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1241-1249 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60630A 

Review of in vitro digestion models for rapid screening of emulsion-based systems
David Julian McClements and Yan Li    
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 32-59 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00111B 

Characterization of polarized THP-1 macrophages and polarizing ability of LPS and food compounds 
Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan J. Mes, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers  
Food Funct., 2013, 4, 266-276 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO30156C

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Food & Function issue 8 is now available online

front cover

The front cover features artwork by Alan Crozier from the University of Glasgow who in his review with his colleagues, provides details on the phytochemicals in green coffee beans and the changes that occur during roasting.

The article can be read in full below and is free to access for the next 6 weeks:

Coffee: biochemistry and potential impact on health
Iziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K

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HOT articles

Our referees have awarded the following Food & Function papers ‘HOT’ article status. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Friday 19th September 2014.

Impact of dose on the bioavailability of coffee chlorogenic acids in humans
Angélique Stalmach, Gary Williamson and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1727-1737
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00316K

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Potential bioavailability enhancement of bioactive compounds using food-grade engineered nanomaterials: a review of the existing evidence
Kathleen Oehlke, Marta Adamiuk, Diana Behsnilian, Volker Gräf, Esther Mayer-Miebach, Elke Walz and Ralf Greiner
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1341-1359
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60067J

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Total Food 2014

The Total Food 2014 Conference will be taking place from the 11th–13th November in Norwich, UK.

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste.

Total food 2014 Conference, Norwich, UK November 2014Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event will provide an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations. The 2014 conference will be run by the Institute of Food Research in collaboration with the COST Action Network TD1203 Food waste valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels (EUBis), and will comprise plenary lectures, short talks, poster sessions, and focussed workshops. The conference is currently open for registration and abstracts can be accepted for poster presentation.

For more details about the conference and to register, please visit the website: http://www.ifr.ac.uk/totalfood2014/

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The 14th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference (INDC 2014)

The 14th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference (INDC 2014) will be taking place in Prague, Czech Republic from 2–5th September 2014. The INDC is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics. The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to bridge the gaps between the specialists and fields of science as diverse as nutrition, clinical biochemistry, food technology, analytical chemistry and medicine.

Topics to be covered at the conference include:

- Novel trends in food processing and diagnostics (nanotechnology, etc.)
- Food safety
- Food microbiology (including antibiotic resistance)
- Functional foodsInternational Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2014 INDC
- Food supplements
- Phytochemicals and natural antioxidants
- Nutrition and health
- Foodborne diseases
- Food chain and gut ecology
- Nutrition and development of immunity
- Nutrition and microbiota
- Nutrition related diseases
- Nutrition and clinical diagnostics

…and much more.

Confirmed speakers include:
Regan Bailey, National Institute of Health, USA
Martin Bergö, Sahlgrenska Cancer Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
Igor Bondarenko, North West Research Centre for Hygiene and Public Health, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pavel Dostálek, Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
David Friedecký, University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic
Andrzej Gamian, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Diego García Díaz, Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Chile

…plus many others: click here for further details.

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the website: www.indc.cz

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HOT articles for August

Our referees have recommended the following Food & Function ‘HOT’ articles. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Tuesday 2nd September 2014.

Transport of hop aroma compounds across Caco-2 monolayers
A. Heinlein, M. Metzger, H. Walles and A. Buettner
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60675A

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Complex coacervation with whey protein isolate and gum arabic for the microencapsulation of omega-3 rich tuna oil
Divya Eratte, Bo Wang, Kim Dowling, Colin. J. Barrow and Benu P. Adhikari
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00296B

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The effect of dietary α-lipoic acid, betaine, L-carnitine, and swimming on the obesity of mice induced by a high-fat diet
Aera Jang, Dongwook Kim, Ki-Seung Sung, Samooel Jung, Hyun Joo Kim and Cheorun Jo
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1966-1974
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00246F

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Food & Function issue 7 is now available online

front cover

The front cover features artwork by David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao from Massachusetts, USA. In their work, they research how the oral bioavailability of many lipophilic bioactive agents (pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals) is limited due to various physicochemical and physiological processes. Excipient foods can be designed to improve the oral bioavailability of these bioactive agents.

Read the article in full below– it’s free to access for the next six weeks:

Excipient foods: designing food matrices that improve the oral bioavailability of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao  
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1320-1333
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00100A

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