Issue 4 now online!

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The front cover of issue 4 features artwork by Ali A. Moazzami and Jan Frank from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. With their colleagues Ali and Jan use 1H-NMR metabolomics to investigate the biochemical effects in the liver of rats caused by long-term feeding with diets deficient (dVE; α-tocopherol (αT), <1; γ-tocopherol (γT), <1; all values in mg kg−1 diet), marginal (mVE; αT, 6; γT, 11), sufficient (sVE; αT, 12; γT, 24), or fortified with vitamin E (fVE; αT, 140; γT, 24).

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Non-targeted 1H-NMR-metabolomics suggest the induction of master regulators of energy metabolism in the liver of vitamin E-deficient rats
Ali A. Moazzami, Sonja Frank, Antonin Gombert, Nadine Sus, Banu Bayram, Gerald Rimbach and Jan Frank
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 1090-1097
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00947A


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The effect of quercetin and kaempferol aglycones and glucuronides on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-Y)
Karsten Beekmann, Laura Rubió, Laura H. J. de Haan, Lucas Actis-Goretta, Bart van der Burg, Peter J. van Bladeren and Ivonne M. C. M. Rietjens
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 1098-1107
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00076A
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Neuroprotective effect of loganin against Aß25-35-induced injury via NF-?B-dependent signaling pathway in PC12 cells
Hyeri Kim, Kumju Youn, Mok-Ryeon Ahn, Oh Yoen Kim, Woo-Sik Jeong, Chi-Tang Ho and Mira Jun
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 1108-1116
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00055F

Strawberry as a health promoter: an evidence based review
Francesca Giampieri, Tamara Y. Forbes-Hernandez, Massimiliano Gasparrini, José M. Alvarez-Suarez, Sadia Afrin, Stefano Bompadre, Josè L. Quiles, Bruno Mezzetti and Maurizio Battino
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00147A

Is honey able to potentiate the antioxidant and cytotoxic properties of medicinal plants consumed as infusions for hepatoprotective effects?
Carla Pereira, João C. M. Barreira, Ricardo C. Calhelha, Melissa Lopes, Maria João R. P. Queiroz, Miguel Vilas-Boas, Lillian Barros and Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01206B

Comparison of the urinary excretion of quercetin glycosides from red onion and aglycone from dietary supplements in healthy subjects: a randomized, single-blinded, cross-over study
Yuanlu Shi and Gary Williamson
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00155B

Combined heterogeneous distribution of salt and aroma in food enhances salt perception
Marion Emorine, Chantal Septier, Isabelle Andriot, Christophe Martin, Christian Salles and Thierry Thomas-Danguin
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01067A

The ellagic acid-derived gut microbiota metabolite urolithin A potentiates the anticancer effects of 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy in human colon cancer cells
Antonio González-Sarrías, Joao Tomé-Carneiro, Andrea Bellesia, Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán and Juan Carlos Espín
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00120J

Programmed emulsions for sodium reduction in emulsion based foods
Natalie Chiu, Louise Hewson, Ian Fisk and Bettina Wolf
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00079C

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Non-targeted 1H-NMR-metabolomics suggest the induction of master regulators of energy metabolism in the liver of vitamin E-deficient rats

Ali A. Moazzami, Sonja Frank, Antonin Gombert, Nadine Sus, Banu Bayram, Gerald Rimbach and Jan Frank
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00947A

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Food derived microRNAs
Anika E. Wagner, Stefanie Piegholdt, Martin Ferraro, Kathrin Pallauf and Gerald Rimbach
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01119H

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Issue 2 now online!

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The front cover of issue 2 features artwork by Jicheng Zhan from China Agriculture University. With his colleagues his paper demonstrates how Mulberry extract (ME) has been shown to possess beneficial effects towards obesity, but its mechanism is still unclear.

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Mulberry and mulberry wine extract increase the number of mitochondria during brown adipogenesis
Yilin You, Xiaoxue Yuan, Hyuek Jong Lee, Weidong Huang, Wanzhu Jin and Jicheng Zhan
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 401-408
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00719K


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Top ten most accessed Food & Function articles from October to December 2014

From October – December 2014, our most downloaded Food & Function articles were:

Transport of hop aroma compounds across Caco-2 monolayers
A. Heinlein, M. Metzger, H. Walles and A. Buettner
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2719-2730
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60675A

Edible oleogels based on water soluble food polymers: Preparation, characterization and potential application
Ashok R. Patel, Nick Cludts, Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Ans Lesaffer and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2833-2841
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00624K

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

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

Nuts, especially Walnuts, have excellent 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

Coffee: Biochemistry and Potential Impact on Health
ziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K

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

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

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

Xylooligosaccharide increases bifidobacteria but not lactobacilli in human gut microbiota
Sydney M. Finegold, Zhaoping Li, Paula H. Summanen, Julia Downes, Gail Thames, Karen Corbett, Scot Dowd, Michael Krak and David Heber
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 436-445
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60348B

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Functional food microstructures for macronutrient release and delivery
J. E. Norton, Y. Gonzalez Espinosa, R. L. Watson, F. Spyropoulos and I. T. Norton
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00965G

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Selected dietary (poly)phenols inhibit periodontal pathogen growth and biofilm formation
Muhammad Shahzad, Emma Millhouse, Shauna Culshaw, Christine A. Edwards, Gordon Ramage and Emilie Combet
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01087F

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Issue 1 now online

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The front cover of issue 1 features artwork by Ilaria Zanotti and Daniele Del Rio from University of Parma. With their colleagues, their paper collates observations from several epidemiological studies which demonstrates that dietary intake of (poly)phenols from nuts, coffee, cocoa, grapes, and berries may protect against the development of atherosclerosis.

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Atheroprotective effects of (poly)phenols: a focus on cell cholesterol metabolism
Ilaria Zanotti, Margherita Dall’Asta, Pedro Mena, Laura Mele, Renato Bruni, Sumantra Ray and Daniele Del Rio
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 13-31
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00670D


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14th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC)

Lenka Portychová wins Food & Function poster prize for her work entitled Plasma free metanephrines as diagnostic markers of pheochromocytomaThe 14th International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference (INDC) took place in Prague, Czech Republic, from the 1st–4th September 2014. The conference aimed to be an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics.

Food & Function was delighted to award a poster prize at the event. The prize went to Lenka Portychová, pictured, for her work entitled ‘Plasma free metanephrines as diagnostic markers of pheochromocytoma’. Many congratulations to Lenka on receiving this prize.

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Capsaicin, nonivamide and trans-pellitorine decrease free fatty acid uptake without TRPV1 activation and increase acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase activity in Caco-2 cells
Barbara Rohm, Annett Riedel, Jakob P. Ley, Sabine Widder, Gerhard E. Krammer and Veronika Somoza
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00435C

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Sugar-coated: Exopolysaccharide producing lactic acid bacteria for food and human health applications
Paul Ryan, Paul Ross, Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Noel Caplice and Catherine Stanton
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00529E


The Colorants, Antioxidants, and Toxicants from Nonenzymatic Browning Reactions and the Impacts of Dietary Polyphenols on Their Thermal Formation
Xinchen Zhang, Ningping Tao, Xichang Wang, Feng Chen and Mingfu Wang
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00996G

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Issue 12 now online

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 12 features artwork by Jinyong Peng from Dalian Medical University. With his colleagues, Jinyongs paper investigates the protective effects of total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit (RLTS) in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced rats.

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Total saponins from Rosa laevigata Michx fruit attenuates hepatic steatosis induced by high-fat diet in rats
Deshi Dong, Yan Qi, Lina Xu, Lianhong Yin, Youwei Xu, Xu Han, Yanyan Zhaoa and Jinyong Peng
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 3065-3075
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00491D

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