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July’s 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 Thursday 21st August 2014.

Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?
Iziar A. Ludwig, Pedro Mena, Luca Calani, Concepción Cid, Daniele Del Rio, Michael E. J. Lean and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1718-1726
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00290C

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Resveratrol prevents cigarette smoke induced keratinocytes damage
Claudia Sticozzi, Franco Cervellati, Ximena Maria Muresan, Carlo Cervellati and Gisueppe Valacchi 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00407H


Bioavailability and metabolism of hydroxycinnamates in rats fed with durum wheat aleurone fractions
Luca Calani, Fayçal Ounnas, Patricia Salen, Christine Demeilliers, Letizia Bresciani, Francesca Scazzina, Furio Brighenti, Camilla Melegari, Alan Crozier, Michel de Lorgeril and Daniele Del Rio
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1738-1746
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00328D

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Coffee cup confusion

The amount of caffeine in coffee varies depending on preparation conditions - research by Alan Crozier

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Health-related headlines often cite coffee as either a caffeinated curse or cure-all, with lines such as ‘x cups of coffee a day could lower or raise your risk of disease y’. But a new study into the caffeine and caffeoylquinic acid (CQA) content of various European coffees has again shown the huge variety in what ‘a cup of coffee’ means chemically, and how easy it can be for pregnant women to exceed the recommended 200mg of caffeine a day.

In a non-funded project – ‘curiosity driven research,’ is how group leader, Alan Crozier from the University of Glasgow, UK, describes it – the team measured the caffeine-to-CQA ratio in over 100 espressos. This expanded their previous study on coffees in Scotland. Crozier says a co-worker’s home town in Italy yielded the most consistent cups of coffee of the project. What with this, and research group member Iziar Ludwig’s trips back to Spain, there was no shortage of brews to analyse.

Read more about this work in the full Chemistry World story by Jenifer Mizen.

Read the original research, published in Food & Function, it’s free to access until the 1st September.

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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 Friday 11th July 2014.

Protective effects of diphenylheptanes from Curcuma phaeocaulis Val. on H2O2 induced cell injury
Yun-Fang Hao, Chuan-Li Lu, Dong-Jun Li, Liang Zhu, Jian-Guo Jiang and Jin-Hua Piao
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60687B

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A methanolic extract of Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body inhibits the growth of a gastric cancer cell line and affects cellular autophagy and cell cycle
Marta Oliveira, Filipa S. Reis, Diana Sousa, Catarina Tavares, Raquel T. Lima, Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira, Tiago dos Santos and M. Helena Vasconcelos
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00258J

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A shortcut to wide-ranging biological actions of dietary polyphenols: modulation of the nitrate–nitrite–nitric oxide pathway in the gut
Bárbara S. Rocha, Carla Nunes, Cassilda Pereira, Rui M. Barbosa and João Laranjinha
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00124A

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More HOT Food & Function papers…

Our referees have spoken yet again and selected the second batch of HOT Food & Function papers for the month of April. Please take a look below and remember that these are free to access for the next 4 weeks! 

Chalcones suppress fatty acid-induced lipid accumulation through a LKB1/AMPK signaling pathway in HepG2 cells
Tianshun Zhang, Norio Yamamoto and Hitoshi Ashida
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60694E
 

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Clustering effects on postprandial insulin secretion and sensitivity in response to meals with different fatty acid compositions
Beatriz Bermudez, Almudena Ortega-Gomez, Lourdes M. Varela, Jose Villar, Rocio Abia, Francisco J. G. Muriana and Sergio Lopez
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00067F

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A standardised static in-vitro digestion method suitable for food – an international consensus
André Brodkorb, et al.
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60702J

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Hot Food & Function papers!

Please take a look at our referee recommended ‘HOT’ papers in Food & Function which are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

Phenolic extracts of Rubus ulmifolius Schott flowers: characterization, microencapsulation and incorporation into yogurts as nutraceutical sources
Ana Martins, Lillian Barros, Ana Maria Carvalho, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Isabel P. Fernandes, Filomena Barreiro and Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60721F

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Glucosinolates from pak choi and broccoli induce enzymes and inhibit inflammation and colon cancer differently
Doris Lippmann, Carsten Lehmann, Simone Florian, Gitte Barknowitz, Michael Haack, Inga Mewis, Melanie Wiesner, M. Schreiner, Hans-Rudolf Glatt, R. Brigelius-Flohe and Anna Patricia Kipp  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60676G, Paper

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The action of JAK, SMAD and ERK signal pathways on hepcidin suppression by polysaccharides from Angelica sinensis in rats with iron deficiency anemia
Yu Zhang, Yao Cheng, Na Wang, Qilin Zhang and Kaiping Wang  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00006D, Paper

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Hot papers in Food & Function

Here are the latest hot papers published in Food & Function, as recommended by the referees:

S-Methyl cysteine enhanced survival of nerve growth factor differentiated PC12 cells under hypoxic conditions
Chun-lin Liu, Te-chun Hsia and Mei-chin Yin  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60689A


Differential protective effects of red wine polyphenol extracts (RWEs) on colon carcinogenesis
Frédéric Mazué, Dominique Delmas, Genoveva Murillo, Diana Saleiro, Emeric Limagne and Norbert Latruffe  
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60417A

Both the papers listed above are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

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Efficacy evaluation of a Chinese bitter tea (Ilex Latifolia Thunb.) via analyses on its main components
Ting Hu, Xiao-Wei He, Jian-Guo Jiang and Xi-Lin Xu  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60603A

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Grain sorghum muffin reduces glucose and insulin responses in men
Nicole M. Poquette, Xuan Gu and Sun-Ok Lee  
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60432B  

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A novel mechanism for momordin Ic-induced HepG2 apoptosis: involvement of PI3K- and MAPK-dependent PPARγ activation
Jing Wang, Li Yuan, Haifang Xiao, Chan Wang, Chunxia Xiao, Yutang Wang and Xuebo Liu  
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60558B 

 

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All the papers listed above are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

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Food & Function issue 3 is now available online

Issue 3 of Food & Function is now available ro read online.

Food & Function issue 3 coverThe front cover this month features work by David Heber and co-workers from Los Angeles, USA. In their work they study the effects and side-effects of  xylooligosacharide, a prebiotic, on gastrointestinal microbiota.

Read the article in full – it’s free to access for the next six weeks:
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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Hot papers in Food & Function

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A novel mechanism for momordin Ic-induced HepG2 apoptosis: involvement of PI3K-and MAPK-dependent PPARγ activation
Jing Wang, Li Yuan, Haifang Xiao, Chan Wang, Chunxia Xiao, Yutang Wang and Xuebo Liu 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60558B  

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Protective effect of Cichorium glandulosum seeds from ultraviolet B-induced damage in rat liver mitochondria
Bo Huang, Yuxin Chen, Bingxin Ma, Gao Zhou, Jing Tong, Jingsheng He and Y. Wang 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60466G  

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Both the papers listed above are free to access for the next 4 weeks!

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Flavonoids from persimmon (Diospyros kaki) leaves (FPL) attenuate H2O2-induced apoptosis in MC3T3-E1 cells via the NF-κB pathway
Lijun Sun, Jianbao Zhang, Kun Fang, Yan Ding, Liyu Zhang and Yali Zhang  
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60522A, Paper

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Differential protective effects of red wine polyphenol extracts (RWE) in colon carcinogenesis
Norbert Latruffe, Dominique Delmas, Frederic Mazue, Genoveva Murillo, Diana Saleiro and Emeric Limagne  
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60417A, Paper

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