Journal of Functional Foods

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Sze Wing Ho, Hani El-Nezami, Nagendra P. ShahAbstractCitrulline is a precursor of arginine and is believed to have the same beneficial effects as arginine. Lactobacillus helveticus ASCC 511 (LH511) utilizes arginine to produce extra energy for cell growth via arginine deiminase (ADI) pathway. Supplementation of both citrulline and LH511 is considered to be beneficial to intestinal...
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 03:48
Author(s): Monique Ellen Torres da Silva, Kely de Paula Correa, Marcio Arêdes Martins, Sérgio Luis Pinto da Matta, Hércia Stampini Duarte Martino, Jane Sélia dos Reis CoimbraAbstractThe present study evaluated the safety of dietary administration of the microalga Scenedesmus obliquus at high doses, the influence on blood biochemical profile, and in vivo protein quality in male Wistar rats. The...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Menglu Xi, Qi Yao, Wupeng Ge, Ying Chen, Binyun Cao, Zhongfu Wang, Xiuxiu Cui, Qiwu SunAbstractEnterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an important pathogen causing diarrhea in humans. Finding natural, safe and effective functional ingredients to replace antibiotics is an important direction for preventing and treating E. coli infection and protecting intestinal health. However, it...
Sun, 11/17/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): An Liu, Zhihua Gong, Ling Lin, Wei Xu, Tuo Zhang, Sheng Zhang, Yinhua Li, Jinhua Chen, Wenjun XiaoAbstractl-theanine, a non-protein-derived amino acid, is widely used as a functional ingredient in foods. Here, we evaluated the in vivo effects of l-theanine on glutamine metabolism in healthy rats and in a stressed rat model, which was established by infecting rats with enterotoxigenic...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Lun Zhang, Shuiqing Gui, Jian Wang, Qingru Chen, Jiali Zeng, Along Liu, Zhaoxia Chen, Xuemei LuAbstractFood and feed contamination caused by Salmonella typhimurium has led to serious economic losses and healthy problems worldwide, including particularly gastroenteritis and diarrheal diseases related to ileal injury and intestinal flora disorder. Tea polyphenols (TP), a class of natural...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Cuie Tang, Bijun Xie, Qi Zong, Zhida SunAbstractThe protective effects of the oligomeric proanthocyanidins from lotus seedpod (LSPC) and probiotics (Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG and Bifidobacterium Bb-12) were evaluated in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infected diarrhea mice. In normal mice, LSPC, LGG and Bb-12 showed no intestinal injury effect. In the prophylactic groups fed...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Zhenghua Huang, Hailong Peng, Yong Sun, Xuemei Zhu, Hua Zhang, Li Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Hua XiongAbstractThis study aimed to evaluate the beneficial effects of novel hydrolysates produced by limited enzymatic broken rice (HEBR) on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, and gut microbiota of weaned piglets. During the enzymatic hydrolysis, the primary component of HEBR was...