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Scientific papers

Strawberry Polyphenols Attenuate Ethanol-Induced Gastric Lesions in Rats by Activation of Antioxidant Enzymes and Attenuation of MDA Increase

Jose´ M. Alvarez-Suarez, Dragana Dekanski, Slavica Ristic´, Nevena V. Radonjic´, Natasˇa D. Petronijevic´, Francesca Giampieri, Paola Astolfi, Ana M. Gonza´ lez-Parama´ s, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Sara Tulipani, Jose´ L. Quiles, Bruno Mezzetti, Maurizio Battino 

 

Neuroprotective effect of blackberry (Rubus sp.) polyphenols is potentiated after simulated gastrointestinal digestion

Lucélia Tavares, Inês Figueira, Diana Macedo, Gordon J. McDougall, Maria Cristina Leitão, Helena L.A. Vieira, Derek Stewart, Paula M. Alves, Ricardo B. Ferreira, Cláudia N. Santos 

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Giampieri F., Alvarez-Suarez J.M., Mazzoni L., Forbes-Hernandez T.Y., Gasparrini M., Gonzalez-Paramàs A.M., Santos-Buelga C., Quiles J.L., Bompadre S., Mezzetti B. and Battino M.. Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1939. DOI: 10.1039/c4fo00048j An anthocyanin-rich strawberry extract protects against oxidative stress damage and improves mitochondrial functionality in human dermal fibroblasts exposed to an oxidizing agent

Romanazzi G., Feliziani E., Bautista Banos S., Sivakumar D.. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2014. Shelf life extension of fresh fruit and vegetables by chitosan treatment. 

Landi L., Feliziani E. and Romanazzi G.. J. Agric. Food Chem. March 16, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/jf404423x. Expression of Defense Genes in Strawberry Fruits Treated with Different Resistance Inducers

 Alvarez-Suarez J. M., Giampieri F., Tulipani S., Casoli T., Di Stefano G., González-Paramás A. M., Santos-Buelga C. , Busco F., Quiles J. L., Cordero M. D., Bompadre S., Mezzetti B., Battino M..  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2013.11.002One-month strawberry-rich anthocyanin supplementation ameliorates cardiovascular risk, oxidative stress markers and platelet activation in humans 

Feliziani E., Romanazzi G.. Stewart Postharvest Review 2013, 3:3. doi:10.2212/spr.2013.3.3 ISSN:1945-9656, 2013. Preharvest application of synthetic fungicides and alternative treatments to control postharvest decay of fruit.

Gaston A., Perrotte J., Lerceteau-Köhler E., Petit A., Rousseau-Gueutin M., Hernould M., Rothan C., Denoyes B.. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert047 (in press) 2013. The perpetual flowering and runnering traits in cultivated strawberry are under the control of a single dominant locus which regulates the balance between sexual and asexual plant reproduction.

Gaston A., Perrotte J., Lerceteau-Köhler E., Rousseau-Gueutin M., Petit A.,Hernould M., Rothan C. and Denoyes B.. Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/jxb/ert047 , 2013. PFRU, a single dominant locus regulates the balance between sexual and asexual plant reproduction in cultivated strawberry.

Josuttis M., Verrall S., Stewart D., Krüger E., McDougall G.J.. J Agric Food Chem. 61(4):790-800. doi: 10.1021/jf303725g.2013. Genetic and Environmental Effects on Tannin Composition in Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) Cultivars Grown in Different European Locations. 

Josuttis M, Verrall S, Stewart D, Krüger E, McDougall GJ. J Agric Food Chem. 61, 790-800, 2013. Genetic and environmental effects on tannin composition in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) cultivars grown in different European locations.

Tavares L, Figueira I, McDougall GJ, Vieira HL, Stewart D, Alves PM, Ferreira RB, Santos CN.  Eur. J. Nutr. 52, 225-236, 2013. Neuroprotective effects of digested polyphenols from wild blackberry species.

Vepsäläinen S, Koivisto H, Pekkarinen E, Mäkinen P, Dobson G, McDougall GJ, Stewart D, Haapasalo A, Karjalainen RO, Tanila H, Hiltunen M. J Nutr Biochem. 24, 360-70, 2013. Anthocyanin-enriched bilberry and blackcurrant extracts modulate amyloid precursor protein processing and alleviate behavioral abnormalities in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

 

 

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Sønsteby A. and Heide O. M.. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (2013) 88 (4) 403–408. Variation in seasonal timing of flower bud initiation in black currant (Ribes nigrum L.) cultivars of contrasting geographic origin.

Antonius k., Karhu S., Kaldmäe H., Lacis G., Rugenius R., Baniulis B., Sasnauskas A., Schulte E., Kuras A., Korbin M., Gunnarsson A., Werlemark G., Ryliskis D., Todam-Andersen T., Kokk L., Järve K.. Plant Genetic Resources: characterization and utilization 10 , 1: 70-73. doi:10.1017/s1479262111000980, 2012. Development of the northern european ribes core collection based on a microsatellite (ssr) marker diversity analysis.

Boath AS, Stewart D, McDougall GJ.. Food Chem. 135, 929-36, 2012. Berry components inhibit α-glucosidase in vitro: synergies between acarbose and polyphenols from black currant and rowanberry.

Brown EM, McDougall GJ, Stewart D, Pereira-Caro G, González-Barrio R, Allsopp P, Magee P, Crozier A, Rowland I, Gill CI.. PLoS One. 27, e49740, 2012. Persistence of anticancer activity in berry extracts after simulated gastrointestinal digestion and colonic fermentation.

Dobson P, Graham J, Stewart D, Brennan R, Hackett CA, McDougall GJ. J Agric Food Chem. 60, 5360-5366, 2012. Over-seasons analysis of quantitative trait loci affecting phenolic content and antioxidant capacity in raspberry.

Tavares L, McDougall GJ, Fortalezas S, Stewart D, Ferreira RB, Santos CN. Food Chem. 135, 562-70, 2012. The neuroprotective potential of phenolic-enriched fractions from four Juniperus species found in Portugal.

Torronen, R.; McDougall, G.J.; Dobson, G.; Stewart, D.; Hellstrom, J.; Mattila, P.; Pihlava, J.M.; Karjalainen, R.O.  J. Func. Foods, 4, 746-756, 2012. Fortification of blackcurrant juice with crowberry: impact on polyphenol composition, urinary phenolic metabolites, and postprandial glycemic response in healthy subjects.

Oliveira, P.B. and Dale, A. Journal of Berry Research 42: 77-82, 2012. Corema album a new crop

Jacopo Diamanti, Franco Capocasa, Francesca Balducci, Maurizio Battino, Jim Hancock, Bruno Mezzetti. PLOS ONE (2012). Volume 7, Issue 10, e46470. Increasing Strawberry Fruit Sensorial and Nutritional Quality Using Wild and Cultivated Germplasm

Bruno Mezzetti. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRUIT SCIENCE (2013) Volume 13, Issue 1-2, 60-66, DOI:10.1080/15538362.2012.696987. EUBerry: The Sustainable Improvement of European Berry Production, Quality, and Nutritional Value in a Changing Environment.

Gianfranco Romanazzi, Erica Feliziani, Marilla Santini, Lucia Landi. POSTHARVEST BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY 75 (2013) 24–27. Effectiveness of postharvest treatment with chitosan and other resistanceinducers in the control of storage decay of strawberry.

 

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Francesca Giampieri, Josè M. Alvarez-Suarez, Sara Tulipani, Ana M. Gonzàles-Paramàs, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Stefano Bompadre, JoséL. Quiles, Bruno Mezzetti, Maurizio Battino. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL FOOD CHEMISTRY 60 (9): 2322-7, 2012. Photoprotective Potential of Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) Extract against UV-A Irradiation Damage on Human Fibroblasts.

A. Sønsteby, N. Opstad and O. M. Heide. JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY (2012) 87 (2) 157–164. Effects of summer temperature on growth and flowering in six black currant cultivars (Ribes nigrum L.)

O. M. Heide, A. Sønsteby. SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE 138 (2012) 64–72.Floral initiation in black currant cultivars (Ribes nigrum L.): Effects of plant size, photoperiod, temperature, and duration of short day exposure.

Y. Zorrilla-Fontanesi, J.L. Rambla, A. Cabeza, J. J. Medina, J. F. Sánchez-Sevilla, V. Valpuesta, M. A. Botella, A. Granell,  I Amaya. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY. Published on April 3, 2012, as DOI:10.1104/pp.111.188318. Genetic analysis of strawberry fruit aroma and identification of O-methyltransferase FaOMT as the locus controlling natural variation in mesifurane content

L. Tavares, I. FigueiraG. J. McDougall, H. L. A. Vieira, D. Stewart, P. M. Alves, R. B. Ferreira, C. N. Santos. 2012. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION. DOI: 10.1007/s00394-012-0307-7Online First. Neuroprotective effects of digested polyphenols from wild blackberry species.

F. Giampieri, S. Tulipani, J. M. Alvarez-Suarez , J. L. Quiles, B. Mezzetti, M. Battino. 2012. NUTRITION Vol.28, 919. The strawberry: Composition, nutritional quality, and impact on human health.

M. Josuttis, H. Dietrich, C.-D. Patz and E. Krüger. 2011. JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE & BIOTECHNOLOGY . Vol. 86, (4), 415–421. Effects of air and soil temperatures on the chemical composition of fruit and agronomic performance in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)

E. Krüger, H. Dietrich, M. Hey, C.-D. Patz. 2011. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BOTANY AND FOOD QUALITY. Vol. 84, 40 – 46. Effects of cultivar, yield, berry weight, temperature and ripening stage on bioactive compounds of black currants

Alvarez-SuarezJ. M., Dekanski D., Ristić S., Radonjić N. V., Petronijević N. D., GiampieriF., Astolfi P., González-Paramás A. M., Santos-Buelga C., Tulipani S., Quiles J. L.  , Mezzetti B., BattinoM. 2011. PLOS ONE. Vol. 6, (10), 1 – 11. Strawberry Polyphenols Attenuate Ethanol-Induced Gastric Lesions in Rats by Activation of Antioxidant Enzymes and Attenuation of MDA Increase

Tavares L., Figueira I., Macedo D., McDougall G. J., Leitão M. C., Vieira H. L. A., Stewart D., Alves P. M., Ferreira R. B., Santos C. N., 2011. FOOD CHEMISTRY 131 (2012), 1443–1452. Neuroprotective effect of blackberry (Rubus sp.) polyphenols is potentiated after simulated gastrointestinal digestion

 

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 Zaar A., Dietrich H., Will F., Krüger E.. 42th  Deutscher Lebensmittelchemikertag, Braunschweig, Germany, 16th -18th September. Charakterisierung von Anthocyanen in Himbeerblättern sowie deren Antioxidative Kapazität (Caracterisation of anthocyanins and antioxidative capacity in raspberry leaves

 

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Ružić Dj., Leposavić A., Cerović R., Karaklajić-Stajić Ž., Vujović T., Miletić N., Żurawicz E.. 14th Serbian Congress of Fruit and Grapevine Producers with International Participation, Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia), 9‒12. October 2012. Physiological properties of raspberry and blackberry propagated by in vitro micropropagation and standard techniques.

Zaar, A., Dietrich, H., Krüger-Steden, E.. 41th Lebensmittelchemikertag , Münster, 10-12 September 2012. Impact of environmental traits on antioxidant capacity of raspberry fruits and leaves

Serra D. ,Mateus C. ,Calha I. M.,Figueiredo E.. XV Congresso Ibérico de Entomologia in Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, 2-6 September 2012. Looking at the fauna present in weeds in order to protect a crop nearby in relation to pests -a case study for thrips(Thysanoptera) and their natural enemies in blueberries (Vacciniumsp.)

Parikka P. NJF Report vol 8(7): 91. NJF Seminar 457, 2012, Uppsala, Sweden. (poster abstract). EUBerry-project develops methods for sustainable production of high quality berries in Europe.

 

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Mezzetti B. Proceeding of the 2011 North American Strawberry Symposium, Tampa 8-11 February, 2011. International Journal of Fruit Science, 13:60-66, 2013. EUBerry: the Sustainable Improvement of European Berry Production, Quality and Nutritional Value in a Channing Environment

Parikka P. & Karhu, S. In: Maataloustieteen Päivät 2012, 10.-11.1.2012 Viikki, Helsinki: esitelmä- ja posteritiivistelmät / Toim.Nina Schulman. Suomen maataloustieteellisen seuran tiedote 29: p. 248. (abstract in Finnish) 2012. EUBerry - eurooppalaista laatumarjaa kestävin menetelmin muuttuvassa ilmastossa.

Zaar, H.  Dietrich, E. Krüger-Steden. Open-days of the Research Centre on 3 and 4 September 2011-12-19. Einfluss von Umwelteinflüssen auf den Kohlenhydrathaushalt der Himbeeren sowie auf ihre gesundheitlich relevanten Fruchtinhaltsstoffe

Tavares L, Figueira I, McDougall GJ, Stewart D, Ferreira RB, Santos CN (2011), 2nd Management Committee & Working Group Meetings of COST ACTION FA1005, Le Croisic, France, from 19 to 21 October. Health benefit effect of berries polyphenols after simulated gastrointestinal digestion

Tavares L, Figueira I, Macedo D, McDougall GJ, Leitão MC, Vieira HLA, Stewart D, Alves PM, Ferreira RB, Santos CN (2011), 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Sitges - Barcelona, Spain, from 17 to 20 October. Neuroprotective effect of blackberry (Rubus sp.) polyphenols is potentiated after simulated gastrointestinal digestion

Tavares L, Figueira I, McDougall GJ, Vieira HLA, Stewart D, Alves PM, Ferreira RB, Santos CN (2011), 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Sitges - Barcelona, Spain, from 17 to 20 October. Neuroprotective effects of digested-derived polyphenols from wild Portuguese Rubus sp.