BACCHUS Publications


Cell Systems to Investigate the Impact of Polyphenols on Cardiovascular Health

Charlotte Grootaert and colleagues from Ghent (BE) and Istanbul Technical Universities (TR) have reviewed the literature concerning cell culture models for polyphenols and cardiovascular disease research … read more

Identifying the limits for ellagic acid bioavailability: A crossover pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers after consumption of pomegranate extracts 

Antonio González-Sarrías and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC and the Catholic University of San Antonio(ES) have examined factors contributing to ellagic acid bioavailability in order to evaluate whether this can be improved … read more

Anthocyanin Absorption and Metabolism by Human Intestinal Caco-2 Cells—A Review

Researchers at Ghent University (BE) have reviewed the literature describing the Caco-2 cell models for testing the bioactive properties of anthocyanins and their beneficial health effects in humans … read more

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Time Course Production of Urolithins from Ellagic acid by Human Gut Microbiota

Garcia-Villalba and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC (ES) have conducted a study using detailed experiments in vitro and in vivo to identify the intermediary and final catabolites of ellagic acid in the human gut … read more

 

Potent inhibition of VEGFR-2 activation by tight binding of green tea epigallocatechin gallate and apple procyanidins to VEGF: Relevance to angiogenesis

Christina W. A. Moyle and colleagues from the Institute of Food Research (IFR, UK) have demonstrate for the first time that VEGF is a key molecular target for specific polyphenols found in tea, apples and … read more

 

Interindividual variability in the human metabolism of ellagic acid: Contribution of Gordonibacter to urolithin production

Maria Romo-Vaquero and colleagues from the CEBAS-CSIC (ES) have examined the role of Gordonibacter and other human gut bacteria in human health … read more

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Biological Significance of Urolithins, the Gut Microbial Ellagic Acid-Derived Metabolites: The Evidence So Far

Juan Carlos Espín and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC (ES) have reviewed literature describing urolithin metabolites production by gut microbiota, their absorption, tissue distribution and pharmacokinetics, and … read more

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Ellagic Acid Metabolism by Human Gut Microbiota: Consistent Observation of Three Urolithin Phenotypes in Intervention Trials, Independent of Food Source, Age, and Health Status

Francesco Tomás-Barberán and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC(ES) have described three phenotypes for urolithin production, after intake of ellagitannin and ellagic acid. The proposed phenotypes could explain inter-individual variability … read more

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Inhibition of VEGF Signaling by Polyphenols in Relation to Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease in Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research

Rebecca Edwards and Paul Kroon with colleagues from the Institute of Food Research (UK) have reviewed the literature describing the potential for polyphenols to influence atherosclerosis … read more

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Validated Method for the characterization and quantification of extractable and non-extractable ellagitannins after acid hydrolysis in pomegranate fruits, juices, and extracts

Rocio Garcia-Villalba and colleagues from CEBAS-CSIC (ES) have developed a new method for the analysis of the extractable and non-extractable ellagitannins, based on the quantification of acid hydrolysis products … read more

 

Nutrition and health claims in practice

Judith Buttriss, Director General at the British Nutrition Foundation (UK) describes progress with implementation of the EU nutrition and health claims process, which covers all foods, drinks and dietary supplements sold in the EU and was established to ensure that claims about the nutritional or health attributes of products are substantiated by robust scientific evidence and can be relied upon by consumers … read more

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The cardiovascular benefits of dark chocolate

Asimina Kerimi and Gary Williamson from the University of Leeds (UK) have found that human intervention studies analysing chocolate consumption are complicated by metabolic dysfunction amongst participants and limited molecular knowledge of flavanols. Their review concluded that future research on chocolate should focus on the effects of individual components on human health … read more

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Bioactive Peptides in Cereals and Legumes: Agronomical, Biochemical and Clinical Aspects

Arrigo F. G. Cicero and colleagues from the Departments of Life Quality Studies, Agricultural Sciences and Medicine and Surgery from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (IT) have conducted a review examining approaches for assessing effects of bioactive peptides from cereals and legumes. They determined that the best in vivo methods used activity-guided fractionation, where separation of protein-digested fractions is combined with an evaluation of specific biological activity in vivo … read more

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Targeted metabolic profiling of pomegranate polyphenols and urolithins in plasma, urine and colon tissues from colorectal cancer patients

Maria Nunez-Sanchez and colleagues from Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods (Campus de Espinardo, ES) and the Nutrition, Digestion, Surgery and Anatomical Pathology Services (Hospital Reina Sofia, Murcia, ES) found that colorectal cancer cells taken from patients who had consumed pomegranate extract (PE) contained bioactive polyphenols, such as ellagic acid (EA) and urolithins … read more

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Lunasin in wheat: A chemical and molecular study on its presence or absence

Giovanni Dinelli and colleagues from Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (IT), Bioaesis (IT) and Kamut International (USA) have confirmed there is no lunasin, nor any lunasin-like compound(s) with similar molecular weight(s), present in various wheat genotypes … read more

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Optimisation of a simple and reliable label-free methodology for the relative quantitation of raw pork meat proteins

Marta Gallego and colleagues from Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC) (ES) have developed a rapid, simple, and reliable method to quantify changes in protein abundance in meat. This method will help identify bioactive proteins with potential health benefits. Proteomics is the study of the entire complement of proteins that is or can be expressed by a cell, tissue or organism … read more

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Stability of ACE inhibitory ham peptides against heat treatment and in vitro digestion

Elizabeth Escudero, Leticia Mora, Fidel Toldrá from Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC, ES) have confirmed that peptides from dry-cured Designation of Origin of Teruel ham (D.O. Teruel, Spain) are stable after processing and digestion, and retain powerful Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity. Dietary proteins can help maintain or improve health following processing or digestion … read more

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Molecular structure-function relationship of dietary polyphenols for inhibiting VEGF-induced VEGFR-2

The Polyphenols and Health Group, led by Dr Paul Kroon, from the Institute of Food Research (UK), and Ana Cerezo from Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia (Universidad de Sevilla, ES) have shown that some polyphenols bind directly with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which inhibits atherosclerosis and, therefore, progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) … read more

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Transepithelial transport of dry-cured ham peptides with ACE inhibitory activity through a Caco-2 cell monolayer

Marta Gallego and colleagues from the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC, ES) and the Ghent University (BE) have examined the stability of naturally occurring angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitors in dry-cured ham during intestinal trans-epithelial transport using a Caco-2 cell monolayer…read more

 


Peer Reviewed Publications

Mora L. et al. (2015), A peptidomic approach top study the contribution of added casein proteins to the peptides profile in Spanish dry-fermented sausages, International Journal of Food Microbiology (special issues for meat symposium), 212: 41-48

Kamiloglu S. et al. (2015), Anthocyanin Absorption and Metabolism by human Instestinal Caco-2 Cells – A Review, Int. J. Mol. Sci, 16(9): 21555-21574

Tomás-Barberán F. A. et al. (2013), Biological significance of urolithins, the Gut Microbial Ellagic Acid-derived metabolites: the evidence so far, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/270418

Grootaert C. et al. (2015), Cell Systems to Investigate the Impact of Polyphenols on Cardiovascular Health, Nutrients, 7: 1-28

Tomás-Barberán F. A. et al. (2014), Ellagic Acid Metabolism by Human Gut Microbiota: Consistent Observation of Three Urolithin Phenotypes in Intervention Trials, Independent of Food Source, Age, and Health Status, Agric. Food Chem., 62(28): 6535-6538

Gonzalez-Sarrias A. et al. (2015), Identifying the limits for ellagic acid bioavailability: a crossover pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers after consumption of pomegranate extracts, J. Functional Foods, 19: 225-235

Edwards R. L. et al. (2013), Inhibition of VEGF signalling by polyphenols in relation to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research IV, DOI: 10.1002/9781118329634.ch9

Romo-Vaquero M. et al. (2015), Interindividual variability in the human metabolism of ellagic acid: contribution of Gordonibacter to urolithin production, J. Functional Foods, 17: 785-791

Tomás-Barberán F. A. et al. (2013), Time Course Production of Urolithins from Ellagic acid by Human Gut Microbiota, Agric. Food Chem., 61(37): 8797–8806

Garcia-Villalba, R. et al. (2015), Validated method for the characterization and quantification of extractable and non-extractable ellagitannins after acid hydrolysis in pomegranate fruits, juices, and extracts, Agric. Food Chem., 63(29): 6555–6566

 


Other Dissemination Activities

Toldra F. et al. (2015), 2nd International Symposium on Fermented Meat, Intl. J. Food Micro., 212: 1 doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.06.007