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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109977/c-fos-expression-in-the-parabrachial-nucleus-following-intraoral-bitter-stimulation-in-the-rat-with-dietary-induced-zinc-deficiency
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Akiyo Kawano, Shiho Honma, Chizuko Inui-Yamamoto, Akira Ito, Hitoshi Niwa, Satoshi Wakisaka
Zinc deficiency causes various symptoms including taste disorders. In the present study, changes in expression of c-Fos immunoreactivity in neurons of the parabrachial nucleus (PBN), one of the relay nuclei for transmission of gustatory information, after bitter stimulation to the dorsal surface of the tongue were examined in zinc-deficient rats. Experimental zinc-deficient animals were created by feeding a low-zinc diet for 4 weeks, and showed the following symptoms of zinc deficiency: low body weight, low serum zinc content and behavioral changes to avoid bitter stimulation...
January 18, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108883/rapid-solid-liquid-dynamic-extraction-rslde-a-new-rapid-and-greener-method-for-extracting-two-steviol-glycosides-stevioside-and-rebaudioside-a-from-stevia-leaves
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Monica Gallo, Manuela Vitulano, Anna Andolfi, Marina DellaGreca, Esterina Conte, Martina Ciaravolo, Daniele Naviglio
Stevioside and rebaudioside A are the main diterpene glycosides present in the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is used in the production of foods and low-calorie beverages. The difficulties associated with their extraction and purification are currently a problem for the food processing industries. The objective of this study was to develop an effective and economically viable method to obtain a high-quality product while trying to overcome the disadvantages derived from the conventional transformation processes...
January 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101344/evaluation-of-pharmacological-relaxation-effect-of-the-natural-product-naringin-on-in-vitro-cultured-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-and-in-vivo-ovalbumin-induced-asthma-balb-c-mice
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Yue Wang, Yun Lu, Mingzhi Luo, Xiaohao Shi, Yan Pan, Huilong Zeng, Linhong Deng
Asthma has become a common chronic respiratory disease worldwide and its prevalence is predicted to continue increasing in the next decade, particularly in developing countries. A key component in asthma therapy is to alleviate the excessive bronchial airway narrowing ultimately due to airway smooth muscle contraction, which is often facilitated by a smooth muscle relaxant, such as the β2-adrenergic agonists. Recently, bitter taste receptor (TAS2R) agonists, including saccharin and chloroquine, have been found to potently relax the airway smooth muscle cells (ASMCs) via intracellular Ca(2+) signaling...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099851/a-molecular-and-cellular-context-dependent-role-for-ir76b-in-detection-of-amino-acid-taste
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Anindya Ganguly, Lisa Pang, Vi-Khoi Duong, Angelina Lee, Hanni Schoniger, Erika Varady, Anupama Dahanukar
Amino acid taste is expected to be a universal property among animals. Although sweet, bitter, salt, and water tastes have been well characterized in insects, the mechanisms underlying amino acid taste remain elusive. From a Drosophila RNAi screen, we identify an ionotropic receptor, Ir76b, as necessary for yeast preference. Using calcium imaging, we identify Ir76b(+) amino acid taste neurons in legs, overlapping partially with sweet neurons but not those that sense other tastants. Ir76b mutants have reduced responses to amino acids, which are rescued by transgenic expression of Ir76b and a mosquito ortholog AgIr76b...
January 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098943/a-survey-of-the-peptide-profile-in-prato-cheese-as-measured-by-maldi-ms-and-capillary-electrophoresis
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Débora Parra Baptista, Francisca Diana da Silva Araújo, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Mirna Lúcia Gigante
In this study, we describe the characterization of the peptide profile in commercial Prato cheese by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and capillary electrophoresis (CE). Ten commercial Prato cheese brands were characterized via their physicochemical composition and subjected to fractionation according to solubility at pH 4.6. The pH 4.6 insoluble fraction was evaluated by CE, whereas MALDI-MS was applied to the fraction soluble at pH 4.6 and in 70% ethanol. CE revealed a characteristic pattern of hydrolysis, with formation of para-κ-casein, hydrolysis of αs1 -casein at the Phe23 - Phe24 bond, and hydrolysis of β-casein...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091970/comparison-of-two-adsorbent-based-de-bittering-procedures-for-neem-azadirachta-indica-a-juss-tea-effect-on-polyphenols-anti-oxidant-capacity-color-and-volatile-profile
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Abhinandya Datta, Ingolf U Grün, Misha T Kwasniewski, Lakdas N Fernando
Bitterness reduction, especially of foods and beverages containing phytonutrients, is one of the biggest challenges in the food industry because bitterness has a deleterious effect on the taste profile of foods and beverages. Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is a medicinal tree, indigenous to the Indian-subcontinent, whose medicinal properties have led to it being heralded as the tree which is the "panacea for all diseases". However, neem leaf is extremely bitter, in large part due to its limonoid content, making it unpalatable...
January 14, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089707/understanding-infant-eating-behaviour-lessons-learned-from-observation
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REVIEW
Marion M Hetherington
Observations of human infants during feeding presents a rich source of data to identify the ways in which hunger, appetite and satiety are communicated in early life. Infants signal appetite through their interest or disinterest in food using a series of communication cues from rapid and transient facial expressions to subtle or potent gestures and bodily movements through to vocalisations and eventually speech. Even in the first days of life facial expressions in response to basic tastes are clearly demonstrated and shared between human infants, other primates and the rat...
January 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074885/first-objective-evaluation-of-taste-sensitivity-to-6-n-propylthiouracil-prop-a-paradigm-gustatory-stimulus-in-humans
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Giorgia Sollai, Melania Melis, Danilo Pani, Piero Cosseddu, Ilenia Usai, Roberto Crnjar, Annalisa Bonfiglio, Iole Tomassini Barbarossa
Practical and reliable methods for the objective measure of taste function are critically important for studying eating behavior and taste function impairment. Here, we present direct measures of human gustatory response to a prototypical bitter compound, 6-n-propyltiouracil (PROP), obtained by electrophysiological recordings from the tongue of subjects who were classified for taster status and genotyped for the specific receptor gene (TAS2R38), and in which taste papilla density was determined. PROP stimulation evoked negative slow potentials that represent the summated depolarization of taste cells...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067579/hot-melt-extrusion-microencapsulation-of-quercetin-for-taste-masking
#9
Chia Miang Khor, Wai Kiong Ng, Parijat Kanaujia, Kok Ping Chan, Yuancai Dong
Besides its poor dissolution rate, the bitterness of quercetin also poses a challenge for further development. Using carnauba wax, shellac or zein as the shell-forming excipient, this work aimed to microencapsulate quercetin by hot-melt extrusion for taste-masking. In comparison with non-encapsulated quercetin, the microencapsulated powders exhibited significantly reduced dissolution in the simulated salivary pH 6.8 medium indicative of their potentially good taste-masking efficiency in the order of zein > carnauba wax > shellac...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065397/sensory-active-piperine-analogues-from-macropiper-excelsum-and-their-effects-on-intestinal-nutrient-uptake-in-caco-2%C3%A2-cells
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Katja Obst, Barbara Lieder, Katharina V Reichelt, Michael Backes, Susanne Paetz, Katrin Geißler, Gerhard Krammer, Veronika Somoza, Jakob P Ley, Karl-Heinz Engel
The phytochemical profile of Macropiper excelsum (G.Forst.) Miq. subsp. excelsum (Piperaceae), a shrub which is widespread in New Zealand, was investigated by LC-MS-guided isolation and characterization via HR-ESI-TOF-MS and NMR spectroscopy. The isolated compounds were sensorily evaluated to identify their contribution to the overall taste of the crude extract with sweet, bitter, herbal and trigeminal impressions. Besides the known non-volatile Macropiper compounds, the lignans (+)-diayangambin and (+)-excelsin, four further excelsin isomers, (+)-diasesartemin, (+)-sesartemin, (+)-episesartemin A and B were newly characterized...
January 5, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062485/activation-of-bitter-taste-receptors-in-pulmonary-nociceptors-sensitizes-trpv1-channels-through-plc-and-pkc-signaling-pathway
#11
Qihai Gu, Deanna S Joe, Carolyn A Gilbert
Bitter taste receptors (T2Rs), a G-protein-coupled receptor family capable of detecting numerous bitter-tasting compounds, have recently been shown to be expressed and play diverse roles in many extraoral tissues. Here we report the functional expression of T2Rs in rat pulmonary sensory neurons. In anesthetized spontaneously breathing rats, intratracheal instillation of T2Rs agonist chloroquine (10 mM, 0.1 ml) significantly augmented chemoreflexes evoked by right-atrial injection of capsaicin, a specific activator for transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1); whereas intravenous infusion of chloroquine failed to significantly affect capsaicin-evoked reflexes...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056649/taste-quality-confusions-influences-of-age-smoking-ptc-taster-status-and-other-subject-characteristics
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Richard L Doty, Jonathan H Chen, Jane Overend
Many persons misidentify the quality of taste stimuli, a phenomenon termed "taste confusion." In this study of 1000 persons, we examined the influences of age, sex, causes of chemosensory disturbances, and genetically determined phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taster status on taste quality confusions for four tastants (sucrose, citric acid, sodium chloride, caffeine). Overall, sour-bitter confusions were most common (19.3%), followed by bitter-sour (11.4%), salty-bitter (7.3%), salty-sour (7.0%), bitter-salty (3...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053191/extraoral-bitter-taste-receptors-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Ping Lu, Cheng-Hai Zhang, Lawrence M Lifshitz, Ronghua ZhuGe
Bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs or T2Rs) belong to the superfamily of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors, which are the targets of >50% of drugs currently on the market. Canonically, T2Rs are located in taste buds of the tongue, where they initiate bitter taste perception. However, accumulating evidence indicates that T2Rs are widely expressed throughout the body and mediate diverse nontasting roles through various specialized mechanisms. It has also become apparent that T2Rs and their polymorphisms are associated with human disorders...
January 4, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045639/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-glossopharyngeal-nerve-taste-in-children-with-recurrent-acute-tonsillitis
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Courtney A Hill, Suveera Dang, Michael Beach, Eunice Y Chen
Objective To compare glossopharyngeal taste between healthy children and those with recurrent acute tonsillitis. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Pediatric clinics in a tertiary care medical center and satellite location. Subjects and Methods Smell and taste testing was administered to 80 well children and 64 children with recurrent acute tonsillitis (age range, 6-17 years). Smell testing was performed with the NIH Toolbox Odor Identification Test, with scores based on national averages for age and sex...
January 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043857/identifying-eating-behavior-phenotypes-and-their-correlates-a-novel-direction-toward-improving-weight-management-interventions
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Sofia Bouhlal, Colleen M McBride, Niraj S Trivedi, Tanya Agurs-Collins, Susan Persky
Common reports of over-response to food cues, difficulties with calorie restriction, and difficulty adhering to dietary guidelines suggest that eating behaviors could be interrelated in ways that influence weight management efforts. The feasibility of identifying robust eating phenotypes (showing face, content, and criterion validity) was explored based on well-validated individual eating behavior assessments. Adults (n = 260; mean age 34 years) completed online questionnaires with measurements of nine eating behaviors including: appetite for palatable foods, binge eating, bitter taste sensitivity, disinhibition, food neophobia, pickiness and satiety responsiveness...
December 30, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041559/the-influence-of-phytochemical-composition-and-resulting-sensory-attributes-on-preference-for-salad-rocket-eruca-sativa-accessions-by-consumers-of-varying-tas2r38-diplotype
#16
Luke Bell, Lisa Methven, Carol Wagstaff
Seven accessions of Eruca sativa ("salad rocket") were subjected to a randomised consumer assessment. Liking of appearance and taste attributes were analysed, as well as perceptions of bitterness, hotness, pepperiness and sweetness. Consumers were genotyped for TAS2R38 status to determine if liking is influenced by perception of bitter compounds such as glucosinolates (GSLs) and isothiocyanates (ITCs). Responses were combined with previously published data relating to phytochemical content and sensory data in Principal Component Analysis to determine compounds influencing liking/perceptions...
May 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027215/complementary-feeding-a-position-paper-by-the-european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-espghan-committee-on-nutrition
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Mary Fewtrell, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Magnus Domellöf, Nicholas Embleton, Nataša Fidler Mis, Iva Hojsak, Jessie M Hulst, Flavia Indrio, Alexandre Lapillonne, Christian Molgaard
: This position paper considers different aspects of complementary feeding (CF), focussing on healthy term infants in Europe. After reviewing current knowledge and practices, we have formulated these recommendations: Timing: Exclusive or full breast-feeding should be promoted for at least 4 months (17 weeks, beginning of the 5th month of life) and exclusive or predominant breast-feeding for approximately 6 months (26 weeks, beginning of the 7th month) is a desirable goal. Complementary foods (solids and liquids other than breast milk or infant formula) should not be introduced before 4 months but should not be delayed beyond 6 months...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026010/temperature-and-light-conditions-at-different-latitudes-affect-sensory-quality-of-broccoli-florets-brassica-oleracea-l-var-italica
#18
Tor J Johansen, Jørgen Ab Mølmann, Gunnar B Bengtsson, Monica Schreiner, Pablo Velasco, Anne L Hykkerud, Elena Cartea, Per Lea, Josefine Skaret, Randi Seljåsen
BACKGROUND: Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) is a popular vegetable grown at a wide range of latitudes. Plants were grown in 2009-2011 in pots with standardized soil, irrigation and nutrient supply at natural temperature and light conditions at four locations (42-70 °N). A descriptive sensory analysis of broccoli florets was performed by a trained panel to examine any differences along the latitudinal gradient for 30 attributes within appearance, odour, taste/flavour and texture...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018000/development-of-protein-fortified-mango-based-ready-to-serve-beverage
#19
Deep N Yadav, R K Vishwakarma, Sanket Borad, Sangita Bansal, Arvind K Jaiswal, Monika Sharma
Fruit drinks contain negligible amount of protein as nutritional component. Fortification of fruit drinks with protein is a challenge due to protein stability in acidic and ionic environment. Mango ready-to-serve (RTS) beverage was fortified with modified whey protein and its rheological properties were studied. Whey protein was hydrolysed with papain to improve its stability in acidic medium. The water holding capacity of whey protein increased about two times after hydrolysis. Hydrolysed and native whey protein was used at 2, 3 and 4% levels for fortification of mango based RTS beverage...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013542/vertebrate-bitter-taste-receptors-keys-for-survival-in-changing-environments
#20
Maik Behrens, Wolfgang Meyerhof
Research on bitter taste receptors has made enormous progress during recent years. Although in the early period after the discovery of this highly interesting receptor family special emphasis was placed on the deorphanization of mainly human bitter taste receptors, the research focus has shifted to sophisticated structure-function analyses, the discovery of small-molecule interactors, and the pharmacological profiling of nonhuman bitter taste receptors. These findings allowed novel perspectives on, for example, evolutionary and ecological questions that have arisen and that are discussed...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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