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A novel strategy for improving drying efficiency and quality of cream mushroom soup based on microwave pre-gelatinization and infrared freeze-drying

Wenchao Liu, Min Zhang, Benu Adhikari, Jingjing Chen,

The present study was carried out to achieve a more efficient dehydration process along with low undesirable quality decrease for cream mushroom soup (CMS) by combining microwave pre-gelatinization (MPG) with infrared freeze-drying (IRFD). Wheat flour was gelatinized using a microwave heating unit for different times, and was used in CMS ... Read more >>

(Innovative food science & emerging technologies.)
[2021, 66:Not Available]

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Ultra-high drivability, high-mobility, low-voltage and high-integration intrinsically stretchable transistors.

Weihong Huang, Haoxuan Jiao, Qiuyue Huang, Jiaona Zhang, Min Zhang,

Realizing intrinsically stretchable transistors with high current drivability, high mobility, small feature size, low power and the potential for mass production is essential for advancing stretchable electronics a critical step forward. However, it is challenging to realize these requirements simultaneously due to the limitations of the existing fabrication technologies when ... Read more >>

Nanoscale (Nanoscale)
[2020, 12(46):23546-23555]

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Regulation of wheat germ polysaccharides in the immune response of mice from newborn to adulthood associated with intestinal microbiota.

Liyuan Yun, Wen Li, Yanan Liu, Tao Wu, Min Zhang,

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of wheat germ polysaccharides (WGPs), which are indigestible carbohydrate fibers, on mice in early life, and the changes leading to long-lasting consequences. We determined the influences of early life ceftriaxone and WGP treatment on intestinal microbiota and immunity both in ... Read more >>

Food Funct (Food & function)
[2020, 11(11):9662-9674]

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A single-component yet multifunctional tongue-mimicking sensor array for upconversion fluorescence biosensing.

Qian-Qian Wang, Zheng-Qi Fang, Ya-Ting Wu, Min Zhang, Guoyue Shi,

In this work, we prepared a type of multiplexing upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP). There are three fluorescence emission peaks when our UCNPs are excited with 980 and 808 nm lasers. These fluorescence peaks of UCNPs can be quenched ("turn off") to varying degrees via fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) when the ... Read more >>

Analyst (The Analyst)
[2020, 145(22):7191-7196]

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Lactobacillus rhamnosus LRa05 improves lipid accumulation in mice fed with a high fat diet via regulating the intestinal microbiota, reducing glucose content and promoting liver carbohydrate metabolism.

Mengzhen Sun, Tao Wu, Guohua Zhang, Rui Liu, Wenjie Sui, Maomao Zhang, Jieting Geng, Jinjin Yin, Min Zhang,

To elucidate the anti-obesity effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus LRa05 through the analysis of gut microbiota and liver metabolomics, we investigated changes in gut microbiota and liver metabolomic phenotypes in mice by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing and ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. C57BL/6J male mice were ... Read more >>

Food Funct (Food & function)
[2020, 11(11):9514-9525]

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pH-Responsive aggregates transition from spherical micelles to WLMs induced by hydrotropes based on the dynamic imine bond.

Xin Kang, Wanli Kang, Hongbin Yang, Xiaoyu Hou, Tongyu Zhu, Pengxiang Wang, Menglan Li, Haizhuang Jiang, Min Zhang,

In recent years, the use of dynamic chemical bonds to construct stimulus-responsive micelle systems has received increasing attention. However, current reports focus on the construction of dynamic covalent bond surfactants using dynamic chemical bonds, and the method of applying dynamic covalent bonds to hydrotropes has not been reported yet. In ... Read more >>

Soft Matter (Soft matter)
[2020, 16(42):9705-9711]

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Black garlic melanoidins prevent obesity, reduce serum LPS levels and modulate the gut microbiota composition in high-fat diet-induced obese C57BL/6J mice.

Jianfu Wu, Yanan Liu, Zishan Dou, Tao Wu, Rui Liu, Wenjie Sui, Yan Jin, Min Zhang,

The objective of this study is to assess the potential anti-obesity effects of black garlic melanoidins (MLDs) and gut microbiota changes in an animal model, hypothesizing that the effects of oral administration of MLDs can be partially mediated by the modulation of intestinal microbiota via inhibiting the formation of lipopolysaccharides ... Read more >>

Food Funct (Food & function)
[2020, 11(11):9585-9598]

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Effect of microwave vacuum drying with different auxiliary materials on hygroscopicity and flowability of chicken powder

Xiuxiu Teng, Min Zhang, Bhesh Bhandari, Yaping Liu,

Spray drying (SD) of chicken suspension by the addition of maltodextrin (MD) is a traditional method of producing chicken powder in most of Asia. Hygroscopicity of the powder is the biggest disadvantage of this method. A new method was designed by using microwave vacuum drying (MVD) with MD or gum ... Read more >>

(Food and bioproducts processing.)
[2021, 124:266-277]

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Structure-guided engineering of Pseudomonas dacunhael-aspartate β-decarboxylase for l-homophenylalanine synthesis.

Min Zhang, Pengfei Hu, Yu-Cong Zheng, Bu-Bing Zeng, Qi Chen, Zhi-Jun Zhang, Jian-He Xu,

Structure-guided engineering of Pseudomonas dacunhael-aspartate β-decarboxylase (AspBDC) resulted in a double mutant (R37A/T382G) with remarkable 15 400-fold improvement in specific activity reaching 216 mU mg<sup>-1</sup>, towards the target substrate 3(R)-benzyl-l-aspartate. A novel strategy for enzymatic synthesis of l-homophenylalanine was developed by using the variant as a biocatalyst affording 75% product yield ... Read more >>

Chem Commun (Camb) (Chemical communications (Cambridge, England))
[2020, 56(89):13876-13879]

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Selective C-C bond cleavage of amides fused to 8-aminoquinoline controlled by a catalyst and an oxidant.

Sen Li, Kun Jie, Wenjie Yan, Qingjun Pan, Min Zhang, Yufeng Wang, Zhengjiang Fu, Shengmei Guo, Hu Cai,

Herein, copper-catalyzed direct C-C bond cleavage of amides fused to 8-aminoquinoline as a directing group to form urea in the presence of amines and dioxygen is reported. Compared to the previous C-H aminations of amides via C-H activation, this reaction presents a catalyst and oxidant controlled C-C bond cleavage strategy ... Read more >>

Chem Commun (Camb) (Chemical communications (Cambridge, England))
[2020, 56(89):13820-13823]

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Copper and palladium co-catalyzed highly regio-selective 1,2-hydroarylation of terminal 1,3-dienes.

Rumeng Zhang, Qifan Li, Min Zhang, Sida Chai, Yuqi Duan, Jingfei Su, Qian Zhao, Chun Zhang,

A practical copper and palladium co-catalyzed highly regio-selective hydroarylation of terminal 1,3-dienes has been developed. This chemistry afforded the terminal alkenyl group containing products, which are a kind of versatile precursor for organic synthesis, from 1,3-dienes by a practical one-step reaction. With good functional group tolerance, this protocol could be ... Read more >>

Chem Commun (Camb) (Chemical communications (Cambridge, England))
[2020, 56(88):13551-13554]

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Organic synthesis of fixed CO2 using nitrogen as a nucleophilic center.

Ting-Kai Xiong, Xue-Jun Li, Min Zhang, Ying Liang,

In this review, recent progress in the application of CO2 as an electrophilic reagent and nitrogen as a nucleophilic center under different catalytic conditions in organic synthesis is summarized. The used catalytic methods in the reactions of CO2 and nitrogen are classified as metal catalysis, metal-free catalysis, photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. ... Read more >>

Org Biomol Chem (Organic & biomolecular chemistry)
[2020, 18(39):7774-7788]

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One-step synthesis of composite hydrogel capsules to support liver organoid generation from hiPSCs.

Yaqing Wang, Haitao Liu, Min Zhang, Hui Wang, Wenwen Chen, Jianhua Qin,

Advances in biomaterials, especially in hydrogels, have offered great opportunities for stem cell organoid engineering with higher controllability and fidelity. Here, we propose a novel strategy for one-step synthesis of composite hydrogel capsules (CHCs) that enable engineering liver organoids from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in an oil-free droplet ... Read more >>

Biomater Sci (Biomaterials science)
[2020, 8(19):5476-5488]

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Investigation on evaluating the printable height and dimensional stability of food extrusion-based 3D printed foods

Zhiliang Zheng, Min Zhang, Zhenbin Liu,

3D food printing is an emerging technology with the potential to change people's eating habits. Rheological properties of food inks are critical to their printable behavior in extrusion-based 3D printing, and there is a strong correlation between Low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) parameters and rheological properties. This study aimed to ... Read more >>

(Journal of food engineering.)
[2021, 306:Not Available]

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Fluorescent pattern recognition of metal ions by nanoparticles of bovine serum albumin as a chemical nose/tongue.

Yu-Lin Fan, Yi-Fan Lu, Xu-Yin Ding, Nai-Hong Wang, Feng Xu, Guoyue Shi, Min Zhang,

A sensor array mimicking a chemical nose/tongue based on bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (BSANsn) has been developed for the fluorescence pattern recognition of metal ions in biofluids. Three types of BSANsn (BSANs10, BSANs20, and BSANs40) show the same excitation/emission peak at 478/526 nm. According to the differential fluorescence variation, the ... Read more >>

Analyst (The Analyst)
[2020, 145(19):6222-6226]

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Physicochemical properties, fatty acid compositions, bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and thermal behavior of rice bran oil obtained with aqueous enzymatic extraction

Duoxia Xu, Jia Hao, Zhenhua Wang, Dandan Liang, Junhai Wang, Yinsong Ma, Min Zhang,

Rice bran as a by-product of rice processing can be used to produce oil. Aqueous enzymatic extraction (AEE) of rice bran oil (RBO) was performed in this study. The physicochemical properties, fatty acid compositions, bioactive compounds, antioxidant activity and thermal behavior of AEE-extracted oil (AEEO) were evaluated and compared with ... Read more >>

Lebensm Wiss Technol (Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft + [i.e. und] Technologie.)
[2021, 149:Not Available]

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Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides improves microbiota dysbiosis and liver metabolism imbalance and ameliorates the correlation between dihydroceramide and strains of Firmicutes and Proteobacteria in high fat diet obese mice.

Mengzhen Sun, Qiya Wang, Maomao Zhang, Guohua Zhang, Tao Wu, Rui Liu, Wenjie Sui, Jiaojiao Zhang, Jinjin Yin, Min Zhang,

Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides is widely isolated from fermented foods; however, the underlying molecular mechanism behind its anti-obesity function has rarely been studied. This study aims to explore the role of alterations in gut microbes and liver metabolites mediated by Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides (Tu) in obese mice for a period of 8 weeks ... Read more >>

Food Funct (Food & function)
[2020, 11(8):6855-6865]

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Metabolic remodeling during murine early embryo development

Jing Zhao, Ke Yao, Hua Yu, Ling Zhang, Yuyan Xu, Zeping Hu, Jin Zhang, Lang Chen, Zhen Sun, Yuqing Zhu, Chen Zhang, Yuli Qian, Shuyan Ji, Min Zhang, Jie Chen, Cristina Correia, Taylor Weiskittel, Da-Wei Lin, Sriram Chandrasekaran, Xudong Fu, Dan Zhang, Heng-Yu Fan, Wei Xie, Hu Li, Zeping Hu, Jin Zhang,

During early mammalian embryogenesis, dynamic changes in cell growth and proliferation are tightly linked to the underlying genetic and metabolic regulation. However, our understanding of metabolic reprogramming and its impact on epigenetic regulation in early embryo development remains elusive 1 . Here, we profiled metabolomes of embryos from the 2-cell ... Read more >>

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Robust Immersion and Invariance Adaptive Synchronization Control With Disturbance Observer for Maglev Module With Output Constraint

Jiaqi Liu, Xiangbin Liu, Min Zhang,

Magnetic levitation module is the key component of maglev train that generates the electromagnet force to bear the weight of the vehicle cabin. In this paper, the mathematical model of the levitation module is built as a two-input and two-output coupled system whose state variables include the vertical linear motion ... Read more >>

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Characteristics of immune and inflammatory responses among different age groups of pediatric patients with COVID-19 in China.

Su-Qiong Ji, Min Zhang, Yong Zhang, Kun Xia, Yuan Chen, Qian Chu, Yong-Chang Wei, Fu-Ling Zhou, Bi-Tao Bu, Hong-Lei Tu, Ya-Yun Cao, Li-Ya Hu,

<h4>Background</h4>Severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among pediatric patients are more common in children less than 1 year of age. Our aim is to address the underlying role of immunity and inflammation conditions among different age groups of pediatric patients.<h4>Methods</h4>We recruited pediatric patients confirmed of moderate COVID-19 symptoms, admitted to ... Read more >>

World J Pediatr (World journal of pediatrics : WJP)
[2021, :]

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Effects of paeoniflorin on the activities and mRNA expression of rat CYP1A2, CYP2C11 and CYP3A1 enzymes in vivo.

Sicong Li, Xuting Li, Dingsheng Yuan, Bin Wang, Rui Yang, Min Zhang, Jinliang Li, Fuqiang Zeng,

Paeoniflorin is the major constituent in extracts of the paeony root, the purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of paeoniflorin on the activities and mRNA expression of the rat hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes cytochrome P450 (CYP1A2), CYP2C11 and CYP3A1 <i>in vivo</i>.Sprague-Dawley (SD) male rats were treated with paeoniflorin ... Read more >>

Xenobiotica (Xenobiotica; the fate of foreign compounds in biological systems)
[2021, :1-7]

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Lactobacillus rhamnosus LRa05 Ameliorate Hyperglycemia through a Regulating Glucagon-Mediated Signaling Pathway and Gut Microbiota in Type 2 Diabetic Mice.

Tao Wu, Yongli Zhang, Wen Li, Yunjiao Zhao, Hairong Long, Esther Mwizerwa Muhindo, Rui Liu, Wenjie Sui, Qian Li, Min Zhang,

In this study, we aimed to explore the antidiabetic effects of <i>Lactobacillus rhamnosus</i> LRa05 on glucose metabolism and gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mice. Our data indicated that the fasting blood glucose levels were reduced by 53.5% after treatment with LRa05 at a dose of 10<sup>9</sup> CFU·day<sup>-1</sup>. ... Read more >>

J Agric Food Chem (Journal of agricultural and food chemistry)
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[Multimaterial 3D-printed contactless conductivity/laser-induced fluorescence dual-detection cell for capillary electrophoresis].

Piwang Zhang, Liye Yang, Qiang Liu, Shangui Lu, Ying Liang, Min Zhang,

Dual detection, which simultaneously employs two complementary detection methods, is a useful approach to enhance the selectivity and sensitivity of capillary electrophoresis (CE). Through dual detection, multiple classes of analytes with different structural and chemical characteristics can be sensitively detected using a single CE method. In addition, the comigrating peaks ... Read more >>

Se Pu (Se pu = Chinese journal of chromatography)
[2021, 39(8):921-926]

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Endothelial Nox2 Limits Systemic Inflammation and Hypotension in Endotoxemia by Controlling Expression of Toll-Like Receptor 4.

Silvia Cellone Trevelin, Can Martin Sag, Min Zhang, José Carlos Alves-Filho, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Célio Xavier Dos Santos, Greta Sawyer, Thomas Murray, Alison Brewer, Francisco Rafael Martins Laurindo, Andrea Protti, Lucia Rossetti Lopes, Aleksandar Ivetic, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, Ajay M Shah,

<h4>Abstract</h4>Leukocyte Nox2 is recognized to have a fundamental microbicidal function in sepsis but the specific role of Nox2 in endothelial cells (EC) remains poorly elucidated. Here, we tested the hypothesis that endothelial Nox2 participates in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammation and hypotension induced by LPS. LPS was injected intravenously in ... Read more >>

Shock (Shock (Augusta, Ga.))
[2021, 56(2):268-277]

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Applied Analytical Methods for Detecting Heavy Metals in Medicinal Plants.

Chunyan Guo, Lijuan Lv, Yuchao Liu, Mingyue Ji, Erhuan Zang, Qian Liu, Min Zhang, Minhui Li,

For thousands of years, medicinal plants (MPs) have been one of the main sources of drugs worldwide. However, recently, heavy metal pollution has seriously affected the quality and safety of MPs. Consuming MPs polluted by heavy metals such as Pb, Hg, and Cu significantly threaten the health of consumers. To ... Read more >>

Crit Rev Anal Chem (Critical reviews in analytical chemistry)
[2021, :1-21]

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