Shridhar K Sathe

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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    ABSTRACT: Influence of high pressure processing (HPP) at 450 and 600 MPa, 30 °C for various holding times (0, 30, 60,180, 300 and 600 s) on almond milk amandin was investigated. The immunoreactivity of pressure treated almond milk was compared with raw and thermally processed (TP) almond milk (72, 85 and 99 °C for 0 to 300 s) using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), Western blot and dot blot. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting linear (4F10) and conformational (4C10) epitopes on amandin were used to assess amandin immunoreactivity. To determine the aggregation of almond proteins, almond milk protein solubility was quantified after 300 s of HPP (up to 600 MPa, 30 °C) and TP (at 72, 85 and 99 °C, 0.1 MPa). After HPP (for all holding times), amandin can no longer be detected by the anti-conformational mAb in ELISA while signal generated from the anti-linear epitopes mAb was reduced by half (P < 0.05). On the other hand, most TP samples did not show significant reductions in immunoreactivity (P > 0.05) unless processed at 85 and 99 °C for 300 s. Western blot and dot blot also confirmed the loss of immunoreactivity by both antibodies for HPP almond milk. The reduced band intensity of the 61 and 63 kDa polypeptides and concomitant appearance of high molecular weight polypeptides in Western blot indicated that the observed decrease in immunoreactivity was partly due to the aggregation of amandin. The tested HPP and TP treatments respectively caused a maximum of ~ 70% and ~ 75% reduction in protein solubility. The study demonstrated that the loss of protein solubility, rather than the epitope destruction, may be responsible for the observed decrease in amandin immunoreactivity.
    Food Research International. 01/2014; 62:215–222.
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    ABSTRACT: A sandwich ELISA using anti-almond soluble protein rabbit pAbs as capture and murine mAb 4C10 as the detection antibodies was developed. The assay is specific and sensitive (3-200 ng almond protein/mL) for almond detection. The standardized assay is accurate (<15% CV) and reproducible (intra- and inter-assay variability <15% CV). The assay did not register any cross-reactivity with the tested food matrices suggesting the assay to be almond amandin specific. The assay could detect the presence of declared almond in the tested matched commercial samples. Further, the assay reliably detected the presence of almonds in the laboratory prepared food samples spiked with almond flour. Key Words: Almond, ELISA, mAb 4C10, Detection, Assay.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 10/2013; · 2.91 Impact Factor
  • Leanna N Willison, Shridhar K Sathe, Kenneth H Roux
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    ABSTRACT: Allergic reactions to tree nuts are a growing global concern as the number of affected individuals continues to rise. Unlike some food allergies, tree nuts can cause severe reactions that persist throughout life. The tree nuts discussed in this review include those most commonly responsible for allergic reactions: cashew, almond, hazelnut, walnut, pecan, Brazil nut, pistachio, and chestnut. The native allergenic proteins derived from tree nuts are frequently difficult to isolate and purify and may not be adequately represented in aqueous nut protein extracts. Consequently, defined recombinant allergens have become useful reagents in a variety of immunoassays aimed at the diagnosis of tree nut allergy, assessing cross-reactivity between various nuts and other seeds, mapping of IgE binding epitopes, and analyzing the effects of the food matrix, food processing, and gastric digestion on allergenicity. This review describes the approaches that can be used for the production of recombinant tree nut allergens and addresses key issues associated with their production and downstream applications.
    Methods 07/2013; · 3.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The potential epitopes of a recombinant food allergen protein, cashew Ana o 2, reactive to polyclonal antibodies, were mapped by solution-phase amide backbone H/D exchange (HDX) coupled with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS). Ana o 2 polyclonal antibodies were purified in the serum from a goat immunized with cashew nut extract. Antibodies were incubated with recombinant Ana o 2 (rAna o 2) to form antigen:polyclonal antibody (Ag:pAb) complexes. Complexed and uncomplexed (free) rAna o 2 were then subjected to HDX-MS analysis. Four regions protected from H/D exchange upon pAb binding are identified as potential epitopes and mapped onto a homologous model.
    Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 05/2013; · 3.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tree nuts are a widely consumed food. Although enjoyed safely by most individuals, allergic reactions to tree nuts, including almond, are not uncommon. Almond prunin (Pru du 6), an 11S globulin (legumin), is an abundant nut seed protein and a major allergen. Conformational epitope mapping studies of prunin have been performed with a murine monoclonal antibody (mAb) 4C10. This mAb reacts with non-reduced but not reduced prunin in immunoblotting assays, indicating the recognition of a conformational epitope. 4C10 competes with patient IgE, as assessed by ELISA, indicating clinical significance of the epitope. To characterize the 4C10 epitope, hydrogen/deuterium exchange (HDX) monitored by 14.5T Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (MS) was performed on the native prunin-4C10 complex and on uncomplexed native prunin. Several epitope candidate peptides that differ in deuterium uptake between the complexed and uncomplexed forms were identified. The epitope was further mapped by analyzing chimeric molecules incorporating segments of the homologous soybean allergen, Gly m 6, in immunoassays. These data indicate that the 4C10 epitope overlaps with a subset of patient IgE binding epitopes on almond prunin and further supports HDX-MS as a valid technique for mapping conformational epitopes.
    Molecular Immunology 03/2013; · 2.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Effects of different solvents, ionic strength, and pH on Inca peanut seed protein solubility were assessed by quantitatively analyzing solubilized proteins using Lowry and Bradford methods. Soluble proteins were fractionated using Osborne procedure and the polypeptide composition of solubilized proteins was determined by one dimensional 25 % monomer acrylamide linear gradient SDS-PAGE. Osborne protein fractions were analyzed by the 2D gel electrophoresis. Total seed proteins were efficiently solubilized by 2 M NaCl among the tested solvents. The soluble seed proteins registered a minimum solubility at pH ~4.0. Osborne protein fractions, albumins, globulins, prolamins, and glutelins accounted for 43.7, 27.3, 3.0, and 31.9 %, respectively, of the total aqueous soluble proteins. Soluble seed flour proteins are mainly composed of polypeptides in the MW range of 6-70 kDa of which the predominant polypeptides were in the 20-40 kDa range. Prolamin fraction was mainly composed of four polypeptides (MW < 15 kDa). Glycoprotein staining indicated 32-35 and <14 kDa peptides to be positive.
    Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 08/2012; 67(3):247-55. · 2.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The epitopes of a homohexameric food allergen protein, cashew Ana o 2, identified by two monoclonal antibodies, 2B5 and 1F5, were mapped by solution-phase amide backbone H/D exchange (HDX) coupled with Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR MS) and the results were compared to previous mapping by immunological and mutational analyses. Antibody 2B5 defines a conformational epitope, and 1F5 defines a linear epitope. Intact murine IgG antibodies were incubated with recombinant Ana o 2 (rAna o 2) to form antigen-monoclonal antibody (Ag-mAb) complexes. mAb-complexed and uncomplexed (free) rAna o 2 were then subjected to HDX. HDX instrumentation and automation were optimized to achieve high sequence coverage by protease XIII digestion. The regions protected from H/D exchange upon antibody binding overlap and thus confirm the previously identified epitope-bearing segments: the first extension of HDX monitored by mass spectrometry to a full-length antigen-antibody complex in solution.
    Analytical Chemistry 08/2011; 83(18):7129-36. · 5.70 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Among tree nut allergens, pecan allergens remain to be identified and characterized. The objective was to demonstrate the IgE-binding ability of pecan 11S legumin and characterize its sequential IgE-binding epitopes. The 11S legumin gene was amplified from a pecan cDNA library and expressed as a fusion protein in Escherichia coli. The native 11S legumin in pecan extract was identified by mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (MS/MS). Sequential epitopes were determined by probing the overlapping peptides with three serum pools prepared from different patients' sera. A three-dimensional model was generated using almond legumin as a template and compared with known sequential epitopes on other allergenic tree nut homologues. Of 28 patients tested by dot blot, 16 (57%) bound to 11S legumin, designated Car i 4. MS/MS sequencing of native 11S legumin identified 33 kDa acidic and 20-22 kDa basic subunits. Both pecan and walnut seed protein extracts inhibited IgE binding to recombinant Car i 4, suggesting cross-reactivity with Jug r 4. Sequential epitope mapping results of Car i 4 revealed weak, moderate, and strong reactivity of serum pools against 10, 5, and 4 peptides, respectively. Seven peptides were recognized by all three serum pools, of which two were strongly reactive. The strongly reactive peptides were located in three discrete regions of the Car i 4 acidic subunit sequence (residues 118-132, 208-219, and 238-249). Homology modeling of Car i 4 revealed significant overlapping regions shared in common with other tree nut legumins.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 06/2011; 59(17):9542-52. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: IgE-reactive proteins have been identified in almond; however, few have been cloned and tested for specific patient IgE reactivity. Here, we clone and express prunin 1 and prunin 2, isoforms of the major almond protein prunin, an 11S globulin, and assay each for IgE reactivity. Prunin isoforms were PCR-amplified from an almond cDNA library, sequenced, cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Reactivity to the recombinant (r) allergens, Pru du 6.01 and Pru du 6.02, was screened by dot blot and immunoblot assays using sera from almond-allergic patients and murine monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Sequential IgE-binding epitopes were identified by solid-phase overlapping peptide analysis. Epitope stability was assessed by assaying denatured recombinant proteins by immunoblot. IgE reactivity to rPru du 6.01 and rPru du 6.02 was found in 9 of 18 (50%) and 5 of 18 patients (28%), respectively. Four patients (22%) demonstrated reactivity to both isoforms. Murine anti-almond IgG mAbs also showed greater reactivity to rPru du 6.01 than to rPru du 6.02. Both stable and labile epitopes were detected. Six IgE-binding sequential epitope-bearing peptide segments on Pru du 6.01 and 8 on Pru du 6.02 were detected using pooled almond-allergic sera. rPru du 6.01 is more widely recognized than rPru du 6.02 in our patient population. The identification of multiple sequential epitopes and the observation that treatment with denaturing agents had little effect on IgE-binding intensity in some patients suggests an important role for sequential epitopes on prunins.
    International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 06/2011; 156(3):267-81. · 2.25 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although pecans are associated with IgE-mediated food allergies, the allergens responsible remain to be identified and characterized. The 2S albumin gene was amplified from the pecan cDNA library. Dot-blots were used to screen the recombinant protein with pecan allergic patients' serum. The affinity purified native protein was analyzed by Edman sequencing and mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analysis. Cross-reactivity with walnut was determined by inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Sequential epitopes were determined by probing the overlapping peptides with three different patients' serum pool. The 3-dimensional homology model was generated, and the locations of the pecan epitopes were compared with those of known sequential epitopes on other allergenic tree nut homologues. Of 28 patients tested by dot-blot, 22 (79%) bound to 2S albumin, designated as Car i 1. Edman sequencing and the MS/MS sequencing of native 2S albumin confirmed the identity of recombinant (r) Car i 1. Both pecan and walnut protein extracts inhibited the IgE-binding to rCar i 1. Sequential epitope mapping indicated weak, moderate, and strong reactivity against 12, 7, and 5 peptides, respectively. Of the 11 peptides recognized by all serum pools, 5 peptides were strongly reactive and located in 3 discrete regions of the Car i 1 (amino acids 43-57, 67-78, and 106-120). Three-dimensional modeling revealed IgE-reactive epitopes to be solvent accessible and share significant homology with other tree nuts providing a possible basis for previously observed cross-reactivity.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 03/2011; 59(8):4130-9. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Native, undenatured amandin and anacardein secondary structures were estimated to be, respectively, 56.4 and 49% β-sheet, 14 and 23.7% α-helix, and 29.6 and 27.4% random coil. Circular dichroic (CD) and fluorescence spectroscopy were used to assess structural changes in amandin and anacardein subjected to denaturing treatments that included heat (100 °C, 5 min), guanidium HCl (GuHCl), urea, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and reducing agent, 2% v/v β-mercaptoethanol (βME) + heat. Mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) 4C10 and 4F10 directed against amandin and 1F5 and 4C3 directed against anacardein were used to assess the influence of denaturing treatments on the immunoreactivity of amandin and anacardein. Among the denaturing treatments investigated, SDS and β-ME caused a significant reduction in the immunoreactivity of amandin and anacardein when probed with mAb 4C10 and 4C3, respectively.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 01/2011; 59(1):386-93. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Brazil nut storage proteins, 2S albumin, 7S vicilin, and an 11S legumin, were purified using column chromatography. Analytical ultracentrifugation of the purified albumin, vicilin, and legumin proteins, respectively, registered sedimentation coefficients of 1.8, 7.1, and 11.8 S. Under reducing conditions, the major polypeptide bands in 2S albumin were observed at 6.4, 10-11, and 15.2 kDa. The 7S globulin was composed of one 12.6 kDa, two approximately 38-42 kDa, and two approximately 54-57 kDa polypeptides, whereas the 11S globulin contained two major classes of polypeptides: approximately 30-32 and approximately 20-21 kDa. The 7S globulin stained positive when reacted with Schiff reagent, indicating that it is a glycoprotein. The estimated molecular mass and Stokes radius for 2S albumin and 7S and 11S globulins were 19.2 kDa and 20.1 A, 114.8 kDa and 41.1 A, and 289.4 kDa and 56.6 A, respectively. Circular dichroism spectroscopic analysis indicated the secondary structure of the three proteins to be mainly beta-sheets and turns. Emission fluorescence spectra of the native proteins registered a lambda(max) at 337, 345, and 328 nm for 2S albumin and 7S and 11S globulins, respectively. When probed with anti-Brazil nut seed protein rabbit polyclonal antibodies, 7S globulin exhibited higher immunoreactivity than 2S albumin and 11S globulin.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 05/2010; 58(9):5714-23. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Both linear and conformational epitopes likely contribute to the allergenicity of tree nut allergens, yet, due largely to technical issues, few conformational epitopes have been characterized. Using the well studied recombinant cashew allergen, Ana o 2, an 11S globulin or legumin, we identified a murine monoclonal antibody which recognizes a conformational epitope and competes with patient IgE Ana o 2-reactive antibodies. This epitope is expressed on the large subunit of Ana o 2, but only when associated with an 11S globulin small subunit. Both Ana o 2 and the homologous soybean Gly m 6 small subunits can foster epitope expression, even when the natural N-terminal to C-terminal subunit order is reversed in chimeric molecules. The epitope, which is also expressed on native Ana o 2, is readily susceptible to destruction by physical and chemical denaturants.
    Molecular Immunology 03/2010; 47(9):1830-8. · 2.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The 11S globulins are members of the cupin protein superfamily and represent an important class of tree nut allergens for which a number of linear epitopes have been mapped. However, specific conformational epitopes for these allergens have yet to be described. We have recently reported a cashew Ana o 2 conformational epitope defined by murine mAb 2B5 and competitively inhibited by a subset of patient IgE antibodies. The 2B5 epitope appears to reside on the large (acidic) subunit, is dependent upon small (basic) subunit association for expression, and is highly susceptible to denaturation. Here we fine map the epitope using a combination of recombinant chimeric cashew Ana o 2-soybean Gly m 6 chimeras, deletion and point mutations, molecular modeling, and electron microscopy of 2B5-Ana o 2 immune complexes. Key residues appear confined to a 24 amino acid segment near the N-terminus of the large subunit peptide, a portion of which makes direct contact with the small subunit. These data provide an explanation for both the small subunit dependence and the structurally labile nature of the epitope.
    Molecular Immunology 03/2010; 47(9):1808-16. · 2.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Borate saline buffer (0.1 M, pH 8.45) solubilized proteins from almond, Brazil nut, cashew nut, hazelnut, macadamia, pine nut, pistachio, Spanish peanut, Virginia peanut, and soybean seeds were prepared from the corresponding defatted flour. The yield was in the range from 10.6% (macadamia) to 27.4% (almond). The protein content, on a dry weight basis, of the lyophilized preparations ranged from 69.23% (pine nut) to 94.80% (soybean). Isolated proteins from Brazil nut had the lightest and hazelnut the darkest color. Isolated proteins exhibited good solubility in aqueous media. Foaming capacity (<40% overrun) and stability (<1 h) of the isolated proteins were poor to fair. Almond proteins had the highest viscosity among the tested proteins. Oil-holding capacity of the isolated proteins ranged from 2.8 (macadamia) to 7 (soybean) g of oil/g of protein. Least gelation concentrations (% w/v) for almond, Brazil nut, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, pine nut, pistachio, Spanish peanut, Virginia peanut, and soybean were, respectively, 6, 8, 8, 12, 20, 12, 10, 14, 14, and 16.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 03/2010; 58(9):5457-64. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Amandin, the primary storage protein in almonds, contains key polypeptides recognized by almond-allergic patients. A variety of food matrices representing diverse categories of foods were analyzed to assess the effect of food matrix on amandin recognition and recovery using rabbit polyclonal antibody based immunoassays. Food matrices from dairy, nuts, and vegetables typically resulted in over-estimation of amandin. Some foods representing legumes and cereals resulted in over-estimation while others in under-estimation of amandin. The amandin recovery range was 116–198 μg/100μg (dairy) 110–292 μg/100μg (tree nuts), 43–304 μg/100μg (legumes), 106–183 μg/100μg (most cereals- with the exception of barley, whole-wheat flour, wild rice and raisin bran whole mix). Amandin recovery from spices was typically low (2–85 μg/100μg) with a few exceptions where higher recoveries were observed (121–334 μg/100μg). Salt (black and white), tea, confectionery (sugar, cocoa, dark chocolate), and fruits (1–83 μg/100μg) generally resulted in lower recoveries. Tested food matrices did not adversely affect amandin immunorecognition in Western blots. The pH and the extraction buffer type affected amandin recovery. The results suggest that food matrix effects as well as extraction conditions need to be carefully evaluated when developing immunoassays for amandin detection and quantification.
    LWT - Food Science and Technology. 01/2010;
  • Shridhar K Sathe, Girdhari M Sharma
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    ABSTRACT: Food allergies are on the rise in Western countries. With the food allergen labeling requirements in the US and EU, there is an interest in learning how food processing affects food allergens. Numerous foods are processed in different ways at home, in institutional settings, and in industry. Depending on the processing method and the food, partial or complete removal of the offending allergen may be possible as illustrated by reduction of peanut allergen in vitro IgE immunoreactivity upon soaking and blanching treatments. When the allergen is discretely located in a food, one may physically separate and remove it from the food. For example, lye peeling has been reported to produce hypoallergenic peach nectar. Protein denaturation and/or hydrolysis during food processing can be used to produce hypoallergenic products. This paper provides a short overview of basic principles of food processing followed by examples of their effects on food allergen stability. Reviewed literature suggests assessment of processing effects on clinically relevant reactivity of food allergens is warranted.
    Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 09/2009; 53(8):970-8. · 4.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Allergic reactions to walnuts and hazelnuts can be serious. The 11S globulins (legumins) have been identified as important allergens in these and other nuts and seeds. Here we identify the linear IgE-binding epitopes of walnut and hazelnut 11S globulins, and generate 3D 11S globulin models to map the locations of the epitopes for comparison to other allergenic homologues. Linear IgE-epitope mapping was performed by solid-phase overlapping 15-amino acid peptides probed with IgE from pooled allergic human sera. Several walnut (Jug r 4) and hazelnut (Cor a 9) 11S globulin peptides with reactivity to patient IgE were identified. Comparative alignment with cashew (Ana o 2), peanut (Ara h 3), and soybean G1 (Gly m 6.0101) and G2 (Gly m 6.0201) allergenic homologues revealed several shared allergenic 'hot spots'. Homology modeling was performed based on the atomic structure of the soybean glycinin. Surface map comparisons between the tree nut and peanut homologues revealed structural motifs that could be important for IgE elicitation and binding and show that, contrary to predictions, the reactive epitopes are widely distributed throughout the monomeric subunits, both internally and externally, including regions occluded by quaternary subunit association. These findings reveal structural features that may be important to allergenicity and cross-reactivity of this protein class.
    Molecular Immunology 08/2009; 46(15):2975-84. · 2.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The solubility of almond, Brazil nut, cashew nut, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut, and peanut proteins in several aqueous solvents was qualitatively and quantitatively assessed. In addition, the effects of extraction time and ionic strength on protein solubility were also investigated. Electrophoresis and protein determination (Lowry, Bradford, and micro-Kjeldahl) methods were used for qualitative and quantitative assessment of proteins, respectively. Depending on the seed, buffer type and ionic strength significantly affected protein solubility. The results suggest that buffered sodium borate (BSB; 0.1 M H(3)BO(3), 0.025 M Na(2)B(4)O(7), 0.075 M NaCl, pH 8.45) optimally solubilizes nut seed proteins. Qualitative differences in seed protein electrophoretic profiles were revealed. For a specific seed type, these differences were dependent on the solvent(s) used to solubilize the seed proteins. SDS-PAGE results suggest the polypeptide molecular mass range for the tree nut seed proteins to be 3-100 kDa. The results of native IEF suggested that the proteins were mainly acidic, with a pI range from >4.5 to <7.0. Western immunoblotting experiments indicated that rabbit polyclonal antibodies recognized substantially the same polypeptides as those recognized by the corresponding pooled patient sera IgE.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 08/2009; 57(17):7846-56. · 2.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Soybean flours stored for 20 years at -20 degrees C retained protein polypeptide profile integrity. Proteins in stored soybean flours retained their immunoreactivity. Long-term frozen storage of seed flours at -20 degrees C did not adversely affect seed protein in vitro pepsin digestibility.
    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 03/2009; 57(4):1312-8. · 2.91 Impact Factor

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2k Citations
318.65 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 1997–2014
    • Florida State University
      • • Department of Biological Science
      • • College of Human Sciences
      • • Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • 2007
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
      • Department of Food Science and Technology
      Blacksburg, VA, United States
  • 1980–2007
    • Utah State University
      • Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences
      Logan, OH, United States
  • 2006
    • Central Food Technological Research Institute
      • Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition (CFTRI)
      Mahisūr, Karnātaka, India
  • 1982–2006
    • The University of Arizona
      • • Department of Animal Sciences
      • • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (College of Science)
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • 2002–2003
    • University of California, Davis
      • • Division of Rheumatology/Allergy/Clinical Immunology
      • • Department of Internal Medicine
      Davis, CA, United States