Giuseppina Lima

Giuseppina Lima
São Paulo State University | Unesp · Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

PhD

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Mitochondrial uncoupling proteins (UCPs) are specialized proteins capable of dissipating the proton electrochemical gradient generated in respiration independent of ATP synthesis. Three UCP coding genes with distinct expression patterns have been identified in Arabidopsis thaliana (namely UCP1, UCP2 and UCP3). Here, we generated T-DNA double-insert...
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Honey is a natural product with beneficial properties to health and has different characteristics depending on the region of production and collection, flowering, and climate. The presence of precursor amino acids of- and biogenic amines can be important in metabolomic studies of differentiation and quality of honey. We analyzed 65 honeys from 11 d...
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Tomatoes and their by-products are indisputable sources of substances with antioxidants properties. Several factors limit the production and influence the nutritional and antioxidant quality of tomato fruit. However, consumers can benefit from the effects of environmental factors, such as water and hydric stress, UV radiation, agronomic practices,...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Curatella americana L. is employed in popular medicine for treating diabetes. However, the understanding around its outcomes during pregnancy is unclear. Aim of the study To evaluate the phytochemical and hypoglycemic analysis of the C. americana extract and its maternal-fetal effect on diabetic rats. Materials and...
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High temperature is a limiting factor for the production and quality of tomato fruit, especially during the summer in tropical regions, when the cultivation must be carried out in a protected environment due to heavy rainfall. Thus, there is a need to identify cultivars adapted to these climatic conditions. In this study we aimed to carry out the s...
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Infestation by Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) causes damage to tomatoes with production losses of up to 100%, affecting the physiological and biochemical aspects of host plants. The objective of this study was to analyze the influence of infestation of cryptic species of B. tabaci MED and MEAM1 on the physiological and biochemi...
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The ‘Niagara Rosada’ (Vitis labrusca) grape is widely consumed for its nutritional qualities and flavor, in addition to presenting a great diversity of phytochemical compounds, mainly polyphenols. ‘Niagara Rosada’ has a limited shelf life, especially when kept at room temperature, a common form used by markets in Brazil. Salicylic acid (SA) is a lo...
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The growth in demand for gluten-free products linked mainly to health aspects has led to an increased interest in the production of mixed flours for use in bakery products. This work aimed to evaluate the use of different mixtures of cassava starch with banana flour, obtained from the pulp and peel of green fruits, for the production of gluten-free...
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In viticulture, training systems and rootstocks are crucial factors in the growth and development of plants, thus affecting the production and quality of grapes. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the best combination of rootstock and training system for ‘Sauvignon Blanc’, in Jundiaí, state of São Paulo, Brazil. To assess the data, a r...
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There is currently a great demand for industrialized products with functional properties, together with the increase in consumption of roots and sweet potato products. Sweet potatoes have a high content of resistant starch, while only the orange-fleshed roots also have a high content of carotenoids. Due to these, this work aimed to produce orange-f...
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Vegetarian and vegan consumers have increased in the last years. However, the food industry is facing problems responding to this growing market, since the food safety of several plant-based products is not well established. Fruits, vegetables and fermented products, such as nut and grains milks and cheeses, may be rich sources of biogenic amines;...
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Purpose The consumption of products containing fructose is associated with metabolic disorders and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Several pathways have been described associating the fructose intake and liver damage, among them the reduced peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR-α) expression, insulin resistance, inflammat...
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O jambu (Spilanthes oleracea L.) pertence à família Asteraceae, nativa da Amazônia, de clima tropical. Essa planta é uma hortaliça bastante cultivada e consumida na região Norte do Brasil, principalmente no Pará. Algumas de suas formas de utilização são nos restaurantes de comidas exóticas utilizando a inflorescência de jambu para compor seus prato...
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The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of rootstocks on grape production, quality and antioxidant capacity of ‘Niagara Rosada’ grape in two productive cycles. The work was developed in Jundiaí-SP, Brazil (26° 06’ S, 46° 55’ W and an average altitude of 745 m). The experimental design was in randomized blocks with subdivided plots, th...
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We have identified the best harvesting periods, related to higher bioactive compound content and post‐harvest quality, for minimally processed sweet potatoes with orange pulp and cream pulp. Quality loss in minimally processed sweet potatoes occurred due to browning in cv. Mãe de Familia and ESAM1 and to whitening in cv. Paraná. Both Mãe de Família...
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Grape pomace is the main residue from juice and wine industries, and their derived products such as flours, can be a rich source of phenolic compounds and antioxidants. The overall objective of this study was to assess the phenolic compounds, antioxidant capacity, biogenic amines, and amino acids in flours obtained from grape pomace. Four cultivars...
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Cauliflowers are generally associated with healthy diets due to their positive impact on health. This research aims to evaluate the effects of cooking processes (boiling, steaming and microwaving) and different preparation times, on the content of carotenoids and provitamin A and tocopherols, in cauliflowers and to verify the effect of the cooking...
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Some biogenic amines (BAs) are used as quality markers in grape-derived products. The prolife of 9 BAs was determined in juices and wines elaborated from hybrid grapes. Low levels of histamine, tyramine and cadaverine were found. Juices elaborated from ‘BRS Rúbea’ showed the highest tyramine levels (1.56 mg/L), while no histamine was found in wines...
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Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are key compounds in plant development and their exogenous use has the potential to positively influence the vase life of cut ornamentals. However, the application method can directly impact the effectiveness of PGRs. This study determined the impact of spraying or pulsing 0, 37.5, 75, 150 and 300 mg L⁻¹ 6-benzylamino...
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Genotypes of bananas and plantains have been studied for biofortification purposes, mainly due to content of resistant starch (RS) and polyphenols. This study aims to identify banana and plantain genotypes with a high content of resistant starch, phenolic compounds and minerals, and to evaluate the impact of the ripening stage and domestic thermal...
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The aim of present study was evaluating the antioxidant activity and real content of phytochemicals of Spathodea campanulata from different climatic regions (two subtropical and one tropical area/cities) at Brazil. Samples of leaves, flowers and nectars from S. campanulata were tested for total phenolic content and in vitro antioxidant activity by...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of the concentration and timing of application of the biostimulant on the improvement of beet cultivation. The work presents two experiments, seeking to adjust moment and dose of application. The first experiment was performed with the hybrid Kestrel®, applying five doses (0; 0.1; 0.2; 0.3 a...
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Solanum paniculatum L. or popularly known as “jurubeba” is an herbal medicinal plant. A few studies have investigated its biological effects; however, research aimed at elucidating the redox balance effects from its fruits has not been reported so far. ROS interplays in various fields of medicine such as chemotherapy. Here, we evaluated antioxidant...
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Bee bread is the main source of proteins necessary for the development of hypopharyngeal glands in nurse bees. However, the seasonal chemical composition and its effects on honey bee physiology are poorly understood. Thus, this study evaluated how the season and botanical origin of pollen influence the content of crude protein, ash, and total flavo...
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Silicon (Si) has been reported to minimize the impacts of water deficit, even though it is not considered an essential plant element. Sugarcane is highly impacted by water deficit and has a particular and complex mechanism to address this stressful condition. Although sugarcane is an Si-accumulating plant, there are few results on the association b...
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Two cauliflower cultivars (cv.) (Flamenco and Verona) were treated with fungicides (boscalid (Cantus®)) (0.3 g L-1), pyraclostrobin + fluxapyroxad (Orkestra® SC) (0.3 mL L-1), metiram + pyraclostrobin (Cabrio® Top) (3.0g L-1) and metiram + pyraclostrobin + boscalid (Cantus® + Cabrio® Top) in order to evaluate their chemical composition and their in...
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Nectarine contain relevant amounts of antioxidants, including hydroxycinnamic acids, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, anthocyanins, procyanidins, and carotenoids. The aim of this research was to compare the efficiency of DPPH and FRAP assays to estimate antioxidant activities contents in nectarine minimally processed. Moreover, separation of organic acids,...
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Negli ultimi anni, i viticoltori hanno cercato alternative per diversificare la produzione di uva e aumentare la qualità del succo introducendo nuove varietà. Le amine bioattive (AB) presenti nelle uve e nei loro derivati vengono utilizzate come marcatori di qualità, oltre ad avere importanti funzioni fisiologiche nell'organismo umano. La dopamina,...
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L'acido salicilico (AS) è un metabolita secondario importante nell'uva e svolge un ruolo essenziale nel determinare la qualità della bacca come colore, sapore, astringenza e amarezza. Questi effetti sono correlati alle sue prestazioni nella biosintesi dei composti fenolici e nella produzione di etilene, riducendo sia la respirazione che il decadime...
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La vite è una pianta rampicante, pertanto nelle piantagioni commerciali è necessario impiegare sia il portainnesto e che i sistemi di allevamento in grado di consentire una buona distribuzione della chioma della cultivar innestata, in quanto entrambi i fattori interferiscono direttamente nella produzione e nella qualità delle uve. A causa della cre...
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Negli ultimi anni si è osservato un crescente interesse nella determinazione di fonti alimentari dietetiche adeguate di composti fenolici antiossidanti. Le uve (Vitis sp.) sono tra i frutti più consumati in tutto il mondo, sia trasformati che nella loro forma naturale, costituendo, questa pianta, una delle principali fonti di composti fenolici e at...
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We aimed to evaluate whether the air temperature, soil temperature, and luminosity in a low tunnel covered with agricultural mesh screening affected the characteristics of kale production. The study was conducted on the cultivation of kale in six different growing environments. The experimental setup consisted of randomized block design (RBD) with...
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Rice bran (RB) is a rice milling by-product and an interesting source of fibers and bioactive compounds as γ-oryzanol. These food compounds are capable of prevent and/or improve metabolic disorders associated to chronic diseases. To provide a good source of bioactive compounds and a better destination for RB, the aim of this study was to develop an...
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Bioactive amines are found in food and can be relevant for the assessment of fruits shelf life and nutritional quality. The pulp and peel of 20 banana and plantain were analyzed and the bioactive amine content varied according to the genotype, ripening stage, fruit tissue and thermal processing. In most of the analyzed genotypes, tyramine, histamin...
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ABSTRACT Nineteen genotypes of bananas and plantains were analysed in order to differentiate the subgroups and/or groups of consumption or industrial use. Genotypes of banana and plantain from different genomic groups and in three ripening stages (2, 5 and 7) were studied in relation to physical and physicochemical characteristics, including bioact...
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The presence of biogenic amines, such as histamine and tyramine, in pickled food can cause health problems, such as allergies. However, other bioactive amines may be present and can induce some diseases. Some biogenic amines can react with nitrate and form nitrosamines, compounds harmful to human health. In this research, we qualitatively and quant...
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A indução de efeitos fisiológicos benéficos após o uso de fungicidas sistêmicos em olerícolas tem sido descrito. Os efeitos incluem a promoção do crescimento e desenvolvimento vegetal, além de alterações de vias metabólicas relacionados com a defesa ao estresse biótico e abiótico. Neste sentido, objetivou-se avaliar a influência da aplicação de alg...
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Pharmaceutical industries have a demand for great amounts ofAchyrocline satureioides(Lam.) DC., however,most of the raw material commonly is extracted directly from the natural environment without any agronomicmanagement. Faced with this situation, the present study aimed to investigate the totalflavonoids and totalphenolic compounds, as well as th...
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This study investigated the effectiveness of cysteine in conservation of bioactive compounds and the antioxidant capacity of minimally processed red beet. After red beet minimal processing increasing cysteine concentrations were applied, corresponding to control, 2 mM, 4 mM, 8 mM and 16 mM. Assay was performed over 15 d to evaluate the polyphenols,...
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For millennia, man has been producing food, using agriculture, but with increasing cultivated areas, due to the increasing need for food, problems related to production, especially the increase of insect pests, diseases of plants and interferences with weed plants also multiplied. The evolution of plants, through a better genetic approach, transfor...
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Grafting has been practiced to overcome yield problems associated to soil-borne diseases or declines in production. Usually this agricultural method involves the choice of better stock and scion species, procedures to improve the graft union and subsequent healing, and acclimation of the grafted plant to soil. Similarly, to agrochemicals used in ve...
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The use of colored cauliflower cultivars appears with an alternative in the search for the diversification of the diet and increase in the intake of compounds promoting human health. However, these nutrients and/or biologically active compounds present in the different cultivars are highly influenced by the environmental conditions and the post-har...
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Adipose tissue dysfunction is a condition characterized by inflammation and oxidative stress able to lead metabolic disorders. Curcuma longa L. (Cl) is a rhizome commonly used in Indian culinary which presents anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of in natura Curcuma longa L. on adipose tissu...
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La richiesta per frutta di buona qualità è sempre più grande, poiché oltre a cibi più sani il consumatore è più attento a caratteristiche come sapore, colore, aspetto, aroma e consistenza. Tuttavia, durante la conservazione post-raccolta, il deterioramento delle uve da tavola è veloce, limitando così il loro tempo di conservazione (shelf-life). La...
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Anthurium cut flowers exposed to low temperatures may be subjected to chilling injury, whereas higher temperatures may accelerate their metabolism and induce premature senescence. Plant growth regulators, as gibberellic acid (GA3) and spermine (SPM), have been described to extend the postharvest life of flowers. In this study, both compounds were a...
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Isotopic analyses and chromatographic analysis (phenolic compounds and biogenic amines), can be applied to investigate the functional and nutritional quality in different grape juices and wines. These beverages when produced exclusively from grapes contain bioactive compounds. In this way, the isotopic analysis, as well as the determination of phen...
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The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of inflorescence pruning on spiny coriander and determine the levels of antioxidants at different growth stages. Inflorescence pruning increased leaf biomass by 188%, although total biomass did not vary among treatments. Pruning altered the biomass partition, induced the earmarking of a higher p...
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In this study, we aimed to determine whether seasonality affects the content, chemical composition, and antimicrobial activity of essential oils (EOs) from the leaves of three species of Nectandra (Nectandra megapotamica, Nectandra grandiflora, and Nectandra lanceolata) native to the Atlantic rainforest, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. In addition, we ide...
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Obesity is considered an important risk factor for several disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, and atherosclerosis, which are associated with inflammation and oxidative stress as a trigger factor. Passiflora edulis contains important bioactive compounds, such as phenolics, carotenoids, vitamin C, and...
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Polyamines (PAs) are involved in a variety of fundamental physio-pathologic processes. The concentration of these polycations in organs and tissues depends on their endogenous production and oxidation rates, and on their intake from foods. Besides being largely accepted as markers for the progress of several pathologies, PAs may exert themselves di...
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In bananas, the major carotenoids are α- and β-carotene, which give this fruit great potential in biofortification programs. The carotenoid content in pulp and peel of 22 banana and plantain genotypes was determined in order to evaluate the impact of ripening on the carotenoid content as well as its retention after different thermal processes. Frui...
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This work addresses the development of a magnetically extractable magnetite-silica-titania photocatalyst to be applied in the degradation of organic compounds in water. MCM-41 silica was successfully deposited on magnetite, providing large surface area for anchoring of TiOx species, and preventing thermally induced conversion of magnetite to hemati...
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The stink bug complex includes some of the most important soybean pests worldwide. Among these insects, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is known for the severe damage it can cause and for its resistance to chemical management. Host plant resistance is considered as an important tool in the management of these pests. In par...
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Vineyard cultural practices may influence amount of sugars, acids, phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of grapes. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different shoot topping levels on the chemical characteristics of the grapes during its maturation, yield and the physicochemical characteristics and phenolic compoun...
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Floriculture industry demands for products with high quality and durability; however, there is a lack of studies related to the postharvest physiology of cut flowers. We aimed to study phenolic contents of lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) stems treated with ethylene inhibitors (1-Methylcyclopropene - 1-MCP and Salicylic Acid - SA) and different st...
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Developing new and natural sources of plant growth promotors is essential to ensure the safe and sustainable production of vegetables for human consumption. In recent years, the potential of microalgae as plant biostimulants has been investigated. Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina platensis) biomass is a recognized protein source and its enzymatic h...
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The bioavailability of dietary phytochemicals may be influenced by several factors as food matrix, cultivation conditions, host microbiota, and physiological state. Phenolic compounds and polyamines have been associated with various health benefits. However, their role in human health is dependent on interactions with the gut microbiota and convers...
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The bioavailability of dietary phytochemicals may be influenced by several factors as food matrix, cultivation conditions, host microbiota, and physiological state. Phenolic compounds and polyamines have been associated with various health benefits. However, their role in human health is dependent on interactions with the gut microbiota and convers...
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Current research in secondary metabolites from medicinal plants should take into account the prevalence and the healing properties of which plant. These compounds have been provided opportunities to development of new drugs leads against several diseases. However, to obtain compounds from edible medicinal plants as well as that used to prepare infu...
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The metabolic syndrome (MetS) was defined as a condition characterized by disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism, central obesity, mild dyslipidemia, and hy-pertension. These conditions are important risk factors for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases. It etiology is a complex interaction between genetic , metabolic, and...