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Yaqiong Zhang et al.
Food chemistry, 142, 269-275 (2013-09-05)
Thymol-loaded zein nanoparticles stabilized with sodium caseinate (SC) and chitosan hydrochloride (CHC) were prepared and characterized. The SC stabilized nanoparticles had well-defined size range and negatively charged surface. Due to the presence of SC, the stabilized zein nanoparticles showed a
F F O Sousa et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 439(1-2), 41-48 (2012-10-09)
Zein is a protein containing a large amount of nonpolar amino acids, which has shown the ability to form aggregates and entrap solutes, such as drugs and amino acids. NMR techniques were used to detect binding interactions and measure affinity
Rajashekhar V Ballari et al.
Food chemistry, 140(1-2), 382-389 (2013-04-13)
Real-time PCR (RT-PCR) is the preferred method for the quantification of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and implementation of labeling regulations. The precision, sensitivity, and reproducibility of RT-PCR data depend on the use of external calibrators. In this investigation, a dual
Noriyuki Higuchi et al.
Endocrinology, 154(9), 3089-3098 (2013-06-27)
We have previously demonstrated that ileal administration of the dietary protein hydrolysate prepared from corn zein (ZeinH) stimulated glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion and attenuated hyperglycemia in rats. In this study, to examine whether oral administration of ZeinH improves glucose tolerance
Nan Zhang et al.
PloS one, 7(8), e43822-e43822 (2012-09-01)
Zea mays (maize) Opaque-2 (ZmO2) protein is an important bZIP transcription factor that regulates the expression of major storage proteins (22-kD zeins) and other important genes during maize seed development. ZmO2 is subject to functional regulation through protein-protein interactions. To
Zein: the industrial protein from corn
Shukla R, et al.
Industrial Crops and Products, 13(3), 171-192 (2001)
Lorina Bisharat et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 106, 360-368 (2017-08-16)
In this study, we evaluate the influence of zein aggregation in aqueous ethanol dispersions on the properties of zein films. The effects of zein concentration, ethanol content and temperature on transmittance of zein dispersions were investigated. Dynamic light scattering was
V E Nascimento et al.
Genetics and molecular research : GMR, 11(3), 2497-2505 (2012-07-31)
Brazilian legislation establishes a labeling limit for products that contain more than 1% material from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). We assessed the sensitivity of the lateral flow strip test in detection of the GMO corn varieties Bt11 and MON810 and
G Giuberti et al.
Journal of dairy science, 95(6), 3384-3389 (2012-05-23)
Zeins are corn endosperm storage proteins that encapsulate starch granules into a protein matrix, which can act as a barrier to starch accessibility and digestion. Laboratory methods to quantify zein are seldom used because they are considered arduous and time-consuming.
Fahima M Hashem et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 10, 4059-4069 (2015-07-08)
This work focuses on the development of atorvastatin utilizing zein, a natural, safe, and biocompatible polymer, as a nanosized formulation in order to overcome the poor oral bioavailability (12%) of the drug. Twelve experimental runs of atorvastatin-zein nanosphere formula were
Paula A Postu et al.
Electrophoresis, 40(20), 2747-2758 (2019-06-07)
Highly homogenous α zein protein was isolated from maize kernels in an environment-friendly process using 95% ethanol as solvent. Due to the polyploidy and genetic polymorphism of the plant source, the application of high resolution separation methods in conjunction with
Regulation of alpha-zein gene expression during maize endosperm development.
M J Aukerman et al.
Results and problems in cell differentiation, 20, 209-233 (1994-01-01)
Janet Taylor et al.
Food chemistry, 245, 178-188 (2017-12-31)
Zeins of differing sub-class composition much more readily formed visco-elastic masses in water or acetic acid solutions than equivalent kafirin preparations. Visco-elastic masses could be formed from both zein and kafirin preparations by coacervation from glacial acetic acid. Dissolving the
Juan Yun et al.
International journal of food microbiology, 193, 59-67 (2014-12-03)
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of zein-based coatings in reducing populations of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and preserving quality of cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes were inoculated with a cocktail of S. Typhimurium LT2 plus three
Nikolas T Weissmueller et al.
Biomacromolecules, 17(11), 3828-3837 (2016-11-01)
One factor limiting the expansion of nanomedicines has been the high cost of the materials and processes required for their production. We present a continuous, scalable, low cost nanoencapsulation process, Flash Nanoprecipitation (FNP) that enables the production of nanocarriers (NCs)
Yun Ping Neo et al.
Food chemistry, 141(3), 3192-3200 (2013-07-23)
The applicability of gallic acid loaded zein (Ze-GA) electrospun fibre mats towards potential active food packaging material was evaluated. The surface chemistry of the electrospun fibre mats was determined using X-ray photon spectroscopy (XPS). The electrospun fibre mats showed low
G A Thompson et al.
BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, 10(4), 108-113 (1989-04-01)
Zeins are a group of alcohol-soluble proteins that are synthesized in the endosperm of developing maize seeds. These proteins are encoded by a large number of genes located on several chromosomes; based upon the number of mutants that have been
Stephen G Giteru et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 135, 111048-111048 (2019-12-13)
We investigated the in vitro degradation and cytotoxic effects of edible films developed from pulsed electric fields (PEF) treated zein-chitosan-poly(vinyl alcohol) dispersions at specific energy 60-70, 385-400, and 620-650 kJ/kg. The degradation was evaluated using both simulated gastro-intestinal electrolyte solutions (SGES)
Guifeng Wang et al.
The Plant cell, 24(8), 3447-3462 (2012-08-16)
Myosins are encoded by multigene families and are involved in many basic biological processes. However, their functions in plants remain poorly understood. Here, we report the functional characterization of maize (Zea mays) opaque1 (o1), which encodes a myosin XI protein.
Novel route to stabilization of bioactive antioxidants by encapsulation in electrospun fibers of zein prolamine
Fernandez A, et al.
Food Hydrocolloids, 23(5), 1427-1432 (2009)
Amin Monfared et al.
IET nanobiotechnology, 13(6), 571-577 (2019-08-23)
Bridging strategies are required to repair peripheral nerve injuries that result in gaps >5-8 mm. Limitations such as donor-site morbidity and size mismatches with receptor sites for autografts, together with immunological problems associated with allografts and xenografts, have created an increased
Xingfeng Guo et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 17(4), 3794-3804 (2012-03-29)
The effects of zein ratio, concentration of glycerol, liquid-solid ratio, ethanol concentration, pH and heat-treatment temperature on the properties of zein/wheat gluten composite films were researched. The results showed that elongation (E) increased with an increase in glycerol or ethanol
Lingli Deng et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 108(4), 1505-1517 (2019-10-15)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the glucose cross-linked gelatin/zein scaffolds for bone regeneration in vitro and in vivo. The nanofibrous scaffolds exhibited fast mineralization in the concentrated simulated body fluid with the deposited octacalcium phosphate and dicalcium
Tahreem Riaz et al.
Journal of microencapsulation, 36(2), 192-203 (2019-05-12)
The Bifidobacterium bifidum susceptibility in gastrointestinal conditions and storage stability limit its use as potential probiotics. The current study was design to encapsulate B. bifidum using sodium alginate (SA, 1.4% w/v) and different concentration of zein as coating material, that
Zahra Pedram Rad et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 135, 530-543 (2019-06-04)
This work investigates the incorporation of the Calendula officinalis (C. officinalis) extract in electrospun fiber scaffolds composed of poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL), Zein and gum arabic (GA). Three methods of electrospinning were used: suspension electrospinning, in which C. officinalis extract was
Lingli Deng et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 154, 1478-1489 (2019-11-17)
In this study, the gelatin/zein nanofibrous membranes with incorporation of nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) were fabricated via electrospinning. The gelatin/zein/nHA solutions as the spinning dispersions showed the viscoelastic property with a shear-thinning non-Newtown behavior. The incorporated nHA particles in the composite nanofibrous
Yun Ping Neo et al.
Food chemistry, 136(2), 1013-1021 (2012-11-06)
Gallic acid was successfully incorporated into zein ultra-fine fibres at different loading amount (5%, 10% and 20%) in order to develop an encapsulating technology for functional ingredient delivery using electrospinning. The produced fibres exhibit diameters ranging from 327 to 387
Jian-Mao Yang et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 102, 737-743 (2012-10-31)
This study investigated drug/zein composite fibers prepared using a modified coaxial electrospinning process. With unspinnable acetic acid as sheath liquid and an electrospinnable co-dissolving solution of zein and ferulic acid (FA) as core fluid, the modified coaxial process could run
Yunqi Li et al.
The journal of physical chemistry. B, 116(39), 12057-12064 (2012-09-15)
Zein is a corn prolamin that has broad industrial applications because of its unique physical properties. Currently, the high cost of extraction and purification, which is directly related to the dispersion of zein in different solvents, is the major bottleneck
Alberto Berardi et al.
Pharmaceutics, 11(10) (2019-10-09)
Zein is an insoluble, yet swellable, biopolymer that has been extensively studied for its applications in drug delivery. Here, we screened the effect of co-excipients on the swelling and drug release of zein tablets. All throughout the study the behavior
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