Special Issue "Bioprocess and Bioseparation of Food Resources"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2020) | Viewed by 1800

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Seockmo Ku
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School of Agriculture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA
Interests: probiotics; bioprocessing; microbiome; functional foods; food safety
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioprocessing technologies have been receiving a great deal of attention in the food, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries due to increased consumer needs and interests for natural, healthy, and safe products. Substrate preparation and bioseparation of biofunctional metabolites continues to appear in an expanding spectrum of products and strategies to manufacture bioactive resources with fermentation, due to the recognition of potential applications in new industrial sectors (e.g., cosmetics, beverage, nutraceuticals, processed food, and liquor). This Special Issue, entitled “Bioprocess and Bioseparation of Food and Cosmetic Resources”, welcomes short communications, research, and literature reviews discussing the use of bioprocessing engineering with multidisciplinary technologies to produce value-added biogenic compounds and cell metabolites via microorganisms and plant and animal cell fermentation.

Dr. Seockmo Ku
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Probiotics and prebiotics
  • Biomass production
  • Bioprocessing engineering
  • Nutraceutical production
  • Upstream processing
  • Downstream processing
  • Fermentation
  • Bioactive molecule production
  • Bioseparation
  • Bioconversion

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Production and Characterization of Anti-Inflammatory Monascus Pigment Derivatives
Foods 2020, 9(7), 858; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9070858 - 01 Jul 2020
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The prevention and treatment of chronic inflammation using food-derived compounds are desirable from the perspectives of marketing and safety. Monascus pigments, widely used as food additives, can be used as a chronic inflammation treatment. Orange Monascus pigments were produced by submerged fermentation in [...] Read more.
The prevention and treatment of chronic inflammation using food-derived compounds are desirable from the perspectives of marketing and safety. Monascus pigments, widely used as food additives, can be used as a chronic inflammation treatment. Orange Monascus pigments were produced by submerged fermentation in a 5 L bioreactor, and multiple orange Monascus pigment derivatives with anti-inflammatory activities were synthesized using aminophilic reaction. A total of 41 types of pigment derivatives were produced by incorporating amines and amino acids into the orange pigments. One derivative candidate that inhibited nitric oxide (NO) production in Raw 264.7 cells and exhibited low cell cytotoxicity was identified via in vitro assay. The 2-amino-4 picoline derivative inhibited NO production of 48.4%, and exhibited cell viability of 90.6%. Expression of inducible NO synthase, an important enzyme in the NO synthesis pathway, was suppressed by such a derivative in a dose-dependent manner. Therefore, this derivative has potential as a functional food colorant with anti-inflammatory effects. Full article
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