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    • Simultaneous expression of Arabidopsis ρ-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase and MPBQ methyltransferase in transgenic corn kernels triples the tocopherol content 

      Naqvi, Shaista; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Zhu, Changfu; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      The quantity and composition of tocopherols (compounds with vitamin E activity) vary widely among different plant species reflecting the expression, activity and substrate specificity of enzymes in the corresponding ...
    • Endonuclease G is a novel determinant of cardiac hypertrophy and mitochondrial function 

      McDermott Roe, Chris; Ye, Junmei; Ahmed, Rizwan; Sun, Xi-Ming; Serafín, Anna; Ware, James; Bottolo, Leonardo; Muckett, Phil; Cañas, Xavier; Zhang, Jisheng; Rowe, Glenn C.; Buchan, Rachel; Lu, Han; Braithwaite, Adam; Mancini, Massimiliano; Hauton, David; Martí, Ramon; García Arumí, Elena; Hubner, Norbert; Jacob, Howard; Serikawa, Tadao; Zidek, Vaclav; Papousek, Frantisek; Kolar, Frantisek; Cardona Colom, Maria; Ruiz Meana, Marisol; García Dorado, David; Comella i Carnicé, Joan Xavier; Felkin, Leanne E.; Barton, Paul J. R.; Zoltan Arany; Pravenec, Michal; Petretto, Enrico; Sanchis, Daniel; Cook, Stuart A. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2011)
      Left ventricular mass (LVM) is a highly heritable trait1 and an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality2. So far, genome-wide association studies have not identified the genetic factors that underlie LVM variation3, ...
    • Synergistic metabolism in hybrid corn indicates bottlenecks in the carotenoid pathway and leads to the accumulation of extraordinary levels of the nutritionally important carotenoid zeaxanthin 

      Naqvi, Shaista; Zhu, Changfu; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley, 2011)
      Lutein and zeaxanthin cannot be synthesized de novo in humans, and althoughlutein is abundant in fruit and vegetables, good dietary sources of zeaxanthin arescarce. Certain corn varieties provide adequate amounts because ...
    • Mould growth and mycotoxin production as affected by Equisetum arvense and Stevia rebaudiana extracts 

      García, Daiana; García Cela, Esther; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Sanchís Almenar, Vicente; Marín Sillué, Sònia (Elsevier, 2011)
      Cereals are very important for human and animal diet. However, agricultural products can be contaminated by moulds and their mycotoxins. On the other hand, natural plant products with antimicrobial properties could be a ...
    • New equipment for testing steady and transient thermal performance of multilayered building envelopes with PCM 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Barreneche Güerisoli, Camila; Farid, Mohammed M.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2011)
      Thermal properties of the different building envelopes, such as thermal transmittance in steady state, heat storage capacity and dynamic thermal responses, must be taken into account during the design phase of buildings. ...
    • Determination of carotenoids by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry: effect of several dopants 

      Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Vilaró, Francisca; Canela i Garayoa, Ramon (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      Various carotenoids were analyzed by ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry detection (UHPLC-MS/MS). Three different techniques to ionize the carotenoids were compared: electrospray ionization ...
    • Thermal analysis of including phase change material in a domestic hot water cylinder 

      Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Oró Prim, Eduard; Farid, Mohammed M.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2011)
      The domestic electrical hot water cylinder used in this paper incorporates encapsulated phase change material (PCM) placed in 57 vertical pipes. The use of PCM increases the thermal energy storage capacity of the cylinder ...
    • High-value products from transgenic maize 

      Naqvi, Shaista; Ramessar, Koreen; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2011)
      Maize (also known as corn) is a domesticated cereal grain that has been grown as food and animal feed for tens of thousands of years. It is currently the most widely grown crop in the world, and is used not only for food/feed ...
    • A golden era—pro-vitamin A enhancement in diverse crops 

      Bai, Chao; Twyman, Richard M.; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Christou, Paul; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      Numerous crops have been bred or engineered to increase carotenoid levels in an effort to develop novel strategies that address vitamin A deficiency in the developing world. The pioneering work in rice (not covered in ...
    • Nutritious crops producing multiple carotenoids – a metabolic balancing act 

      Farré Martinez, Gemma; Bai, Chao; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu (Elsevier, 2011)
      Plants and microbes produce multiple carotenoid pigments with important nutritional roles in animals. By unraveling the basis of carotenoid biosynthesis it has become possible to modulate the key metabolic steps in plants ...
    • The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals 

      Yuan, Dawei; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Banakar, Raviraj; Bai, Chao; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Avilla, Eva; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Ugidos-Damboriena, Nerea; López, Alberto; Almacellas, David; Zhu, Changfu; Capell Capell, Teresa; Hahne, Gunther; Twyman, Richard M.; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are international development targets for the year 2015 that aim to achieve relative improvements in the standards of health, socioeconomic status and education in the ...
    • Emerging diseases in European forest ecosystems and responses in society 

      Stenlid, Jan; Oliva Palau, Jonàs; Boberg, Johanna; Hopkins, Anna J.M. (MDPI, 2011-06-01)
      New diseases in forest ecosystems have been reported at an increasing rate over the last century. Some reasons for this include the increased disturbance by humans to forest ecosystems, changed climatic conditions and ...
    • Reduction of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in the Mediterranean basin maize chain 

      Marín Sillué, Sònia; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Cano Sancho, German; Sanchís Almenar, Vicente (Firenze University Press, 2012)
      The main mycotoxigenic fungi found in maize in the Mediterranean basin include Aspergillus section Flavi and several Fusarium species, Fusarium section Liseola being the more widespread. While Aspergillus section Flavi ...
    • Field trials and tribulations—making sense of the regulations for experimental field trials of transgenic crops in Europe 

      Gómez Galera, Sonia; Twyman, Richard M.; Sparrow, Penelope A.C.; Van Droogenbroeck, Bart; Custers, René; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley, 2012)
      Transgenic plants that are being developed for commercial cultivation must be tested underfield conditions to monitor their effects on surrounding wildlife and conventional crops. Devel-opers also use this opportunity to ...
    • Current distribution in wide YBCO tapes 

      Carrera i Vilanova, Miquel; Granados, X.; Amorós, J.; Puig, Teresa; Obradors, X. (Elsevier, 2012)
      The need of a better mechanical behaviour and the stabilization of coated conductors for applications, as Magnets, cables or Fault Current Limiters, has motivated the lamination of tapes with stainless steel or copper ...
    • Review on phase change materials (PCMs) for cold thermal energy storage applications 

      Oró Prim, Eduard; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Castell, Albert; Farid, Mohammed M.; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2012)
      Thermal energy storage (TES) is a technology with a high potential for different thermal applications. It is well known that TES could be the most appropriate way and method to correct the gap between the demand and ...
    • Effect of Equisetum arvense and Stevia rebaudiana extracts on growth and mycotoxin production by Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides in maize seeds as affected by water activity 

      Garcia, Daiana; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Sanchís Almenar, Vicente; Marín Sillué, Sònia (Elsevier, 2012)
      Cereals are a very important part of the human and animal diets. However, agricultural products can be contaminated by moulds and their mycotoxins. Plant extracts, particularly those of Equisetum arvense and Stevia rebaudiana ...
    • Agricultural expansion and settlement economy in Tell Halula (Mid-Euphrates valley): A diachronic study from early Neolithic to present 

      Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Arab, G.; Buxó i Capdevila, Ramon; Guerrero, E.; Molist, M.; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Araus Ortega, José Luis (Elsevier, 2012)
      Modern Syria, and in particular the Middle Euphrates valley, has been occupied and overexploited since the beginnings of agriculture. Thus, the study of the economic and environmental characteristics of ancient settlements ...
    • The Peclet effect on leaf water enrichment correlates with leaf hydraulic conductance and mesophyll conductance for CO2 

      Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Pou, Alicia; Florez-Sarasa, Igor; Gessler, Arthur; Kodama, Naomi; Flexas, Jaume; Ribas-Carbó, Miquel (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2012)
      Leaf water gets isotopically enriched through transpiration, and diffusion of enriched water through the leaf depends on transpiration flow and the effective path length (L).The aim of this work was to relate L with ...
    • Dissolution Kinetics and Solubility of ZnO Nanoparticles Followed by AGNES 

      David, Calin; Galceran i Nogués, Josep; Rey Castro, Carlos; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Companys Ferran, Encarnació; Salvador, José; Monné Esquerda, Josep; Wallace, Rachel; Vakourov, Alex (American Chemical Society, 2012)
      There is a current debate on whether the toxicity of engineered ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) can be traced back to their nanoscale properties or rather to the simple fact of their relatively high solubility and consequent ...