Elsy Morales

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Optimization of enzymatic production of anti-diabetic peptides from black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) proteins, their characterization and biological potential
    Luis Mojica
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Food Funct 7:713-27. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Impact of caffeine and coffee on our health
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    University of Illinois, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, 228 ERML, 1201W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Electronic address
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 25:489-92. 2014
  3. pmc Endocytic mechanism of internalization of dietary peptide lunasin into macrophages in inflammatory condition associated with cardiovascular disease
    Anthony Cam
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e72115. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Bioactive components of tea: cancer, inflammation and behavior
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1201 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:721-31. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Ardisia: health-promoting properties and toxicity of phytochemicals and extracts
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Toxicol Mech Methods 21:667-74. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The role of nutraceutical proteins and peptides in apoptosis, angiogenesis, and metastasis of cancer cells
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 228 ERML, MC 051, 1201 West Gregory Drive, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Cancer Metastasis Rev 29:511-28. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Lunasin, with an arginine-glycine-aspartic acid motif, causes apoptosis to L1210 leukemia cells by activation of caspase-3
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:406-14. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Lunasin and lunasin-like peptides inhibit inflammation through suppression of NF-kappaB pathway in the macrophage
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 228 ERML, MC 051, 1201 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Peptides 30:2388-98. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Analysis of lunasin in commercial and pilot plant produced soybean products and an improved method of lunasin purification
    Ariel Cavazos
    Dept of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Food Sci 77:C539-45. 2012

Collaborators

  • Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
  • Vermont P Dia
  • Marco Vinicio Ramirez-Mares
  • Luis Mojica
  • Anthony Cam
  • Ariel Cavazos
  • Mayandi Sivaguru
  • Wenyi Wang
  • Sirima Puangpraphant

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. doi request reprint Optimization of enzymatic production of anti-diabetic peptides from black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) proteins, their characterization and biological potential
    Luis Mojica
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Food Funct 7:713-27. 2016
    ..For the first time, a systematic evaluation and characterization of the anti-diabetic peptides from black bean protein isolate is presented with the potential for inhibiting important molecular markers related to diabetes. ..
  2. doi request reprint Impact of caffeine and coffee on our health
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    University of Illinois, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, 228 ERML, 1201W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA Electronic address
    Trends Endocrinol Metab 25:489-92. 2014
    ..Here we discuss the impact of coffee and caffeine on health and bring attention to the changing caffeine landscape that includes new caffeine-containing energy drinks and supplements, often targeting children and adolescents...
  3. pmc Endocytic mechanism of internalization of dietary peptide lunasin into macrophages in inflammatory condition associated with cardiovascular disease
    Anthony Cam
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e72115. 2013
    ..Lunasin may be responsible for attenuation of CVD risk factors by interacting with pathways involved in endocytosis and inflammation...
  4. doi request reprint Bioactive components of tea: cancer, inflammation and behavior
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1201 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:721-31. 2009
    ..Theanine, a unique amino acid in tea, enhances cognition in humans and has neuroprotective effects. Human interventional studies with well characterized tea products are needed...
  5. doi request reprint Ardisia: health-promoting properties and toxicity of phytochemicals and extracts
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Toxicol Mech Methods 21:667-74. 2011
    ..The information presented here exemplifies the potential of Ardisia species as a source of chemotherapeutic, chemo-modulating and/or chemopreventive agents...
  6. doi request reprint The role of nutraceutical proteins and peptides in apoptosis, angiogenesis, and metastasis of cancer cells
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 228 ERML, MC 051, 1201 West Gregory Drive, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Cancer Metastasis Rev 29:511-28. 2010
    ..Also included are studies on bioavailability and clinical trials conducted on these promising proteins and peptides...
  7. doi request reprint Lunasin, with an arginine-glycine-aspartic acid motif, causes apoptosis to L1210 leukemia cells by activation of caspase-3
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:406-14. 2010
    ..These results showed for the first time that lunasin, a naturally occurring peptide containing an RGD motif, caused apoptosis to L1210 leukemia cells through caspase-3 activation...
  8. doi request reprint Lunasin and lunasin-like peptides inhibit inflammation through suppression of NF-kappaB pathway in the macrophage
    Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 228 ERML, MC 051, 1201 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Peptides 30:2388-98. 2009
    ..In conclusion, lunasin and lunasin-like peptides purified from defatted soybean flour inhibited inflammation in LPS-induced RAW 264.7 macrophage by suppressing NF-kappaB pathway...
  9. doi request reprint Analysis of lunasin in commercial and pilot plant produced soybean products and an improved method of lunasin purification
    Ariel Cavazos
    Dept of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Food Sci 77:C539-45. 2012
    ..05). It was concluded that all soymilk products analyzed contained lunasin, and a more efficient method to isolate lunasin with higher purity was developed...