Experts and Doctors on digestion in Australia


Locale: Australia
Topic: digestion

Top Publications

  1. Dhital S, Bhattarai R, Gorham J, Gidley M. Intactness of cell wall structure controls the in vitro digestion of starch in legumes. Food Funct. 2016;7:1367-79 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that a single cell wall could be sufficient to provide an effective delivery of starch to the large intestine with consequent nutritional benefits, provided that mechanical damage during digestion is avoided. ..
  2. Angkanaporn K, Ravindran V, Mollah Y, Bryden W. Evaluation of homoarginine as a marker for the determination of endogenous amino acid concentrations in poultry excreta. Br Poult Sci. 1997;38:577-85 pubmed
    ..4. These results indicate that the homoarginine technique is not suitable for determining endogenous amino acid losses in excreta, but applicable when determinations are made in the terminal ileum. ..
  3. Bajka B, Topping D, Cobiac L, Clarke J. Butyrylated starch is less susceptible to enzymic hydrolysis and increases large-bowel butyrate more than high-amylose maize starch in the rat. Br J Nutr. 2006;96:276-82 pubmed
    ..Preparation of carbohydrates to simulate human food in animal experiments may be important to assess nutritional and physiological effects accurately. ..
  4. Bird A, Conlon M, Christophersen C, Topping D. Resistant starch, large bowel fermentation and a broader perspective of prebiotics and probiotics. Benef Microbes. 2010;1:423-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Current efforts to improve public health through increasing RS consumption could be facilitated by greater recognition of its prebiotic role. ..
  5. Tracy C, McWhorter T, Gienger C, Starck J, Medley P, Manolis S, et al. Alligators and Crocodiles Have High Paracellular Absorption of Nutrients, But Differ in Digestive Morphology and Physiology. Integr Comp Biol. 2015;55:986-1004 pubmed publisher
    ..Because we measured juveniles, and most paracellular studies to date have been on adults, it is unclear whether high paracellular absorption is generally high within crocodilians or whether these high values are specific to juveniles. ..
  6. Zheng Z, Stanley R, Gidley M, Dhital S. Structural properties and digestion of green banana flour as a functional ingredient in pasta. Food Funct. 2016;7:771-80 pubmed publisher
    ..The effects of gums and proteins on pasta formation and digestibility are discussed in the context of its potential use as a gluten free lower glycaemic alternative to conventional wheat based pastas. ..
  7. Wang S, Sun Y, Wang J, Wang S, Copeland L. Molecular disassembly of rice and lotus starches during thermal processing and its effect on starch digestibility. Food Funct. 2016;7:1188-95 pubmed publisher
  8. Cowman A, Karcz S, Galatis D, Culvenor J. A P-glycoprotein homologue of Plasmodium falciparum is localized on the digestive vacuole. J Cell Biol. 1991;113:1033-42 pubmed
    ..This subcellular localization suggests that Pgh1 may modulate intracellular chloroquine concentrations and has important implications for the normal physiological function of this protein. ..
  9. Feinle Bisset C, Patterson M, Ghatei M, Bloom S, Horowitz M. Fat digestion is required for suppression of ghrelin and stimulation of peptide YY and pancreatic polypeptide secretion by intraduodenal lipid. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2005;289:E948-53 pubmed
    ..In conclusion, in healthy humans, 1) the presence of fat in the small intestine suppresses ghrelin secretion, and 2) fat-induced suppression of ghrelin and stimulation of PYY and PP is dependent on fat digestion. ..

More Information


  1. McSweeney C, Denman S. Effect of sulfur supplements on cellulolytic rumen micro-organisms and microbial protein synthesis in cattle fed a high fibre diet. J Appl Microbiol. 2007;103:1757-65 pubmed
  2. Dong Y, Matigian N, Harvey T, Samaratunga H, Hooper J, Clements J. Tissue-specific promoter utilisation of the kallikrein-related peptidase genes, KLK5 and KLK7, and cellular localisation of the encoded proteins suggest roles in exocrine pancreatic function. Biol Chem. 2008;389:99-109 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data also support expression patterns derived from gene duplication events in the human KLK cluster. These findings suggest that, in addition to KLK1, other related KLK enzymes will function in the exocrine pancreas. ..
  3. Gibson R, Barclay D, Marshall H, Moulin J, Maire J, Makrides M. Safety of supplementing infant formula with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and Bifidobacterium lactis in term infants: a randomised controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2009;101:1706-13 pubmed publisher
    ..No influence of the supplements on the response to vaccines was observed. Growth characteristics of term infants fed the starter formula containing a probiotic and LC-PUFA were similar to standard formula-fed infants. ..
  4. Manjakasy J, Day R, Kemp A, Tibbetts I. Functional morphology of digestion in the stomachless, piscivorous needlefishes Tylosurus gavialoides and Strongylura leiura ferox (Teleostei: Beloniformes). J Morphol. 2009;270:1155-65 pubmed publisher
    ..The nondistensibility of the rectum and the small aperture provided by the ileorectal valve suggest the products of intestinal digestion are either small particulates or fluids that pass into rectum where they are absorbed...
  5. Mizuno T, McKinnon A, Ichihara N, Amasaki T, Asari M, Nishita T, et al. Histological structure and distribution of carbonic anhydrase isozymes (CA-I, II, III and VI) in major salivary glands in koalas. Anat Histol Embryol. 2009;38:449-54 pubmed publisher
    ..With the exception of the histological structure of the mandibular glands, histological features and the distributional profile of CA isozymes of the salivary glands in koalas are relatively close to results obtained from horses...
  6. Bhattarai R, Dhital S, Wu P, Chen X, Gidley M. Digestion of isolated legume cells in a stomach-duodenum model: three mechanisms limit starch and protein hydrolysis. Food Funct. 2017;8:2573-2582 pubmed publisher
    ..The study suggests that the preservation of intactness of plant cells, such as from legumes, could be a viable approach to achieve the targeted delivery of resistant starch to the colon. ..
  7. Wu P, Deng R, Wu X, Wang Y, Dong Z, Dhital S, et al. In vitro gastric digestion of cooked white and brown rice using a dynamic rat stomach model. Food Chem. 2017;237:1065-1072 pubmed publisher
    ..This study suggests that the structural difference could affect physiochemical properties during gastric digestion. ..