Experts and Doctors on starch in Australia


Locale: Australia
Topic: starch

Top Publications

  1. Nawaz M, Gaiani C, Fukai S, Bhandari B. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of rice kernels and flours: Measurement of surface chemical composition. Food Chem. 2016;212:349-57 pubmed publisher
  2. Campain A, Morgan M, Evans R, Ugoni A, Adams G, Conn J, et al. Sugar-starch combinations in food and the relationship to dental caries in low-risk adolescents. Eur J Oral Sci. 2003;111:316-25 pubmed
    ..Changing patterns of food consumption and the widespread exposure to various fluoride vehicles are possibly altering the diet-dental caries dynamic that once existed. ..
  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. Le Leu R, Brown I, Hu Y, Esterman A, Young G. Suppression of azoxymethane-induced colon cancer development in rats by dietary resistant starch. Cancer Biol Ther. 2007;6:1621-6 pubmed
    ..The protective effect of consumption of RS as dietary high-amylose cornstarch against colon cancer development appears to be related to active fermentation in the colon, particularly through production of butyrate. ..
  5. 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. ..
  6. Cox G, Moreno N, Feijo J. Second-harmonic imaging of plant polysaccharides. J Biomed Opt. 2005;10:024013 pubmed
    ..This also has useful applications in imaging plant-derived starchy food products. Lignin in plant cell walls shows a strong three-photon excited fluorescence, which may be enhanced by resonance effects. ..
  7. 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. ..
  8. 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
  9. Philpot K, Martin M, Butardo V, Willoughby D, Fitzgerald M. Environmental factors that affect the ability of amylose to contribute to retrogradation in gels made from rice flour. J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:5182-90 pubmed
    ..Thus, the environmental factor affecting retrogradation in this variety is type or amount of lipids synthesized, and the degree of retrogradation was determined by the availability of long chains of amylose. ..

More Information


  1. 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. ..
  2. Mamun E, Alfred S, Cantrill L, Overall R, Sutton B. Effects of chilling on male gametophyte development in rice. Cell Biol Int. 2006;30:583-91 pubmed
    ..Vacuolation and hypertrophy are also symptoms of osmotic imbalance triggered by the reabsorption of callose breakdown products due to absence of OsMST8 activity. ..
  3. 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. ..
  4. Burton R, Jenner H, Carrangis L, Fahy B, Fincher G, Hylton C, et al. Starch granule initiation and growth are altered in barley mutants that lack isoamylase activity. Plant J. 2002;31:97-112 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that, as well as suppressing phytoglycogen synthesis, isoamylase in the wild-type endosperm plays a role in determining the number, and hence the form, of starch granules. ..
  5. 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. ..
  6. Wang X, Appels R, Zhang X, Diepeveen D, Török K, Tomoskozi S, et al. Protein interactions during flour mixing using wheat flour with altered starch. Food Chem. 2017;231:247-257 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings provide new entry points for modifying final product attributes. ..
  7. Xue G, Drenth J, Glassop D, Kooiker M, McIntyre C. Dissecting the molecular basis of the contribution of source strength to high fructan accumulation in wheat. Plant Mol Biol. 2013;81:71-92 pubmed publisher
    ..These data suggest that high source strength is one of the important genetic factors determining high levels of WSC in wheat. ..
  8. Pope P, Smith W, Denman S, Tringe S, Barry K, Hugenholtz P, et al. Isolation of Succinivibrionaceae implicated in low methane emissions from Tammar wallabies. Science. 2011;333:646-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This knowledge also provides new strategic targets for redirecting fermentation and reducing methane production in livestock...
  9. Fitzgerald M, Martin M, Ward R, Park W, Shead H. Viscosity of rice flour: a rheological and biological study. J Agric Food Chem. 2003;51:2295-9 pubmed
    ..Starch-lipid complexes can mask differences in the molecular structures of amylose and amylopectin, and removing lipids alters the structure of the paste significantly, which consequently alters viscosity curves. ..