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  • Arte, Elisa; Huang, Xin; Nordlund, Emilia; Katina, Kati (2019)
    The effect of three combinations of bioprocessing methods by lactic acid fermentation, cell wall hydrolyzing enzymes and phytase on the biochemical (protein, fat, carbohydrate composition) and technofunctional properties (protein solubility, emulsifying and foaming properties) of wheat bran protein isolates were evaluated. The bioprocessing increased the protein (up to 80%) and fat content (up to 22.8%) in the isolates due to the degradation of starch and soluble pentosans. Additional proteins, globulin 3A and 3C, chitinase, beta-amylase and LMW glutenins, were identified from the electrophoretic pattern of the protein isolate bioprocessed with added enzymes. Generally, the bioprocessed protein isolate had lower protein solubility and stronger net charge in pH below 7, when compared to the protein isolate made without bioprocessing. The emulsifying properties of the protein isolates were not affected by bioprocessing. However, the foaming stability of the protein isolates was nearly doubled by bioprocessing with cell wall hydrolyzing enzymes and phytase.
  • Sugano, Junko; Linnakoski, Riikka; Huhtinen, Seppo; Pappinen, Ari; Niemela, Pekka; Asiegbu, Fred O. (2019)
    The initial stage of cellulose degradation has been studied via in vitro assays of fungi isolated from rotten wood in a boreal forest. Among the 37 isolates, Antrodia sinuosa appeared to be an effective cellulose degrader and was selected for studying the initial degradation process. In the liquid cultivation with carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), the increase of the mycelial dry weight coincided with the pH decrease of the culture medium from pH 5.7 to 3.9, between the 3rd and 6th cultivation day. At the same time, the cellulolytic activity increased; the CMCase activity increased sharply and the reducing sugars reached their maximum concentration in the culture medium. It seems that the decreasing pH enables the cellulose degradation by A. sinuosa at an early stage of the process. The results of this study may be useful for a more efficient industrial application of biomass by means of brown-rot fungi.
  • Rizzello, Carlo G.; Coda, Rossana; Wang, Yaqin; Verni, Michela; Kajala, Ilkka; Katina, Kati; Laitila, Arja (2019)
    The interest towards legumes in food applications has risen over the past decades. However, the presence of antinutritional factors (ANF) and the poor technological performances still restricts their application in food fortification. In this study, four lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from faba bean were applied as starter cultures for faba bean bioprocessing. None of the strains employed produced exopolysaccharides from raffinose, on the contrary, they did with sucrose as substrate. The fermented doughs were characterized and the strains were compared for their adaptation capacity and metabolic performance including the formation of dextrans, the degradation of ANF and the ability to improve antioxidant activity and in vitro protein digestibility (IVPD). A contribution to the proteolysis was given by the presence of endogenous enzymes, responsible for the increase of peptides and amino acids in dough from irradiated flour. However, the LAB strains further enhanced proteolysis. Weissella cibaria VTT E-153485 led to the highest peptide release and consequentially to the highest IVPD. In doughs fermented with Pediococcus pentosaceus VTT E-153483 and Leuconostoc kimchi VTT E-153484, phytic acid was reduced to more than half the initial concentration. Inoculated doughs had significantly lower content of oligosaccharides after 24 h of incubation compared to the controls. The most efficient raffinose consumption was found for Leuc. kimchi and W. cibaria. Doughs inoculated with weissellas contained > 1% of dextrans. Weissella confusa VTT E-143403 induced a significant increment in viscosity (ca. 7 times higher than the controls). This study revealed that well-characterized, indigenous LAB provided beneficial biotechnological features in faba bean dough processing and contributed to its implementation in the food production.
  • Danielsson, Rebecca; Lucas, Jane; Dahlberg, Josef; Ramin, Mohammad; Agenas, Sigrid; Bayat, Ali-Reza; Tapio, Ilma; Hammer, Tobin; Roslin, Tomas (2019)
    The use of antibiotics in livestock production may trigger ecosystem disservices, including increased emissions of greenhouse gases. To evaluate this, we conducted two separate animal experiments, administering two widely used antibiotic compounds (benzylpenicillin and tetracycline) to dairy cows over a 4- or 5-day period locally and/or systemically. We then recorded enteric methane production, total gas production from dung decomposing under aerobic versus anaerobic conditions, prokaryotic community composition in rumen and dung, and accompanying changes in nutrient intake, rumen fermentation, and digestibility resulting from antibiotic administration. The focal antibiotics had no detectable effect on gas emissions from enteric fermentation or dung in aerobic conditions, while they decreased total gas production from anaerobic dung. Microbiome-level effects of benzylpenicillin proved markedly different from those previously recorded for tetracycline in dung, and did not differ by the mode of administration (local or systemic). Antibiotic effects on gas production differed substantially between dung maintained under aerobic versus anaerobic conditions and between compounds. These findings demonstrate compound- and context-dependent impacts of antibiotics on methane emissions and underlying processes, and highlight the need for a global synthesis of data on agricultural antibiotic use before understanding their climatic impacts.
  • Coda, Rossana; Varis, Jutta; Verni, Michela; Rizzello, Carlo G.; Katina, Kati (2017)
    The effects of the substitution of wheat flour with faba bean flour and faba bean sourdough on the properties of composite bread were investigated. Bread was prepared by replacing wheat flour with 30% of faba bean flour, native or after sourdough fermentation. The addition of faba bean flour influenced the structure of the breads, causing a slight decrease of volume and higher hardness compared to wheat bread. However, when fermented faba bean flour was added, the crumb porosity of the bread was not affected. The addition of 30% of faba bean flour increased wheat bread protein content from 11.6 up to 16.5% of dry matter. The addition of native faba bean flour did not affect the in vitro protein digestibility, resulting similar to wheat bread (64%). On the contrary, faba bean sourdough bread showed higher protein digestibility (73%). Generally, the addition of native faba bean flour caused an improvement of the nutritional indexes of the composite bread, further enhanced when fermentation was carried out. The free amino acid profile, protein chemical score, and biological value index were the highest in faba bean sourdough bread. In addition, the predicted glycemic index was the lowest in faba bean sourdough bread. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Chamlagain, Bhawani; Sugito, Tessa Ayuningtyas; Deptula, Paulina; Edelmann, Minnamari; Kariluoto, Susanna; Varmanen, Pekka; Piironen, Vieno (2018)
    The in situ production of active vitamin B12 was investigated in aqueous cereal-based matrices with three strains of food-grade Propionibacterium freudenreichii. Matrices prepared from malted barley flour (33% w/v; BM), barley flour (6%; BF), and wheat aleurone (15%; AM) were fermented. The effect of cobalt and the lower ligand 5,6-dimethylbenzimidazole (DMBI) or its natural precursors (riboflavin and nicotinamide) on active B12 production was evaluated. Active B12 production was confirmed by UHPLC-UV-MS analysis. A B12 content of 12-37 mu was produced in BM; this content increased 10-fold with cobalt and reached 940-1,480 mu with both cobalt and DMBI. With riboflavin and nicotinamide, B12 production in cobalt-supplemented BM increased to 712 mu Approximately, 10 mu was achieved in BF and AM and was increased to 80 mu in BF and 260 mu in AM with cobalt and DMBI. The UHPLC and microbiological assay (MBA) results agreed when both cobalt and DMBI or riboflavin and nicotinamide were supplemented. However, MBA gave ca. 20%-40% higher results in BM and AM supplemented with cobalt, indicating the presence of human inactive analogues, such as pseudovitamin B12. This study demonstrates that cereal products can be naturally fortified with active B12 to a nutritionally relevant level by fermenting with P. freudenreichii.
  • Rosa-Sibakov, Natalia; Mäkelä, Noora; Aura, Anna-Marja; Sontag-Strohm, Tuula; Nordlund, Emilia (2020)
    The objective of this work was to evaluate the role of beta-glucan molecular weight (M-w) and the presence of other carbohydrates on the physiological functionality of oat branviaanin vitrodigestion study. A complete approach using three differentin vitrodigestion models (viscosity of the small intestine digest, reduction of bile acids and on-line measurement of gas evolution) was used to predict the physiological functionality of enzymatically modified oat bran concentrate (OBC). OBC was enzymatically treated with two beta-glucanase preparations at three different levels in order to specifically decrease beta-glucanM(w)(Pure: purified beta-glucanase) or beta-glucan and other cell wall polysaccharides (Mix: commercial food-grade cell wall degrading enzyme preparation). TheM(w)of beta-glucan in OBC was tailored to high (1000 kDa), medium (200-500 kDa) and low (
  • Xu, Yan; Pitkänen, Leena; Maina, Ndegwa Henry; Coda, Rossana; Katina, Kati; Tenkanen, Maija (2018)
    The aim of this study was to study the interactions between dextran and fava bean protein. Two dextrans produced by Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides DSM 20193 and Weissella cibaria Sj 1b were purified and mixed with fava bean protein isolate (FPI) in water or in different buffers. The two isolated dextrans presented a typical dextran structure, mainly alpha-(1 -> 6) linkages (above 95%) and few alpha-(1 -> 3) branches, but they differed in molar mass and conformation. Dry-heating incubation of FPI and dextran mixture facilitated the conjugation of dextran to FPI through the Maillard reaction. Both mixed and conjugated systems were further heat-treated, and different influences of the formed covalent bonds on rheological properties were observed. The W. cibaria Sj 1b dextran had a much higher gel-strengthening ability than the Ln. pseudomesenteroides DSM 20193 dextran. The intermolecular FPI-dextran interactions played an important role in stabilizing the mixed systems at different pH.
  • Jiang, Qingru; Kainulainen, Veera; Stamatova, Iva; Korpela, Riitta; Meurman, Jukka H. (2018)
    Probiotic administration may favour caries prevention, as recent research has shown. This in vitro study aimed to investigate the growth of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) in experimental biofilms exposed to various carbohydrates, and also to assess its cariogenic potential. Multispecies experimental oral biofilms with or without LGG were grown with a sole-carbohydrate source (fructose/glucose/lactose/sorbitol/sucrose). The viable cells of LGG and structure of the biofilms were examined after 64.5 h of incubation, and pH values of spent media were measured at 16.5, 40.5, and 64.5 h. Fermentation profiles of LGG in biofilm media were assessed with study carbohydrate as the sole energy source. Our results showed that LGG reached higher viable cell numbers with glucose and sucrose in 64.5-h multispecies experimental oral biofilms compared to other carbohydrates. When LGG was incorporated in biofilms, no distinct pH changes at any time points were observed under any of the carbohydrates used; the pH values of spent media at each time point were lower when lactose was used, compared to other carbohydrates. The fermentation profiles of LGG in biofilm media were similar to its growth in MRS (no obvious growth with lactose or sucrose). In conclusion, LGG in our in vitro multispecies experimental oral biofilms was capable of surviving and growing well in each carbohydrate source. LGG might not have harmful effects on dental hard tissues. Another finding from our study was that the lowest pH values were observed in the presence of lactose, and the thickest biofilms were in sucrose. (C) 2018 S. Karger AG, Basel
  • Thi Phuong Nam Bui,; Schols, Henk A.; Jonathan, Melliana; Stams, Alfons J. M.; de Vos, Willem M.; Plugge, Caroline M. (2019)
    The human intestinal tract harbors diverse and complex microbial communities that have a vast metabolic capacity including the breakdown of complex carbohydrates into short chain fatty acids, acetate, propionate, and butyrate. As butyrate is beneficial for gut health there is much attention on butyrogenic bacteria and their role in the colonic anaerobic food chain. However, our understanding how production of butyrate by gut microorganisms is controlled by interactions between different species and environmental nutrient availability is very limited. To address this, we set up experimental in vitro co-culture systems to study the metabolic interactions of Anaerostipes rhamnosivorans, a butyrate producer with each of its partners; Blautia hydrogenotrophica, an acetogen; Methanobrevibacter smithii, a methanogen and Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron, a versatile degrader of plant cell wall pectins; through corresponding specific cross-feeding. In all co-cultures, A. rhamnosivorans was able to benefit from its partner for enhanced butyrate formation compared to monocultures. Interspecies transfer of hydrogen or formate from A. rhamnosivorans to the acetogen B. hydrogenotrophica and in turn of acetate from the acetogen to the butyrogen were essential for butyrate formation. A. rhamnosivorans grown on glucose supported growth of M. smithii via interspecies formate/hydrogen transfer enhancing butyrate formation. In the co-culture with pectin, lactate was released by B. thetaiotaomicron which was concomitantly used by A. rhamnosivorans for the production of butyrate. Our findings indicate enhanced butyrate formation through microbe-microbe interactions between A. rhamnosivorans and an acetogen, a methanogen or a pectin-degrader. Such microbial interactions enhancing butyrate formation may be beneficial for colonic health.
  • Coda, Rossana; Xu, Yan; Moreno, David Sàez; Mojzita, Dominik; Nionelli, Luana; Rizzello, Carlo G.; Katina, Kati (2018)
    This study focused on the performance of the dextran producer Leuconostoc citreum as starter culture during 30 days of wheat flour type I sourdough propagation (back-slopping). As confirmed by RAPD-PCR analysis, the strain dominated throughout the propagation procedure, consisting of daily fermentations at 20 °C. The sourdoughs were characterized by consistent lactic acid bacteria cell density and acidification parameters, reaching pH values of 4.0 and mild titratable acidity. Carbohydrates consumption remained consistent during the propagation procedure, leading to formation of mannitol and almost equimolar amount of lactic and acetic acid. The addition of sucrose enabled the formation of dextran, inducing an increase in viscosity of the sourdough of 2–2.6 fold, as well as oligosaccharides. The transcriptional analysis based on glucosyltransferases genes (GH70) showed the existence in L. citreum FDR241 of at least five different dextransucrases. Among these, only one gene, previously identified as forming only α-(1–6) glycosidic bonds, was significantly upregulated in sourdough fermentation conditions, and the main responsible of dextran formation. A successful application of a starter culture during long sourdough back-slopping procedure will depend on the strain robustness and fermentation conditions. Transcriptional regulation of EPS-synthetizing genes might contribute to increase the efficiency of industrial processes.
  • Pulkkinen, Marjo; Coda, Rossana; Lampi, Anna-Maija; Varis, Jutta; Katina, Kati; Piironen, Vieno (2019)
    Vicine and convicine may be removed from faba bean by hydrolysis to the corresponding aglycones, divicine and isouramil. For total elimination of their toxicity, further degradation of the aglycones should be shown. The aim of the study was to investigate hydrolysis of vicine and convicine using the enzymatic activity in faba bean in flour suspensions and selected lactic acid bacteria used as starters for faba bean fermentation. In addition, the effect of acidity on the stability of vicine and convicine was investigated. Sourdoughs were used in a baking process to obtain breads as final products. Vicine, convicine, and their aglycones were analyzed using reversed phase high pressure liquid chromatography with UV detection (RP-HPLC-UV). Incubation of the suspensions showed rather small vicine and convicine losses. Acidity itself did not cause losses under the conditions studied, apart from that of convicine at low pH. In sourdough fermentation with strains of Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus, losses of vicine and convicine were dependent on the fermentation temperature and the β-glucosidase activity of the starter. Compared to fermentation at 20 °C, more intense acidification at 25 °C resulted in decrease of vicine up to 85% and convicine up to 47%. Levels of vicine and convicine in breads were comparable to levels in sourdoughs. Furthermore, the aglycones were not detected from breads.
  • Montemurro, Marco; Coda, Rossana; Rizzello, Carlo Giuseppe (2019)
    The growing consumers' request for foods with well-balanced nutritional profile and functional properties promotes research on innovation in pasta making. As a staple food and a common component of diet, pasta can be considered as a vector of dietary fiber, vegetable proteins, vitamins, minerals, and functional compounds. The conventional process for pasta production does not include a fermentation step. However, novel recipes including sourdough-fermented ingredients have been recently proposed, aiming at enhancing the nutritional and functional properties of this product and at enriching commercial offerings with products with new sensorial profiles. The use of sourdough for pasta fortification has been investigated under several aspects, including fortification in vitamin B, the reduction of starch digestibility, and gluten content. Sourdough fermentation has also been successfully applied to non-conventional flours, (e.g., from pseudocereals and legumes), in which an overall increase of the nutritional value and health-promoting compounds, such as a significant decrease of antinutritional factors, were observed. Fermented non-conventional flours, obtained through spontaneous fermentation or using selected starters, have been proposed as pasta ingredients. As the result of wheat replacement, modification in textural properties of pasta may occur. Nonetheless, fermentation represents an efficient tool in improving, besides nutritional and functional profile, the sensory and technological features of fortified pasta.
  • Shetty, Sudarshan A; Smidt, Hauke; de Vos, Willem M (2019)
    The human intestinal tract harbors one of the most densely populated and open microbial ecosystems. The application of multi-omics approaches has provided insight into a wide array of complex interactions between the various groups of mainly anaerobic colonic microbes as well as the host-microbe dialogue. Integration of multi-omits techniques in cultivation based experiments that vary in complexity from monocultures to synthetic microbial communities identified key metabolic players in the trophic interactions as well as their ecological dynamics. A synergy between these approaches will be of utmost importance to reconstruct the functional interaction networks at the ecosystem level within the human intestinal microbiome. The improved understanding of microbiome functioning at ecosystem level will further aid in developing better predictive models and design of effective microbiome modulation strategies for health benefits.
  • Alam, Syed Ariful; Pentikainen, Saara; Närväinen, Johanna; Katina, Kati; Poutanen, Kaisa; Sozer, Nesli (2019)
    The snack product category is lacking palatable, high dietary fiber containing products. This study explored how the addition of native or fermented rye bran influences the texture and sensory properties of endosperm rye flour based extrudates. In addition, mastication and bolus properties (n = 26), and in vitro starch digestibility were assessed. Three high fiber extrudates based on endosperm rye flour (EF) were produced with addition of either 40% native rye bran (NBE) or 40% fermented rye bran (FBE), and with no added bran (EFE) to achieve two pairs of extrudates to compare. EFE and FBE had different composition but resembled each other regarding macrostructure and the second pair (NBE vs. FBE) had similar core composition but different structure due to bran fermentation. The fermentation of bran was performed using exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing strain Weissella confusa, which led to 3% (3 g per 100 g bran; dry weight) in situ dextran production. The compositionally similar extrudates (NBE vs. FBE) varied in both structure and instrumental texture: FBE were less dense, less hard and crispier than NBE. The extrudates with different composition (EFE vs. FBE) varied regarding instrumental texture: FBE were less hard and crispier than EFE. There were also subtle structural differences FBE being somewhat denser than EFE. NBE and FBE differed regarding sensory texture while textures of EFE and FBE were perceived similar. Mastication properties of the different products did not exhibit remarkable differences. There was a large number of smaller particles in both NBE and FBE bolus samples. The fragile structure of FBE, and its lower bolus viscosity, led to high in vitro starch digestibility. The results demonstrate that the structural attributes of the extrudates, rather than the core composition, dictate the breakdown pattern during mastication and in vitro starch digestibility. The extrudates with similar composition may be digested at different rates depending on their structural attributes. Although FBE had higher in vitro starch digestibility, its high DF content, palatable texture and improved sensory properties were important determinants underlying eating quality and therefore it could be a promising product to snack food category.