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United States Department of Agriculture

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ANDREW BREKSA
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (510) 559-5898
Fax: (510) 559-5849
Room 1129
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products through Identification of Nitrogen-containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 419759
Development of a Freeze-Dried Cherry Placebo
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 424447

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Metabolite signature of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in two citrus varieties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chin, E., Mishchuk, D.O., Breksa III, A.P., Slupsky, C.M. 2014. Metabolite signature of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in two citrus varieties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(28):6585-91.
Dietary grape powder increases IL-1ß and IL-6 production by lipopolysaccharide-activated monocytes and reduces plasma concentrations of large LDL-cholesterol particles in obese humans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Peerson, J., Freytag, T.L., Breksa III, A.P., Bonnel, E.L., Woodhouse, L.R., Storms, D.H. 2014. Dietary grape powder increases IL-1ß and IL-6 production by lipopolysaccharide-activated monocytes and reduces plasma concentrations of large LDL-cholesterol particles in obese humans. British Journal of Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514000890.
Effect of UV-B light on total soluble phenolic contents of various whole and fresh-cut specialty crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Breksa III, A.P., McHugh, T.H. 2014. Effect of UV-B light on total soluble phenolic contents of various whole and fresh-cut specialty crops. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 93:72-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.02.004.
Metabolites may reveal attack strategy of the microbe causing HLB - (Trade Journal)
Slupsky, C.M., Breksa Iii, A.P., Hilf, M.E. 2013. Metabolites may reveal attack strategy of the microbe causing HLB. Citrograph. 4 No. 1: 40-42.
Thermal stability of liquid antioxidative extracts from pomegranate peel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qu, W., Pan, Z., Breksa III, A.P., Ma, H. 2014. Thermal stability of liquid antioxidative extracts from pomegranate peel. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 94(5):1005-1012.
Genotype and environmental interaction for fruit quality traits in vintage tomato varieties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Panthee, D., Labate, J.A., Mcgrath, M., Francis, D., Breksa III, A.P., Robertson, L.D. 2013. Genotype and environmental interaction for fruit quality traits in vintage tomato varieties. Euphytica. 193:169-182.
Antioxidant characterization and sensory evaluation during storage of ultraviolet-B light exposed baby carrots (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Sensory evaluation of baked chicken wrapped with antimicrobial apple and tomato edible films formulated with Cinnamaldehyde and Carvacrol Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Woods, R.D., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H., Friedman, M., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. Sensory evaluation of baked chicken wrapped with antimicrobial apple and tomato edible films formulated with Cinnamaldehyde and Carvacrol. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(32):7799-7804. DOI: 10.1021/jf301281a.
Metabolomic analysis of citrus infection by Candidatus Liberibacter reveals insight into pathogenicity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Slisz, A., Breksa III, A.P., Mishchuk, D.O., Mccollum, T.G., Slupsky, C.M. 2012. Metabolomic analysis of citrus infection by Candidatus Liberibacter reveals insight into pathogenicity. Journal of Proteome Research. DOI: abs/10.1021/pr300350x.
Magnitude of genotype x environment interactions affecting tomato fruit quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Panthee, D., Cao, C., Debenport, S., Rodriguez, G., Labate, J.A., Robertson, L.D., Breksa Iii, A.P., Van Der Knaap, E., Mcspadden-Gardener, B. 2012. Magnitude of genotype x environment interactions affecting tomato fruit quality. HortScience. 47:721-726.
Storage stability of sterilized liquid extracts from pomegranate peel Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qu, W., Breksa III, A.P., Pan, Z., Ma, H., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Storage stability of sterilized liquid extracts from pomegranate peel . Journal of Food Science. 77(7):C765-C772. DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02779.x.
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products. Food Chemistry. 134:1862-1869. DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.03.097.
Fertilization and pesticides affect mandarin orange nutrient composition Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Breksa III, A.P., Mishchuk, D.0., Fake, C., O'Mahony, M.A., Slupsky, C.M. 2012. Fertilization and pesticides affect mandarin orange nutrient composition. Food Chemistry. 134:1020-1024. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.02.218.
Effect of UV-B light and genotype on antioxidant enhancement of carrot slices - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of selected fresh-cut fruits and vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
Ultraviolet-B light treatment increases antioxidant capacity of carrot products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Woods, R.D., Olson, D.A., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Ultraviolet-B light treatment increases antioxidant capacity of carrot products. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92(11):2341-2348.
Quantitative determination of major polyphenol constituents in pomegranate products Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qu, W., Breksa III, A.P., Pan, Z. 2011. Quantitative determination of major polyphenol constituents in pomegranate products. Food Chemistry. 132:1585-1591. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2011.11.106.
Phenotypic and molecular variation in 44 vintage tomato varieties - (Proceedings)
Labate, J.A., Panthee, D., Mcgrath, M., Francis, D., Breksa Iii, A.P., Robertson, L.D. 2011. Phenotypic and molecular variation in 44 vintage tomato varieties. Tomato Breeders Roundtable Proceedings. Vol. 43, p. 10.
Limonoid content of sour orange varieties Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Khan, T., Zukas, A.A., Hidalgo, M., Lee-Yuen, M.S. 2011. Limonoid content of sour orange varieties. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 91(6): 1789-1794. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.4383.
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-11)
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content of various whole and fresh-cut vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-11)
Elevation, rootstock, and soil depth affect the nutritional quality of mandarin oranges Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Breksa Iii, A.P., Mishchuk, D.O., Slupsky, C.M. 2011. Elevation, rootstock, and soil depth affect the nutritional quality of mandarin oranges. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 59(1):2672–2679.
Pcr Amplification and Cloning of Tyrosine Decarboxylase Involved in Synephrine Biosynthesis in Citrus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bartley, G.E., Breksa Iii, A.P., Ishida, B.K. 2010. PCR Amplification and Cloning of Tyrosine Decarboxylase Involved in Synephrine Biosynthesis in Citrus. New Biotechnology. doi:10.1016/j.nbt.2010.04.003.
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of various specialty crops and pomaces - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-10)
Phenolic Content of Raisin Grape Varieties and Genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Takeoka, G.R., Hidalgo, M., Vilches, A.M., Vasse, J., Ramming, D.W. 2010. Phenolic Content of Raisin Grape Varieties and Genotypes. Food Chemistry. 121, 740-745.
Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Method for the Rapid Identification of Citrus Limonoid Glucosides in Citrus Juices and Extracts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Hidalgo, M., Lee-Yuen, M. 2009. Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Method for the Rapid Identification of Citrus Limonoid Glucosides in Citrus Juices and Extracts. Journal of Food Chemistry. 117(4)739-744.
Development and Validation of a Decigram-Scale Method for the Separation of Limonin from Limonin Glucoside by C-18 Flash Chromatography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Dragull, K.D. 2009. Development and Validation of a Decigram-Scale Method for the Separation of Limonin from Limonin Glucoside by C-18 Flash Chromatography. Food Chemistry. 113:1308-1311.
Synephrine Content of Juice from Satsuma Mandarins (Citrus unshiu Marcovitch) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dragull, K.D., Breksa III, A.P., Cain, B.R. 2008. Synephrine Content of Juice from Satsuma Mandarins (Citrus unshiu Marcovitch). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:8874-8878.
Stability of Limonin Glucoside in Beverage Matrices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Hidalgo, M.B., Wong, R.Y. 2008. Stability of Limonin Glucoside in Beverage Matrices. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 88:2194-2200.
Clarification of Reconstituted Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate by Continuous Flow Centrifugation for Limonin Glucoside Solid Phase Extraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Manners, G.D., Ibarra, Jr., P. 2008. Clarification of reconstituted frozen orange juice concentrate by continuous flow centrifugation for limonin glucoside solid phase extraction. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 88:2213-2218.
Isolation and Identification of the First C-17 Limonin Epimer, Epilimonin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Dragull, K.D., Wong, R.Y. 2008. Isolation and Identification of the First C-17 Limonin Epimer, Epilimonin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:5595-5598.
Colorimetric Method for the Estimation of Total Limonoid Aglycones and Glucoside Contents in Citrus Juices - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Ibarra Jr, F.G. 2007. Colorimetric Method for the Estimation of Total Limonoid Aglycones and Glucoside Contents in Citrus Juices. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Article) 55(13):5013-5017.
Citrus Limonoid Bioavailability in Humans - (Book / Chapter)
Breksa III, A.P., Manners, G.D., Jacobs, R.A., Hasegawa, S. 2006. Citrus Limonoid Bioavailability in Humans. In: ACS Symposium Series No. 936, Potential Health Benefits of Citrus; Patil, B.S.; Turner, N.D.; Miller, E.G.; Brodbelt, J.S. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 95-101.
Evaluation of the Antioxidant Capacity of Limonin, Nomilin and Limonin Glucoside - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
A.P. Breksa III, G.D. Manners, 2006. Evaluation of the Antioxidant Capacity of Limonin, Nomilin and Limonin Glucoside. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. V54:3827-3831.
Manufacture of Limonoid Compounds - (Patent Application)
Manners, G.D., Breksa III, A.P. 2005. Manufacture of limonoid compounds. Patent Application, No. 11/289/240, June 1, 2006.
Extraction Methods for Analysis of Citrus Leaf Proteins by Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis - (Abstract Only)
Zukas, A.A., Breksa III, A.P. 2004. Extraction methods for analysis of citrus leaf proteins by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. ACS Symposium, Paper #74, October 2004, Sacramento, CA.
Limonoate a-Ring Lactones: Key Intermediates in the Limonoid Pathway - (Abstract Only)
Breksa III, A.P., Zukas, A.A., Manners, G.D. 2005. Limonoate A-Ring Lactones: Key Intermediates in the Limonoid Pathway. Meeting Abstract No. 83. August 2005. Washington, DC.
Extraction Methods for Analysis of Citrus Leaf Proteins by Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zukas, A.A., Breksa III, A.P. 2005. Extraction Methods for Analysis of Citrus Leaf Proteins by Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis. Journal of Chromatography A. V. 1078:201-205.
Determination of Limonoate and Nomilinoate a-Ring Lactones in Citrus Juices by Electrospray Ionization Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Zukas, A.A., Manners, G.D. 2005. Determination of Limonoate and Nomilinoate A-ring Lactones in Citrus Juices by Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A. V. 1064:187-191.
Bioavailability of Citrus Limonoids in Humans - (Abstract Only)
Manners, G.D., Jacob, R.A., Breksa III, A.P., Schoch, T.K., Hasegawa, S. 2004. Bioavailability of citrus limonoids in humans. 2004 Meeting Abstract. ACS Symposium, August 2004, Philadelphia, PA.
Isolation and Characterization of Limonoate and Nomilinoate a-Ring Lactones - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zukas, A.A., Breksa III, A.P., Manners, G.D. 2004. Isolation and Characterization of Limonoate and Nomilinoate A-Ring Lactones. Phytochemistry. V. 65:2705-2709.
Determination of Limonin D-Ring Lactone Hydrolase Activity by Solid Phase Extraction with Indirect Fluorescence Detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Breksa III, A.P., Manners, G.D. 2004. Determination of limonin d-ring lactone hydrolase activity by solid phase extraction with indirect fluorescence detection. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vol 52, No. 12, p. 3772-3775.
Identifying Limonoid Aglycones by Electron Ionization and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry Techniques - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manners, G.D., Breksa III, A.P. 2004. Identifying Citrus Limonoid Aglycones by HPLC-EI/MS and HPLC-APCI/MS Techniques. Phytochemical Analysis. V. 15:372-381.
Bioavailability of Citrus Limonoids to Humans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manners, G.D., Jacob, R.A., Breksa III, A.P., Hasegawa, S., Schoch, T.K. 2003. Bioavailability of citrus limonoids in humans. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Vol 51, p. 4156-4161.
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