Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Related Topics

Wallace Yokoyama (Wally)
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (510) 559-5695
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 1100
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Processing Technologies to Prevent Weight Gain and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420733
Transcriptome Analysis of Normal and Insulin Resistant Obese Mice Fed Processed Berries and Grains
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419656

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Lipase-catalyzed synthesis of acetylated EGCG and antioxidant properties of the acetylated derivatives - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Oct-13)
Peptides indentified in soybean protein increase plasma cholesterol in mice on hypercholesterolemic diets Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Bartley, G.E., Zhang, H., Wang, J., Fagerquist, C.K., Zhong, F., Yokoyama, W.H. 2013. Peptides indentified in soybean protein increase plasma cholesterol in mice on hypercholesterolemic diets. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/jf4022288.
Decreased fat accumulation in 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes treated with extracts of heat processed soy flour and breads Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shin, D., Choi, I., Yokoyama, W.H., Kim, M., Kim, Y. 2014. Decreased fat accumulation in 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes treated with extracts of heat processed soy flour and breads. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 49:759-767. DOI: 10.1111/IJFS.12363.
The physicochemical stability and in vitro bioaccessibility of beta-carotene in oil-in- water sodium caseinate emulsions - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Jul-13)
Hpmc Supplementation Reduces Fatty Liver, Intestinal Permeability, and Insulin Resistance with Altered Hepatic Gene Expression in Diet-Induced Obese Mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Bartley, G.E., Young, S., Yokoyama, W.H. 2013. HPMC supplementation reduces fatty liver, intestinal permeability, and insulin resistance with altered hepatic gene expression in diet-induced obese mice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(26):6404-6411.
Cholesterol-lowering activity of soy-derived glyceollins in the golden Syrian hamster model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, H., Xie, Z., Boue, S.M., Bhatnagar, D., Yokoyama, W.H., Yu, L.L., Wang, T.T. 2013. Cholesterol-lowering activity of soy-derived glyceollins in the golden Syrian hamster model. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(24)5772-5782.
Gel coating of edible Brasenia schreberi leaves lowers plasma cholesterol in hamsters (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Kim, H., Wang, Q., Shoemaker, C.F., Zhong, F., Bartley, G.E., Yokoyama, W.H. 2013. Gel coating of edible Brasenia schreberi leaves lowers plasma cholesterol in hamsters (abstract). 10th International Conference of Food Science and Technology, Wuxi, China, May 29-31, 2013.
Properties of chitosan microencapsulated orange oil prepared by spray-drying and its stability to detergents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Yokoyama, W.H., Shoemaker, C.F., Wei, D., Ma, J., Zhu, S., Zhong, F. 2013. Properties of chitosan microencapsulated orange oil prepared by spray-drying and its stability to detergents. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(13):3311-3319.
Plasma and hepatic cholesterol-lowering in hamsters by tomato pomace, tomato seed oil and defatted tomato seed supplemented in high fat diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shao, D., Yokoyama, W.H., Bartley, G.E., Pan, Z., Zhang, H., Zhang, A. 2013. Plasma and hepatic cholesterol-lowering in hamsters by tomato pomace, tomato seed oil and defatted tomato seed supplemented in high fat diets. Food Chemistry. 139:589-596.
Hpmc Supplementation Reduces Abdominal Fat Content, Intestinal Permeability, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in Diet-Induced Obese Mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hung, S., Yokoyama, W.H., Kim, H., Bartley, G.E., Anderson, W.K., Alberts, D.R., Langhorst, M.L., Williams, D.M., Stott, W., Turowski, M. 2012. HPMC supplementation reduces abdominal fat content, intestinal permeability, inflammation, and insulin resistance in diet-induced obese mice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(44):11149-11156.
Nutritional attributes of bakery products - (Book / Chapter) - (19-Sep-12)
Hpmc Supplementation Reduces Abdominal Fat Content, Intestinal Permeability, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in Diet-Induced Obese Mice Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Bartley, G.E., Young, S.A., Davis, P.A., Yokoyama, W.H. 2012. HPMC supplementation reduces abdominal fat content, intestinal permeability, inflammation, and insulin resistance in diet-induced obese mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 00:1-3. DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201200082.
Maillard reaction products of rice protein hydrolysates with mono-, oligo- and polysaccharides Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Zhong, F., Ji, W., Yokoyama, W.H., Shoemaker, C.F., Zhu, S., Xia, W. 2012. Maillard reaction products of rice protein hydrolysates with mono-, oligo- and polysaccharides. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 30(1):53-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2012.04.013.
Liquid formulations sustaining the viability of a superior yeast strain Pichia anomala WRL-076 for mycotoxin control - (Abstract Only)
Hua, S.T., Hernlem, B.J., Yokoyama, W.H., Parfitt, D.E., Sarreal, S.L. 2012. Liquid formulations sustaining the viability of a superior yeast strain Pichia anomala WRL-076 for mycotoxin control. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. [abstract].
The effect of polysaccharides on the gelatinization properties of cornstarch dispersions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, Z., Zhong, F., Li, Y., Shoemaker, C., Yokoyama, W.H., Xia, W. 2012. The effect of polysaccharides on the gelatinization properties of cornstarch dispersions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(2):658-664.
A high-fat diet containing whole walnuts (Juglans regia) reduces tumour size and growth along with plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 in the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate model Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, P.A., Vasu, V., Gohil, K., Kim, H., Khan, I., Cross, C., Yokoyama, W.H. 2012. A high-fat diet containing whole walnuts (Juglans regia) reduces tumour size and growth along with plasma insulin-like growth factor 1 in the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate model. British Journal of Nutrition. 00:1-9. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114511007288.
Concentration-dependent displacement of cholesterol in micelles by hydrophobic rice bran protein hydrolysates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Yokoyama, W.H., Zhang, H. 2012. Concentration-dependent displacement of cholesterol in micelles by hydrophobic rice bran protein hydrolysates. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92(7):1395-1401. DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.4713.
Lower weight gain and hepatic lipid content in hamsters fed high fat diets supplemented with white rice protein, brown rice protein, and soy protein and their hydrolysates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huijuan, Z., Bartley, G.E., Mitchell, C., Hui, Z., Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Lower weight gain and hepatic lipid content in hamsters fed high fat diets supplemented with white rice protein, brown rice protein, and soy protein and their hydrolysates. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(20):10297-10933.
Dietary hydroxypropyl methylcellulose increases excretion of saturated and trans fats by hamsters fed fast food diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, W.H., Anderson, W.H., Albers, D.R., Hong, Y., Langhorst, M.L., Hung, S., Young, S.A. 2011. Dietary hydroxypropyl methylcellulose increases excretion of saturated and trans fats by hamsters fed fast food diets. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(20):11249-11254.
Effects of cationic hydroxyethyl cellulose on glucose tolerance and obesity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, S.A., Hung, S., Anderson, W., Albers, D., Langhorst, M., Williams, D., Yokoyama, W.H. 2012. Effects of cationic hydroxyethyl cellulose on glucose tolerance and obesity. Journal of Diabetes. 4(1):85-94. DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-0407.2011.00157.x.
Prevention of obesity relatred metabolic diseases by processed foods containing soluble dietary fibers and flavonoids (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Prevention of obesity relatred metabolic diseases by processed foods containing soluble dietary fibers and flavonoids (abstract).
Gel coating of leaves of the water plant, Brasenia schreberi, lowers plasma cholesterol in hamsters on high fat diets - (Abstract Only)
Yokoyama, W.H., Zhong, F., Shoemaker, C., Bartley, G.E., Kim, H. 2011. Gel coating of leaves of the water plant, Brasenia schreberi, lowers plasma cholesterol in hamsters on high fat diets (abstract).
Dietary Fiber, Microbiota and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases - (Abstract Only)
Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Dietary Fiber, Microbiota and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases. Meeting Abstract. Food Science & Technology Seminar Series, University of California, Davis, Feb 2, 2011.
Physical and sensory properties of all-barley and all-oat breads with additional hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) ß-glucan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, Y., Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Physical and sensory properties of all-barley and all-oat breads with additional hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) ß-glucan . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59(2): 741-746.
Rheology of different hydrocolloids–rice starch blends. Effect of successive heating–cooling cycles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosell, C., Shoemaker, C.F., Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Rheology of different hydrocolloids–rice starch blends. Effect of successive heating–cooling cycles. Carbohydrate Polymers. 84(1): 373-382.
Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: an updated meta-analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, P.A., Yokoyama, W.H. 2011. Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: an updated meta-analysis. Journal of Medicinal Foods. 14(9):884-889. DOI: 10.1089/jmf.2010.0180.
Effect of High-Fat Diets Supplemented with Okara Soybean by-Product on Lipid Profiles of Plasma, Liver and Faeces in Syrian Hamsters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villanueva, M., Yokoyama, W.H., Hong, Y., Bartley, G.E., Ruperez, P. 2010. EFFECT OF HIGH-FAT DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH OKARA SOYBEAN BY-PRODUCT ON LIPID PROFILES OF PLASMA, LIVER AND FAECES IN SYRIAN HAMSTERS. Journal of Food Chemistry. Doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.05.106.
Hypocholesterolemic effects of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose are mediated by altered gene expression in hepatic bile and cholesterol pathways of male hamsters Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bartley, G.E., Yokoyama, W.H., Young, S.A., Anderson, K., Hung, S., Albers, D.R., Langhorst, M.L., Turowski, M., Kim, H. 2010. Hypocholesterolemic effects of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose are mediated by altered gene expression in hepatic bile and cholesterol pathways of male hamsters. Journal of Nutrition. 140(7): 1255-1260.
alpha-Solasinine and alpha-Solamargine Contents of Goboma (Solanum macrocarpon L.) and Scarlet (S. aethiopicum L.) Eggplants Determined by HPLC-MS with Selective-Ion-Monitoring - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Mar-10)
Hepatic Gene Expression Related to Lower Plasma Cholesterol in Hamsters Fed High Fat Diets Supplemented with Blueberry Pomace and Extract - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, H., Bartley, G.E., Rimando, A.M., Yokoyama, W.H. 2010. Hepatic Gene Expression Related to Lower Plasma Cholesterol in Hamsters Fed High Fat Diets Supplemented with Blueberry Pomace and Extract. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58 (7), pp 3984–3991. DOI: 10.1021/jf903230s.
Quantification of the Sulfated Cholecystokinin CCK8 in Hamster Plasma Using Immunoprecipitation-Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, S.A., Julka, S., Bartley, G.E., Gilbert, J.R., Wendelburg, B., Hung, S., Anderson, W., Yokoyama, W.H. 2009. Quantification of the Sulfated Cholecystokinin CCK8 in Hamster Plasma Using Immunoprecipitation-Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry. 81:9120-8.
Adiponectin in Hamster: Characterization and Functions in Soluble Dietary Fiber Mediated Lipid Homeostatis - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Jun-09)
Effects of flavonol-rich diet on select cardiovascular parameters in a Gold Syrian Hamster model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kalgaonkar, S., Gross, H., Yokoyama, W.H., Keen, C. 2010. Effects of flavonol-rich diet on select cardiovascular parameters in a Gold Syrian Hamster model. Journal of Medicinal Food. 13(1): 108-115. doi:10.1089/jmf.2008.0295.
Particle Size Effects on the Quality of Flour Tortillas Enriched with Whole Grain Waxy Barley - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prasopsunwattana, N., Omary, M.B., Arndt, E.A., Cooke, P.H., Flores, R.A., Yokoyama, W.H., Toma, A., Chongcham, S., Lee, S.P. 2009. Particle Size Effects on the Quality of Flour Tortillas Enriched with Whole Grain Waxy Barley. Cereal Chemistry. 86(4):438-451
Simultaneous Characterization of Bile Acid, Sterols, and Determination of Acyglycerides in Feces from Soluble Cellulose-Fed Hamsters using HPLC with Evaporative Light Scattering Detection and APCI-MS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hong, Y., Turowski, M., Lin, J.T., Yokoyama, W.H. 2007. Simultaneous Characterization of Bile Acid, Sterols, and Determination of Acyglycerides in Feces from Soluble Cellulose-Fed Hamsters using HPLC with Evaporative Light Scattering Detection and APCI-MS. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:9759-9757.
Viscoelastic Properties of Waxy and Non-Waxy Rice Flours, Their Fat and Protein-Free Starch, and the Microstructure of Their Cooked Kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ibanez-Carranza, A.M., Wood, D.F., Yokoyama, W.H., Park, I.M., Tinoco, M.A., Hudson, C.A., McKenzie, K.S., Shoemaker, C.F. 2007. Viscoelastic Properties of Waxy and Non-Waxy Rice Flours, Their Fat and Protein-Free Starch, and the Microstructure of Their Cooked Kernels. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55(16):6761-6771.
Lung Vitamin E Transport Processes are Affected by Both Age and Environmental Oxidants in Mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valacchi, G., Vasu, V.T., Yokoyama, W., Corbacho, A.M., Phung, A., Lim, Y., Aung, H.H., Cross, C.E., Davis, P.A. 2007. Lung Vitamin E Transport Processes are Affected by Both Age and Environmental Oxidants in Mice. Journal of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 222(2):227-234.
Dietary Soluble Celluloses Prevent Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases in Fat Fed Hamsters - (Proceedings)
Yokoyama, W.H. 2006. Dietary Soluble Celluloses Prevent Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases in Fat Fed Hamsters. UJNR Food & Agricultural Panel Proceedings. FF:15-19.
Soluble Fibers Prevent Insulin Resistance in Hamsters Fed High Saturated Fat Diets - (Other)
Yokoyama, W.H., Shao, Q. January-February 2006. Soluble fibers prevent insulin resistance in hamsters fed high saturated fat diets. Cereal Foods World. 51:16-18.
Pterostilbene As a New Agonist for the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha Isoform - (Patent Application)
Rimando, A.M., Feller, D., Yokoyama, W.H. 2006. Pterostilbene as a new agonist for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha isoform. Patent No. 11/207,038. 2/24/06.
Rice Starch Amylopectin, and Amylose: Molecular Weight and Solubility in Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Based Solvents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhong, F., Yokoyama, W.H., Wang, Q., Shoemaker, C.F. 2006. Rice Starch, Amylopectin, and Amylose: Molecular Weight and Solubility in Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Based Solvents. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 10.1021:A-G.
Walnuts Reduce Aortic Et-1 Mrna Levels in Hamsters Fed a High Fat, Atherogenic Diet - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, P., Valacchi, G., Pagnin, E., Shao, Q., Gross, H.B., Calo, L., Yokoyama, W.H. 2006. Walnuts Reduce Aortic ET-1 mRNA Levels in Hamsters Fed a High Fat, Atherogenic Diet. Journal of Nutrition. 0022-3166/06:428-432.
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Hpmc) Prevents Insulin Resistance in Hamsters Fed High High Saturated Fat Diets Through Regulation of Metabolic Genes - (Abstract Only)
Shao, Q., Wlaschin, K., Yokoyama, W.H., Nissom, P.M., Yap, M., Hu, W., Lazo, G.R. 2005. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (hpmc) May Prevent Insulin Resistance in Hamsters Fed High Saturated Fat Diets through Regulating Metabolic Genes. Meeting Abstract Paper AGFD #103, ACS Cornucopia, 3/15/05, San Diego, CA.
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Hpmc) May Prevent Insulin Resistance in Hamsters Fed High Saturated Fat Diets Through Regulating Metabolic Genes - (Abstract Only)
Shao, Q., Wlaschin, K., Yokoyama, W.H., Nissom, P.M., Yap, M., Hu, W., Lazo, G.R. 2005. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) May Prevent Insulin Resistance in Hamsters Fed High Saturated Fat Diets through Regulating Metabolic Genes. Meeting Abstract Paper AGFD #103, ACS Cornucopia, 3/15/05, San Diego, CA.
Pterostilbene, a New Agonist for the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha Isoform, Lowers Plasma Lipoproteins and Cholesterol in Hypercholesterolemic Hamster - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rimando, A.M., Rangaswamy, N., Feller, D.R., Yokoyama, W.H. 2005. Pterostilbene, a new agonist for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha isoform, lowers plasma lipoproteins and cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic hamster. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53:3403-3407.
Multiple Detection (Light Scattering, Fluorescence, Retractive Index, Uv) in Size-Exclusion Chromatography of Soluble Glucan Polymers - (Book / Chapter)
Yokoyama, W.H., Knuckles, B.E. 2005. Multiple Detection (Light Scattering, Fluorescence, Refractive Index and UV) in Size-Exclusion Chromatography of Soluble Glucan Polymers. ACS Book Chapter 8:141-149.
Plasma Ldl Cholesterol Lowering by Plant Phytosterols in a Hamster Model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, W.H. 2004. Plasma LDL cholesterol lowering by plant phytosterols in a hamster model. Trends in Food Science & Technology. 15(11):528-531.
Size Exclusion Chromatography and Ultracentrifugation of Lipoproteins - (Book / Chapter)
Yokoyama, W.H., Xu, R., Walzem, R., German, B. 2005. Size-Exclusion Chromatography and Ultracentrifugation of Lipoproteins. Book Chapter. Chapter 17 - HPLC of Acyl Lipids. p. 521-534.
Nutritional Properties of Rice and Rice Bran - (Book / Chapter)
Yokoyama, W.H. Book Chapter, 3rd Edition, Rice: Chemistry and Technology, 2004, Edited by E.T. Champagne. Chapter 20:595-609.
Whole Almonds Activate Gastrointestinal (Gi) Tract Anti-Proliferative Signalling in Apc Min (Multiple Intestinal Neoplasia) Mice - (Abstract Only)
DAVIS, P., IWAHASHI, C.K., YOKOYAMA, W.H. WHOLE ALMONDS ACTIVATE GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) TRACT ANTI-PROLIFERATIVE SIGNALLING IN APC MIN (MULTIPLE INTESTINAL NEOPLASIA) MICE. JOURNAL OF FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY. 2003. v. 17. p. A1153.
Food Processing Reduces Size of Soluble Cereal B-Glucan Polymers Without Loss of Cholesterol-Reducing Properties - (Book / Chapter)
Yokoyama, W.H., Knuckles, B.E., Wood, D.F., Inglett, G.E. 2002. Food Processing Reduces Size of Soluble Cereal B-Glucan Polymers Without Loss of Cholesterol-Reducing Properties. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 8:105-116.
Stability of Ingested Methycellulose in the Rat Determined by Polymer Molar Mass Measurements by Light Scattering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yokoyama, W.H., Knuckles, B.E., Davis, P.A., Daggy, B.P. 2002. Stability of Ingested Methycellulose in the Rat Determined by Polymer Molar Mass Measurements by Light Scattering. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 50:7726-7730.
Processing, Bioavailability and Activity of Dietary Fiber - (Abstract Only) - (31-Mar-00)
Food Processing Reduces Size of Soluble Cereal B-Glucan Polymers Without Loss of Cholesterol-Reducing Properties. - (Proceedings) - (30-Mar-00)
Plasma Cholesterol Reduction in Hamsters by Dietary Fiber Fractions of Oat and Barley - (Abstract Only) - (06-Apr-98)
Raw and Processed Oat Ingredients Lower Plasma Cholesterol in the Hamster - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Nov-97)
Rice Starch Molecular Characterization and Gel Properties - (Proceedings) - (01-Feb-96)
ARS News Articles
Last Modified: 4/16/2014