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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Dietary Modulation of Immune Function and Oxidative Stress

Location: Immunity and Disease Prevention Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Higher plasma vitamin D binding protein and lower free calcitriol with tenofovir treatment: Cause of a functional vitamin D deficiency? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(24-Aug-13)
Dietary selenium supplementation and whole blood gene expression in healthy North American men - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkes, W.C., Richter, D., Alkan, Z. 2013. Dietary selenium supplementation and whole blood gene expression in healthy North American men. Biological Trace Element Research. DOI:10.1007/s12011-013-9786-5.
Potential nutritional benefits of current citrus consumption - (Review Article)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J. 2013. Potential nutritional benefits of current citrus consumption. Agriculture. 10:3390.
Dietary strawberries increase proliferative response of CD3/CD28-activated CD8+ T cells and production of TNF-alpha in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated monocytes from obese human subjects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Storms, D.H., Freytag, T.L., Mackey, B.E., Zhao, L., Gouffon, J.S., Hwang, D.H. 2013. Dietary strawberries increase proliferative response of CD3/CD28-activated CD8+ T cells and production of TNF-alpha in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated monocytes from obese human subjects. British Journal of Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114513000937. Epub ahead of print.
Cd4 T-Helper Cell Cytokine Phenotypes and Antibody Response Following Tetanus Toxoid Booster Immunization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Livingston, K.A., Jiang, X., Stephensen, C.B. 2013. CD4 T-helper cell cytokine phenotypes and antibody response following tetanus toxoid booster immunization. Journal of Immunological Methods. 390:18-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jim.2013.01.001.
Modelling potential ß-carotene intake and cyanide exposure from consumption of biofortified cassava - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katz, J.M., Lafrano, M.R., Winter, C.K., Burri, B.J. 2013. Modelling potential ß-carotene intake and cyanide exposure from consumption of biofortified cassava. Journal of Nutritional Science. 2(e6):1-8. DOI:10.1017/jns.2012.30.
Oral or parenteral administration of curcumin does not prevent the growth of high-risk t(4;11) acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells engrafted into a NOD/SCID mouse model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Storms, D.H., Newman, J.W., Pedersen, T.L., Keen, C.L., Ducore, J.M. 2013. Oral or parenteral administration of curcumin does not prevent the growth of high-risk t(4;11) acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells engrafted into a NOD/SCID mouse model. International Journal of Oncology. 42:741-748. DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2012.1734.
Biofortified cassava increases ß-carotene and vitamin A concentrations in the TAG-rich plasma layer of American women - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrano, M.R., Woodhouse, L.R., Burnett, D.J., Burri, B.J. 2013. Biofortified cassava increases ß-carotene and vitamin A concentrations in the TAG-rich plasma layer of American women. British Journal of Nutrition. First View Article:pp 1-11. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114512005004.
Dietary resveratrol does not delay engraftment, sensitize to vincristine, or inhibit growth of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in NOD/SCID mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Storms, D.H., Newman, J.W., Pedersen, T.L., Keen, C.L., Ducore, J.M. 2012. Dietary resveratrol does not delay engraftment, sensitize to vincristine, or inhibit growth of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in NOD/SCID mice. International Journal of Oncology. 41(6):2207-2212. DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2012.1650.
Release and bioaccessibility of ß-carotene from fortified almond butter preparations during in vitro digestion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roman, M.J., Burri, B.J., Singh, R. 2012. Release and bioaccessibility of ß-carotene from fortified almond butter preparations during in vitro digestion. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(38).
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D response to vitamin D3 supplementation 50,000 IU monthly in youth with HIV-1 infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Havens, P.L., Mulligan, K., Hazra, R., Flynn, P., Rutledge, B., Van Loan, M.D., Lujan-Zilberman, J., Kapogiannis, B.G., Wilson, C.M., Stephensen, C.B. 2012. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D response to vitamin D3 supplementation 50,000 IU monthly in youth with HIV-1 infection. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 97(11):0000-0000. DOI:10.1210/jc.2012-2600.
Delayed cell cycle progression in selenoprotein W depleted cells is regulated by a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4–p38–p53 pathway - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkes, W.C., Alkan, Z. 2012. Delayed cell cycle progression in selenoprotein W depleted cells is regulated by a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4–p38–p53 pathway. Journal of Biological Chemistry. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.346593.
Daily provitamin A-rich foods increase vitamin A and carotenoid concentrations in plasma of vitamin A deficient Bangladeshi women [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J., Haskell, M.J., Jamil, K.M., Jamil, M. 2012. Daily provitamin A-rich foods increase vitamin A and carotenoid concentrations in plasma of vitamin A deficient Bangladeshi women [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. UC Davis Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology Symposium. Abstract No. 11.
Vitamin A equivalence of carotenoids from high-carotenoid cassava in healthy well-nourished women [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Lafrano, M.R., Woodhouse, L.R., La Porte, D., Burri, B.J. 2012. Vitamin A equivalence of carotenoids from high-carotenoid cassava in healthy well-nourished women [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. UC Davis Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology Symposium. Abstract No. 12.
Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase gene variants affect response to fish oil supplementation by healthy African Americans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Armstrong, P., Kelley, D.S., Newman, J.W., Staggers, F., Hartiala, J., Allayee, H., Stephensen, C.B. 2012. Arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase gene variants affect response to fish oil supplementation by healthy African Americans. Journal of Nutrition. 142(8):1417-1428. DOI: 10.3945/jn.112.159814.
Ergocalciferol from mushrooms or supplements consumed with a standard meal increases 25-hydroxyergocalciferol but decreases 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in the serum of healthy adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stephensen, C.B., Zerofsky, M., Burnett, D., Lin, Y., Hammock, B.D., Hall, L.M., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Ergocalciferol from mushrooms or supplements consumed with a standard meal increases 25-hydroxyergocalciferol but decreases 25-hydroxycholecalciferol in the serum of healthy adults. Journal of Nutrition. 142(7):1246-1252. DOI: 10.3945/jn.112.159764.
Vitamin A equivalence of carotenoids from high-carotenoid cassava in healthy well-nourished women [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
La Frano, M.R., Woodhouse, L.R., La Porte, D., Burri, B.J. 2012. Vitamin A equivalence of carotenoids from high-carotenoid cassava in healthy well-nourished women [abstract]. Experimental Biology. LBA 301.
No effect of pH on in-vitro digestion of carotenoids from sweet potatoes and mandarin oranges [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Burri, B.J., Devin, C.M., Rajaonary, M., Roman, M., La Porte, D. 2012. No effect of pH on in-vitro digestion of carotenoids from sweet potatoes and mandarin oranges [abstract]. Experimental Biology. A31.1.
Impact of daily feeding of carotenoid-rich foods on plasma carotenoid and vitamin A concentrations in lactating women with marginal vitamin A status [abstract] - (Abstract Only)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J., Haskell, M., Jamil, K., Jamil, M. 2012. Impact of daily feeding of carotenoid-rich foods on plasma carotenoid and vitamin A concentrations in lactating women with marginal vitamin A status [abstract]. Experimental Biology. A27.5.
Rapid isocratic HPLC method and sample extraction procedures for measuring carotenoid, retinoid, and tocopherol concentrations in human blood and breast milk for intervention studies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J. 2012. Rapid isocratic HPLC method and sample extraction procedures for measuring carotenoid, retinoid, and tocopherol concentrations in human blood and breast milk for intervention studies. Chromatographia. DOI 10.1007/s10337-012-2193-9.
Vitamin A and immune function - (Book / Chapter)
Stephensen, C.B. 2012. Vitamin A and immune function. In: Preedy, V.R., editor. Food and Nutritional Components in Focus No. 1: Vitamin A and Carotenoids: Chemistry, Analysis, Function and Effects. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. p. 501-515. DOI:10.1039/ISBN
Dietary strawberry powder reduces blood glucose concentrations in obese and lean C57BL/6 mice and selectively lowers plasma C-reactive protein in lean mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parelman, M.A., Storms, D.H., Kirschke, C.P., Huang, L., Zunino, S.J. 2012. Dietary strawberry powder reduces blood glucose concentrations in obese and lean C57BL/6 mice and selectively lowers plasma C-reactive protein in lean mice. British Journal of Nutrition. 1-11. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114512000037.
Provitamin A carotenoids and immune function - (Book / Chapter)
Stephensen, C.B. 2013. Provitamin A carotenoids and immune function. In: Tanumihardjo, S. Carotenoids and Human Health. New York, NY: Humana Press. pp. 261-270.
Evaluating global barriers to the use of red palm oil as an intervention food to prevent vitamin A deficiency - (Review Article)
Burri, B.J. 2012. Evaluating global barriers to the use of red palm oil as an intervention food to prevent vitamin A deficiency. Journal of Food Science. 11:221-233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-4337.2011.00181.x.
Resveratrol given intraperitoneally does not inhibit growth of high-risk t(4;11) acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in NOD/SCID mouse model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Storms, D.H., Newman, J.W., Pedersen, T.L., Keen, C.L., Ducore, J.M. 2012. Resveratrol given intraperitoneally does not inhibit growth of high-risk t(4;11) acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in NOD/SCID mouse model. International Journal of Oncology. 40(4):1277-84. DOI:10.3892/IJO.2011.1316.
Vitamin D3 decreases parathyroid hormone in HIV-infected youth being treated with tenofovir: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Havens, P.L., Stephensen, C.B., Hazra, R., Flynn, P.M., Wilson, C.M., Rutledge, B., Bethel, J., Pan, C.G., Woodhouse, L.R., Van Loan, M.D. 2012. Vitamin D3 decreases parathyroid hormone in HIV-infected youth being treated with tenofovir: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 54(7):1013-1025. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir968.
Effects of dietary strawberry powder on blood lipids and inflammatory markers in obese human subjects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Parelman, M., Freytag, T.L., Stephensen, C.B., Kelley, D.S., Mackey, B.E., Woodhouse, L.R., Bonnel, E. 2011. Effects of dietary strawberry powder on blood lipids and inflammatory markers in obese human subjects. British Journal of Nutrition. 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114511006027.
Selenoprotein W depletion induces a p53- and p21-dependent delay in cell cycle progression in RWPE-1 prostate epithelial cells     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkes, W.C., Alkan, Z. 2012. Selenoprotein W depletion induces a p53- and p21-dependent delay in cell cycle progression in RWPE-1 prostate epithelial cells. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 113:61-69.
Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A - (Proceedings)
Burri, B.J., Turner, T. 2011. Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. Symposium Proceedings. 37:3.
Delayed cell cycle progression from SEPW1 depletion is p53- and p21-dependent in MCF-7 breast cancer cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkes, W.C., Alkan, Z. 2011. Delayed cell cycle progression from SEPW1 depletion is p53- and p21-dependent in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2011.08.032.
Beta-cryptoxanthin: A vitamin A-forming carotenoid - (Book / Chapter)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J., La Frano, M.R. 2012. Beta-cryptoxanthin: A vitamin A-forming carotenoid. In: Yamaguchi, M., editor. Carotenoids: Properties, Effects and Diseases. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers. p. 331-354.
Orange sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A - (Trade Journal)
Turner, T., Burri, B.J. 2011. Orange sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. Agro-Food Industry Hi-Tech. 22(4):14-16.
Carotenoids, chemistry, sources and physiology - (Book / Chapter)
Burri, B.J. 2013. Carotenoids, chemistry, sources and physiology. In: Caballero, B., editor. Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. 3rd Edition, Volume 1. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. p. 283-291.
Prenatal zinc supplementation of zinc-adequate rats adversely affects immunity in offspring     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sharkar, M., Jou, M., Hossain, M.B., Lonnerdal, B., Stephensen, C.B., Raquib, R. 2011. Prenatal zinc supplementation of zinc-adequate rats adversely affects immunity in offspring. Journal of Nutrition. 141(8):1559-1564.
Associations of obesity with triglycerides and C-reactive protein are attenuated in adults with high red blood cell eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Makhoul, Z., Kristal, A.R., Gulati, R., Luick, B., Bersamin, A., O'Brien, D., Hopkins, S.E., Stephensen, C.B., Stanhope, K.L., Havel, P.J., Boyer, B. 2011. Associations of obesity with triglycerides and C-reactive protein are attenuated in adults with high red blood cell eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 65(7):808-817. Available: http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/v65/n7/full/ejcn201139a.html
Alox5 Gene Variants Affect Eicosanoid Production and Response to Fish Oil Supplementation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stephensen, C.B., Armstrong, P., Newman, J.W., Pedersen, T.L., Legault, J., Schuster, G., Kelley, D.S., Vikman, S., Hartiala, J., Hooman, A. 2011. ALOX5 gene variants affect eicosanoid production and response to fish oil supplementation. Journal of Lipid Research. 52(5):991-1003.
Genetic contribution of the leukotriene pathway to coronary artery disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hartiala, J., Li, D., Conti, D.V., Vikman, S., Patel, Y., Tang, W., Brennan, M., Newman, J.W., Stephensen, C.B., Armstrong, P., Hazen, S.L., Allayee, H. 2011. Genetic contribution of the leukotriene pathway to coronary artery disease. Human Genetics. 129(6):617-627.
Nutrition and the immune system - (Book / Chapter)
Stephensen, C.B., Zunino, S.J. 2012. Nutrition and the immune system. In: Ross, C., Caballero, B., Cousins, R., Tucker, K., Ziegler, T., editors. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 11th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a division of Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. p. 601-610.
Beta-Cryptoxanthin- and alpha-carotene-rich foods have greater apparent bioavailability than beta-carotene-rich foods in Western diets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burri, B.J., Chang, J., Neidlinger, T.R. 2011. Beta-Cryptoxanthin- and alpha-carotene-rich foods have greater apparent bioavailability than beta-carotene-rich foods in Western diets. British Journal of Nutrition. 105:212-219.
Citrus can help prevent vitamin A deficiency in developing countries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burri, B.J., Chang, J.S., Turner, T. 2011. Citrus can help prevent vitamin A deficiency in developing countries. California Agriculture. 65(3):130-135.
Novel in vivo model of inducible multidrug resistance in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with chromosomal translocation t(4;11) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zunino, S.J., Storms, D.H., Ducore, J. 2010. Novel in vivo model of inducible multidrug resistance in acute lymphoblastic leukemia with chromosomal translocation t(4;11). Cancer Letters. 296:49-54.
Regulation of Redox Signaling by Selenoproteins     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hawkes, W.C., Alkan, Z. 2010. Regulation of Redox Signaling by Selenoproteins. Biological Trace Element Research. 134(3): 235-251, 2010.
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