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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DIETARY CAROTENOIDS, RETINOIDS, AND BIOACTIVATES ON HEALTHY AGING Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Fruits, vegetables and their components and mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A review - (Review Article)
Dunham, A., Johnson, E.J. 2013. Fruits, vegetables and their components and mild cognitive impairment and dementia: A review. Food Reviews International. 29(4):409-440.
Nutrients for the aging eye - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasmussen, H.M., Johnson, E.J. 2013. Nutrients for the aging eye. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 8:741-748.
A systematic review on zinc for the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration - (Review Article)
Vishwanathan, R., Chung, M., Johnson, E.J. 2013. A systematic review on zinc for the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 54(6):3985-3998.
Relationship between serum and brain carotenoids, a-tocopherol and retinol concentrations and cognitive performance in the oldest old from the Georgia Centenarian Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.J., Vishwanathan, R., Johnson, M., Hausman, D.B., Davey, A., Scott, T.M., Green, R.C., Miller, L., Gearing, M., Woodward, J., Nelson, P.T., Chung, H., Schalch, W., Wittwer, J., Poon, L.W. 2013. Relationship between serum and brain carotenoids, a-tocopherol and retinol concentrations and cognitive performance in the oldest old from the Georgia Centenarian Study. Journal of Aging Research. DOI:10.1155/2013/951786.
Nutrition and age-related eye diseases - (Book / Chapter)
Vishwanathan, R., Johnson, E.J. 2013. Nutrition and age-related eye diseases. In: David Heber, M.D.,PhD. Handbook of Nutrition and Food. 3rd Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p.1023-1036.
Spirulina can increase total-body vitamin A stores of Chinese school-age children determined by a paired isotope dilution technique - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, L., Zhao, X., Wang, J., Muzhingi, T., Suter, P.M., Tang, G., Yin, S. 2012. Spirulina can increase total-body vitamin A stores of Chinese school-age children determined by a paired isotope dilution technique. Journal of Nutritional Science. doi:10.1017/jns.2012.21.
Impact of calcium and vitamin D insufficiencies on serum parathyroid hormone and bone mineral density: analysis of the 4th & 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joo, N., Dawson-Hughes, B., Kim, Y., Oh, K., Yeum, K. 2013. Impact of calcium and vitamin D insufficiencies on serum parathyroid hormone and bone mineral density: analysis of the 4th & 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 28(4):764-770.
A possible role for lutein and zeaxanthin in cognitive function in the elderly - (Review Article)
Johnson, E.J. 2012. A possible role for lutein and zeaxanthin in cognitive function in the elderly. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 96(5):1161S-1165S.
Macular lutein and zeaxanthin are related to brain lutein and zeaxanthin in primates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vishwanathan, R., Neuringer, M., Snodderly, D., Schalch, W., Johnson, E.J. 2012. Macular lutein and zeaxanthin are related to brain lutein and zeaxanthin in primates. Nutritional Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1179/14768230512Y.0000000024.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin content in egg yolk and their absence in fish and seafood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasmussen, H.M., Muzhingi, T., Eggert, E.R., Johnson, E.J. 2012. Lutein, zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin content in egg yolk and their absence in fish and seafood. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 27(2):139-144.
Retinoids, carotenoids, and tocopherols in breast adipose tissue and serum of benign breast disease and breast cancer patients - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shim, E., Yeum, K., Tang, G., Ahn, S., Hwang, J., Lee-Kim, Y. 2012. Retinoids, carotenoids, and tocopherols in breast adipose tissue and serum of benign breast disease and breast cancer patients. Nutrition and Cancer. 64(7):956-963.
Measurement of macular pigment optical density in a healthy chinese population sample - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yu, J., Johnson, E.J., Shang, F., Lim, A., Zhou, H., Cui, L., Xu, J., Snellingen, T., Liu, X., Wang, N., Liu, N. 2012. Measurement of macular pigment optical density in a healthy chinese population sample. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 53(4):2106-2111.
Biomarkers for oxidative stress in acute lung injury induced in rabbits submitted to different strategies of mechanical ventilation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ronchi, C., Fioretto, J., Ferreira, A., Berchieri-Ronchi, C.L., Correa, C., Kurokawa, C., Carpi, M., Moraes, M., Yeum, K. 2012. Biomarkers for oxidative stress in acute lung injury induced in rabbits submitted to different strategies of mechanical ventilation. Journal of Applied Physiology. 112(7):1184-1190.
Mallow carotenoids determined by high-performance liquid chromatography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
El-Qudah, J., Qin, J., Tang, G. 2012. Mallow carotenoids determined by high-performance liquid chromatography. American Journal of Applied Sciences. 11(23):3797-3801.
Vitmin A, nutrition, and health values of algea: spirulina, chlorella, and dunaliella - (Review Article)
Suter, P., Tang, G. 2011. Vitmin A, nutrition, and health values of algea: spirulina, chlorella, and dunaliella. Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences. 1(2):111-118.
Yellow maize with high (beta)-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A in healthy Zimbabwean men - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Muzhingi, T., Gadaga, T., Siwela, A., Grusak, M., Russell, R., Tang, G. 2011. Yellow maize with high (beta)-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A in healthy Zimbabwean men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 94(2):510-519.
An integrated high resolution mass spectrometric and informatics approach for the rapid identification of phenolics in plant extract - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldini, G., Regazzoni, L., Pedretti, A., Carini, M., Cho, S., Park, K., Yeum, K. 2011. An integrated high resolution mass spectrometric and informatics approach for the rapid identification of phenolics in plant extract. Journal of Chromatography A. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2011.02.065.
Pharmacological dose of alpha-tocopherol induces cardiotoxicity in Wistar rats determined by echocardiography and histology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nascimento, M., Matsubara, B.B., Matsubara, L.S., Correa, C.R., Pereira, E.J., Moreira, P.L., Carvalho, F.A., Burini, C.H., Padovani, C.R., Yeum, K., Ferreira, A.A. 2011. Pharmacological dose of alpha-tocopherol induces cardiotoxicity in Wistar rats determined by echocardiography and histology. Human and Experimental Toxicology. 30(10):1540-1548.
Composition and stability of phytochemicals in five varieties of black soybeans (glycine max) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Correa, C.R., Li, L., Aldini, G., Carini, M., Chen, O., Chun, H., Cho, S., Park, K., Russell, R.M., Blumberg, J.B., Yeum, K. 2010. Composition and stability of phytochemicals in five varieties of black soybeans (glycine max). Food Chemistry. 123:1176-1184.
Intake of lutein and zeaxanthin differ with age, sex, and ethnicity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, E.J., Maras, J.E., Rasmussen, H.M., Tucker, K.L. 2010. Intake of lutein and zeaxanthin differ with age, sex, and ethnicity. Journal Of The American Dietetic Association. 110(9):1357-1362.
Bioconversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A in humans - (Review Article)
Tang, G. 2010. Bioconversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 91:1468-1473.
Bioconversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A in humans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tang, G. 2010. Bioconversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A in humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 91(5):1466S-1473S.
Site-specific concentrations of carotenoids in adipose tissue: relations with dietary and serum carotenoid concentrations in healthy adults - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chung, H., Ferreirra, A.A., Epstein, S., Paiva, S., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Johnson, E.J. 2009. Site-specific concentrations of carotenoids in adipose tissue: relations with dietary and serum carotenoid concentrations in healthy adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 90:533-539.
Spinach and carrots: vitamin A and health - (Book / Chapter)
Tang, G. 2009. Spinach and carrots: vitamin A and health. In: Watson, R., Preedy, V., editors. Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health: Fruits and Vegetables. London, UK: Elsevier. p.381-391.
Beta-carotene as vitamin A - (Book / Chapter)
Tang, G., Russell, R.M. 2009. Beta-carotene as vitamin A. In: Britton, G., Liaaen-Jensen, S., Pfander, H., editors. Carotenoids: Nutrition and Health. 5th edition. New York, NY: Birkhauser Publishing. p.149-172.
Antioxidant/prooxidant actions of carotenoids - (Book / Chapter)
Yeum, K., Aldini, G., Russell, R.M., Krinsky, N.I. 2009. Antioxidant/pro-oxidant actions of carotenoids. In: Britton, G., Liaaen-Jensen, S., Pfander, H., editors. Carotenoids: Nutrition and Health. 5th edition. New York, NY: Birkhauser Publishing. p.235-268.
Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables, and corn and egg products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perry, A.F., Rasmussen, H.M., Johnson, E.J. 2009. Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables, and corn and egg products. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 22:9-15.
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