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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Wen-Xian Du
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Food Technologist

Phone: (510) 559-6148
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 1105

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Electrostatic and conventional spraying of alginate-based edible coating with natural antimicrobials for preserving fresh strawberry quality -
Transcriptional regulation of chlorogenic acid biosynthesis in carrot root slices exposed to UV-B light -
Bartley, G.E., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Hidalgo, M., Cain, B.R., Breksa III, A.P. 2016. Transcriptional regulation of chlorogenic acid biosynthesis in carrot root slices exposed to UV-B light. Journal Plant Gene. 7:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.plgene.2016.07.001.
Identification and characterization of a new pecan [Cara illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] allergen, Car i2 -
Zhang, Y., Lee, B., Du, W., Fan, Y., Lyu, S.C., Nadeau, K.C., Grauke, L.J., Zhang, Y., Wang, S., Mchugh, T.H. 2016. Identification and characterization of a new pecan [Cara illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] allergen, Car i2. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64:4146-4151.
Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products -
Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Klamczynski, A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Milczarek, R.R., Du, W., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2016. Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products. Industrial Crops and Products. 86:40-48.
Torrefaction of almond shells: effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products -
Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Klamczynski, A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Milczarek, R.R., Du, W., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2016. Torrefaction of almond shells: Effects of torrefaction conditions on properties of solid and condensate products. Industrial Crops and Products. 86:40-48.
Prediction and identification of Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis) vicilin as a food allergen (abstract) -
Zhang, Y., Du, W., Fan, Y., Nadeau, K.C., Mchugh, T.H. 2016. Prediction and identification of Korean Pine (Pinus koraiensis) vicilin as a food allergen (abstract). 137(2):AB267. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
New tree nut allergens -
Zhang, Y., Du, W., Lee, B., Fan, Y., Lyu, S., Nadeau, K.C., McHugh, T.H. 2016. New tree nut allergens. Meeting abstract presented at the 251st American Chemical Society Annual Meeting & Exposition. San Diego, CA., March 13-17, 2016.
Antimicrobial fish gelatin films with olive leaf extract for inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat smoked salmon (abstract) -
Expression, purification, and characterization of almond (Prunus dulcis) allergen Pru du 4 -
Zhang, Y., Du, W., Fregevu, C., Kothary, M.H., Harden, L.A., Mchugh, T.H. 2014. Expression, purification, and characterization of almond (Prunus dulcis) allergen Pru du 4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(52):12695-12700. doi: 10.1021/jf50451021.
Torrefaction of pomaces and nut shells -
Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Klamczynski, A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Milczarek, R.R., Du, W., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2014. Torrefaction of pomaces and nut shells. Bioresource Technology. 177:58-65.
Optimal antimicrobial formulation and physical–mechanical properties of edible films based on Açaí and pectin for food preservation Reprint Icon -
Espitia, P.J., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Teófilo, R.F., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., McHugh, T.H., Soares, N.F. 2014. Optimal antimicrobial formulation and physical–mechanical properties of edible films based on Açaí and pectin for food preservation. Food and Packaging and Shelf Life. 2(1):38-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.fpsl.2014.06.002.
Optimal antimicrobial formulation and physical-mechanical properties of edible films based on Açaí and Pectin for food preservation -
Espitia, P.J., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Teófilo, R., Soares, N.F., McHugh, T.H. 2014. Optimal antimicrobial formulation and physical-mechanical properties of edible films based on Açaí and Pectin for food preservation. Food and Packaging. 2:38-44.
Expression, purification and crystallization of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) vicilin -
Lee, B., Zhang, R., Du, W., Grauke, L.J., McHugh, T.H., Zhang, Y. 2014. Expression, purification and crystallization of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) vicilin. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. F70:1049-1052. DOI: 10.1107/S2053230X14012369.
Purification and characterization pecan (Carya Illinoinensis) vicilin, a putative food allergen (abstract) -
Electrostatic spraying of antimicrobial coating to improve strawberry quality -
Effect of UV-B light on total soluble phenolic contents of various whole and fresh-cut specialty crops -
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.
Solution blow spun Poly(lactic acid)/Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose nanofibers with antimicrobial properties -
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Du, W., Gregorski, K.S., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2014. Solution blow spun Poly(lactic acid)/Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose nanofibers with antimicrobial properties. European Polymer Journal. 54:1-10.
Physical and antibacterial properties of Açaí edible films formulated with thyme essential oil and apple skin polyphenols -
Espitia, P.J., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Chiou, B., Mchugh, T.H., Soares, N.F. 2014. Physical and antibacterial properties of Açaí edible films formulated with thyme essential oil and apple skin polyphenols. Journal of Food Science. 79(5):903-910. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12432.
Optimization of antimicrobial and physical properties of alginate coating containing carvacrol and methyl cinnamate for strawberry application Reprint Icon -
Peretto, G., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Berrios, J.D., Sambo, P., McHugh, T.H. 2014. Optimization of antimicrobial and physical properties of alginate coating containing carvacrol and methyl cinnamate for strawberry application. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/jf4042886.
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products: Effects of temperature and time on energy yields -
Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films Reprint Icon -
Peretto, G., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Sarreal, S.L., Hua, S.T., Sambo, P., McHugh, T.H. 2013. Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films. Postharvest Biology and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2013.11.003.
Edible films from pectin: Physical-mechanical and antimicrobial properties - A Review Reprint Icon -
Espitia, P.J., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Fatima, N.D., Soares, N.F., McHugh, T.H. 2013. Edible films from pectin: Physical-mechanical and antimicrobial properties - A Review. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 35:287-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2013.06.005.
Antimicrobial synergy of apple skin polyphenol and thyme essential oil in Açaí edible films and their effects on film properties (abstract) -
Antioxidant characterization and sensory evaluation during storage of ultraviolet-B light exposed baby carrots (abstract) -
Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films (abstract) -
Antibacterial activity and physical properties of açaí edible films incorporated with thyme essential oil and apple skin polyphenol (abstract) -
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract) -
Chiou, B., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Klamczynski, A., Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2013. Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract). American Chemical Society Abstracts. p.1.
Influence of disperse phase characteristics on stability, physical and antimicrobial properties of emulsions containing cinnamaldehyde -
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., Du, W., Gregorski, K.S., Orts, W.J. 2012. Influence of disperse phase characteristics on stability, physical and antimicrobial properties of emulsions containing cinnamaldehyde. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:233-241. DOI: 10.1007/S11746-012-2164-1.
Sensory evaluation of baked chicken wrapped with antimicrobial apple and tomato edible films formulated with Cinnamaldehyde and Carvacrol Reprint Icon -
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.
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products Reprint Icon -
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.
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of selected fresh-cut fruits and vegetables -
Effect of UV-B light and genotype on antioxidant enhancement of carrot slices -
PLA fibers with antimicrobial properties developed by solution blow spinning -
Ultraviolet-B light treatment increases antioxidant capacity of carrot products -
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.
Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde -
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., De Campos, A., Du, W., Wood, D.F., Klamczynski, A., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2012. Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde. Starch. 64(3):219-228.
Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety -
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hua, S.T., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety. In: Science against Microbial Pathogens: Communicating Current Research and Technological Advances. Badajoh, Spain: Formatex. p. 1124-1134.
Novel approach to inhibit the growth of Aspergilus flavus and aflatoxin production by essential oil edible film -
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products -
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content of various whole and fresh-cut vegetables -
Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films and pouches for produce safety -
Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS Reprint Icon -
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Chiou, B., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS. Trade Journal Publication. 1(12)1.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols. Journal of Food Science. 76(2):149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.02012.x.
Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.C., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 88.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenolics -
Effect of plant essential oils against foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in raw cookie dough -
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of various specialty crops and pomaces -
Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli O157:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 85-86.
Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehvde and carvacrol -
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Woods, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehvde and carvacrol. Progress in Nutrition. p. 87.
Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M390-M397.
Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M372-M378.
Allspice, cinnamon, and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes -
Allspice, garlic, and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactive the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes -
Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehyde and carvacol -
Extension of Shelf Life and Control of Human Pathogens in Produce by Antimicrobial Edible Films and Coatings -
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Du, W. 2009. Extension of Shelf Life and Control of Human Pathogens in Produce by Antimicrobial Edible Films and Coatings. Book Chapter In Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce, 12:225-239. X. Fan, B.A. Niemira, C.J. Doona, F.E. Feeherry, R.B. Gravani, Ed.: IFT Press, Wiley-Blackwell. 12:225-239.
Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films. Journal of Food Science. 73(7):M378-383.
Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods -
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against Echerichia coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:3082-2088.
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