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Carol H Carter-Wientjes
Food and Feed Safety Research
Biologist

Phone: (504) 286-4322
Fax: (504) 286-4419
Room 2135

1100 ROBERT E. LEE BLVD.
BLDG 001 SRRC
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70124

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The secondary metabolism of Aspergillus flavus: small molecules with diverse biological function - (Abstract Only)
Contribution of maize polyamine and amino acid metabolism toward resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Majumdar, R., Minocha, R., Lebar, M.D., Rajasekaran, K., Long, S., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Minocha, S., Cary, J.W. 2019. Contribution of maize polyamine and amino acid metabolism toward resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin production. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10:692. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00692.
Targeting polyamine metabolism for control of fungal pathogenesis and increasing host resistance during the maize-Aspergillus flavus interaction - (Abstract Only)
The aspergillic acid biosynthetic gene cluster predicts neoaspergillic acid production in Aspergillus section Circumdati Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebar, M.D., Mack, B.M., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Gilbert, M.K. 2019. The aspergillic acid biosynthetic gene cluster predicts neoaspergillic acid production in Aspergillus section Circumdati. World Mycotoxin Journal. 12(3):213-222. https://doi.org/10.3920/WMJ2018.2397.
Aspergillus flavus secondary metabolites and their roles in fungal development, survival and virulence - (Abstract Only)
The role of extrolites secreted by nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus in biocontrol efficacy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moore, G.G., Lebar, M.D., Carter-Wientjes, C.H. 2018. The role of extrolites secreted by nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus in biocontrol efficacy. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 126:1257-1264. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.14175.
Contribution of maize polyamine and amino acid metabolism towards resistance against Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin production - (Abstract Only)
Identification and functional analysis of the aspergillic acid gene cluster in Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lebar, M.D., Cary, J.W., Majumdar, R., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Mack, B.M., Wei, Q., Uka, V., De Saeger, S., Diana Di Mavungu, J. 2018. Identification and functional analysis of the aspergillic acid gene cluster in Aspergillus flavus. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 116:14-23.
The Aspergillus flavus spermidine synthase (spds) gene, is required for normal development, aflatoxin production, and pathogenesis during infection of maize kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Majumdar, R., Lebar, M.D., Mack, B.M., Minocha, R., Minocha, S., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Sickler, C.M., Rajasekaran, K., Cary, J.W. 2018. The Aspergillus flavus spermidine synthase (spds) gene, is required for normal development, aflatoxin production, and pathogenesis during infection of maize kernels. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:317. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00317.
The Aspergillus flavus homeobox gene, hbx1, is required for development and aflatoxin production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cary, J.W., Harris-Coward, P.Y., Scharfenstein, L.L., Mack, B.M., Chang, P.-K., Wei, Q., Lebar, M.D., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Majumdar, R., Mitra, C., Banerjee, S., Chanda, A. 2017. The Aspergillus flavus homeobox gene, hbx1, is required for development and aflatoxin production. Toxins. 9(10):315. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9100315.
The pathogenesis-related maize seed (PRms) gene plays a role in resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Majumdar, R., Rajasekaran, K., Sickler, C.M., Lebar, M.D., Musungu, B.M., Fakhoury, A.M., Payne, G.A., Geisler, M., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Wei, Q., Bhatnagar, D., Cary, J.W. 2017. The pathogenesis-related maize seed (PRms) gene plays a role in resistance to Aspergillus flavus infection and aflatoxin contamination. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:1758. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.01758.
Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production as influenced by total lipid content during growth and development of cottonseed Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rajasekaran, K., Ford, G., Sethumadhavan, K., Carter Wientjes, C., Bland, J., Cao, H., Bhatnagar, D. 2016. Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production as influenced by total lipid content during growth and development of cottonseed. Journal of Crop Improvement. 31(1):91-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/15427528.2016.1263811.
Lack of aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus on a resistant peanut line is associated with delayed expression of aflatoxin genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, H., Scharfenstein, L.L., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Chang, P., Zhang, D., Meng, X., Yu, J. 2015. Lack of aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus on a resistant peanut line is associated with delayed expression of aflatoxin genes. World Mycotoxin Journal. 8(3):335-340.
Inhibition of bacterial and filamentous fungal growth in high moisture, nonsterile corn with intermittent pumping of trans-2-hexenal vapor - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucca II, A.J., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Boue, S.M., Lovisa, M.P., Bhatnagar, D. 2013. Inhibition of bacterial and filamentous fungal growth in high moisture, nonsterile corn with intermittent pumping of trans-2-hexenal vapor. Journal of Food Science. 78(7):M1029-M1035.
Blue light (470 nm) effectively inhibits bacterial and fungal growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucca II, A.J., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Williams, K.A., Bhatnagar, D. 2012. Blue light (470 nm) effectively inhibits bacterial and fungal growth. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 55:460-466.
Volatile profiles and aflatoxin production by toxigenic and non-toxigenic isolates of Aspergillus flavus grown on sterile and non-sterile cracked corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucca II, A.J., Boue, S.M., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Bhatnagar, D. 2012. Volatile profiles and aflatoxin production by toxigenic and non-toxigenic isolates of Aspergillus flavus grown on sterile and non-sterile cracked corn. Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine. 19(1):91-98.
Volatile trans-2-hexenal a soybean aldehyde inhibits Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in corn - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucca II, A.J., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Boue, S.M., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Volatile trans-2-hexenal, a soybean aldehyde, inhibits Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production in corn. Journal of Food Science. 76:M381-M386.
Estrogenic and antiestrogenic activities of phytoalexins from red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Burow, M.E., Wiese, T.E., Shih, B.Y., Elliott, S., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Mclachlan, J.A., Bhatnagar, D. 2011. Estrogenic and antiestrogenic activities of phytoalexins from red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:112-120.
Volatile profiles of toxigenic and non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus using SPME for solid phase extraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lucca II, A.J., Boue, S.M., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Bland, J.M., Bhatnagar, D., Cleveland, T.E. 2010. Volatile profiles of toxigenic and non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus using SPME for solid phase extraction. Annals of Agriculture and Environmental Medicine. 17:301-308.
Glyceollin I, A Novel Antiestrogenic Phytoalexin Isolated from Activated Soy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zimmermann, M., Tilghman, S.L., Boue, S.M., Salvo, V.A., Elliott, S., Williams, K., Skripnikova, E.V., Ashe, H., Payton-Stewart, F., Vanhoy-Rhodes, L., Fonseca, J., Corbitt, C., Collins-Burow, B.M., Howell, M.H., Lacey, M., Shih, B.Y., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E., Mclachlan, J.A., Wiese, T.E., Beckman, B.S., Burow, M.E. 2010. Glyceollin I, A Novel Antiestrogenic Phytoalexin Isolated from Activated Soy. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 332(1):35-45.
Phytoalexin-Enriched Functional Foods ()
Boue, S.M., Cleveland, T.E., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Shih, B.Y., Bhatnagar, D., Mclachlan, J.M., Burow, M. 2009. Phytoalexin-Enriched Functional Foods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 57(7):2614-2622.
Identification of the Potent Phytoestrogen Glycinol in Elicited Soybean (Glycine max) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Tilghman, S.L., Elliott, S., Zimmerman, M., Williams, K.Y., Payton-Stewart, F., Miraflor, A.P., Howell, M.H., Shih, B.Y., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Segar, C., Beckman, B.S., Wiese, T.E., Cleveland, T.E., Mclachlan, J.A., Burow, M.E. 2009. Identification of the Potent Phytoestrogen Glycinol in Elicited Soybean (Glycine max). Endocrinology. 150(5):2446-2453.
Effect of soybean volatile compounds on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cleveland, T.E., Carter Wientjes, C.H., De Lucca II, A.J., Boue, S.M. 2009. Effect of soybean volatile compounds on Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production. Journal of Food Science. 74(2):H83-H87.
Effect of Biotic Elicitors on Enrichment of Antioxidant Properties and Induced Isoflavones in Soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Shih, F.F., Shih, B.Y., Daigle, K.W., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E. 2008. Effect of Biotic Elicitors on Enrichment of Antioxidant Properties and Induced Isoflavones in Soybean. Journal of Food Science. 73:H43-H49.
The Use of Neutron Tomography for the Structural Analysis of Corn Kernaels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cleveland IV, T.E., Hussey, D.S., Chen, Z.Y., Jacobson, D.L., Brown, R.L., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E., Arif, M. 2008. The Use of Neutron Tomography for the Structural Analysis of Corn Kernels. Journal of Cereal Science. 48:517-525.
ANTIESTROGENIC GLYCEOLLINS SUPPRESS HUMAN BREAST AND OVARIAN CARCINOMA TUMORIGENESIS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salvo, V.A., Boue, S.M., Fonseca, J.P., Elliott, S., Corbitt, C., Collins-Burow, B.M., Curiel, T.J., Srivastav, S.K., Shih, B.Y., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Wood, C.E., Erhardt, P.W., Beckman, B.S., Mclachlan, J.A., Cleveland, T.E., Burow, M.E. 2006. Antiestrogenic glyceollins suppress human breast and ovarian carcinoma tumorigenesis. Clinical Cancer Research. 12(23):7159-7164.
RESPONSE OF SOYBEAN CELL CULTURES TO BIOLOGICAL ELICITORS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ANTIESTROGENIC PHYTOALEXINS - (Abstract Only)
Boue, S.M., Kale-Ireland, S., Khan, S., Rajasekaran, K., Shih, B.Y., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., McLachlan, J., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Response of soybean cell cultures to biological elicitors for the production of antiestrogenic phytoalexins. Society for In Vitro Biology Meeting, June 2005, Baltimore, MD. 40:19-A.
EFFECT OF SOYBEAN LIPOXYGENASE ON VOLATILE GENERATION AND INHIBITION OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS MYCELIAL GROWTH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Shih, B.Y., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E. 2005. Effect of soybean lipoxygenase on volatile generation and inhibition of Aspergillus flavus mycelial growth. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53(12):4778-4783.
ANTIHORMONAL EFFECTS OF THE SOYBEAN PHYTOALEXIN GLYCEOLLIN - (Abstract Only)
Boue, S.M., Wiese, T.E., Burow, M.E., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Shih, B.Y., Morlaes, V.S., Cleveland, T.E. Antihormonal effects of the soybean phytoalexin glyceollin. 5th International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease, September 21-24, 2003, Orlando, FL.
IDENTIFICATION OF VOLATILE COMPOUNDS IN SOYBEAN AT VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES USING SOLID PHASE MICROEXTRACTION - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Shih, B.Y., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Cleveland, T.E. 2003. Identification of volatile compounds in soybean at various developmental stages using solid phase microextraction. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51:4873-4876.
ESTROGENIC AND ANTIESTROGENIC EFFECTS OF LEGUME EXTRACTS ON THE GROWTH OF ESTROGEN-DEPENDENT HUMAN BREAST CANCER (MCF-7) CELLS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Wiese, T.E., Nehls, S., Burow, M.E., Elliott, S., Carter-Wientjes, C.H., Shih, B.Y., McLachlan, J.A., Cleveland, T.E. 2003. Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of legume extracts containing phytoestrogens. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 51:4873-4876.
IDENTIFICATION OF FLAVONE AGLYCONES AND GLYCOSIDES IN SOYBEAN PODS BY LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boue, S.M., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Shih, B.Y., Cleveland, T.E. 2003. Identification of flavone aglycones and glycosides in soybean pods by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A. 991:61-68.
PHYTOCHEMICAL GLYCEOLLINS, ISOLATED FROM SOY, MEDIATE ANTI-HORMONAL EFFECTSTHROUGH ESTROGEN RECEPTOR ALPHA AND BETA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burow, M.E., Boue, S.M., Collins-Burow, B.M., Melnik, L.I., Duong, B.N., Carter Wientjes, C.H., Li, S., Wiese, T.E., Cleveland, T.E., Mclachlan, J.A. 2001. Phytochemical glyceollins, isolated from soy, mediate anti-hormonal effectsthrough estrogen receptor alpha and beta. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 86(4):1750-1758.
INDUCTION OF THE SOYBEAN PHYTOALEXINS COUMESTROL AND GLYCEOLLIN BY ASPERGILLUS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)