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Yuzhu Zhang
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (510) 559-5981
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 3125

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
Defining, Measuring, and Mitigating Attributes that Adversely Impact the Quality and Marketability of Foods
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429036

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Oxidative stability and in vitro digestion of menhaden oil emulsions with whey protein: effects of EGCG conjugation and interfacial cross-linking -
Fan, Y., Liu, Y., Gao, L., Zhang, Y., Yi, J. 2018. Oxidative stability and in vitro digestion of menhaden oil emulsions with whey protein: effects of EGCG conjugation and interfacial cross-linking. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 265:200-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.05.098.
Improved chemical stability and cellular antioxidant activity of resveratrol in zein nanoparticle with bovine serum albumin-caffeic acid conjugate -
Zhang, Y., Fan, Y., Liu, Y., Gao, L., Yi, J. 2018. Improved chemical stability and cellular antioxidant activity of resveratrol in zein nanoparticle with bovine serum albumin-caffeic acid conjugate. Food Chemistry. 261:283-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.04.055.
Detection of abrin holotoxin using novel monoclonal antibodies -
He, X., Patfield, S.A., Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H., Rasooly, R., McKeon, T.A., Zhang, Y., Brandon, D.L. 2017. Detection of abrin holotoxin using novel monoclonal antibodies. Toxins. 9(12):386. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9120386.
Improved chemical stability and antiproliferative activities of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles with a chitosan chlorogenic acid conjugate -
Fan, Y., Yi, J., Zhang, Y., Yokoyama, W.H. 2017. Improved chemical stability and antiproliferative activities of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles with a chitosan chlorogenic acid conjugate. Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences. 65:10812-10819.
Endocytosis of corn oil-caseinate emulsions in vitro: impacts of droplet sizes -
Fan, Y., Zhang, Y., Yokoyama, W.H., Yi, J. 2017. Endocytosis of corn oil-caseinate emulsions in vitro: impacts of droplet sizes. Food Hydrocolloids. 7:349. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano7110349.
Thermostabilization of a thermophilic 1,4-a-glucan branching enzyme through C-terminal truncation -
Ban, X., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Gu, Z., Li, C., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Dhoble, A., Li, Z. 2017. Thermostabilization of a thermophilic 1,4-a-glucan branching enzyme through C-terminal truncation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 107(Part B):1510-1518.
Crystal structure of Cocosin, a potential food allergen from coconut (Cocos nucifera) -
Jin, T., Wang, C., Zhang, C., Chen, Y., Guo, F., Howard, A., Cao, M., Fu, T., Mchugh, T.H., Zhang, Y. 2017. Crystal structure of Cocosin, a potential food allergen from coconut (Cocos nucifera). Journal of Agricultural Chemistry. 65:7560-7568.
Development of ß-carotene-loaded organogel-based nanoemulsion with improved in vitro and in vivo bioaccessibility -
Fan, Y., Gao, L., Yi, J., Zhang, Y., Yokoyama, W.H. 2017. Development of ß-carotene-loaded organogel-based nanoemulsion with improved in vitro and in vivo bioaccessibility. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65:6188-6194.
Potassium and sodium ions enhance the activity and thermostability of 1,4-a-glucan branching enzyme from Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius in the presence of glycerol -
Ban, X., Dhoble, A., Li, C., Zhang, Y., Gu, Z., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Li, Z. 2017. Potassium and sodium ions enhance the activity and thermostability of 1,4-a-glucan branching enzyme from Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius in the presence of glycerol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 102:712-717.
ß-Lactoglobulin-chlorogenic acid conjugate-based nanoparticle for delivery of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate -
Yi, J., Fan, Y., Zhang, Y., Yokoyama, W.H. 2017. ß-Lactoglobulin-chlorogenic acid conjugate-based nanoparticle for delivery of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate. RSC Advances. 7:21366-21374. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA28462K.
A mutant sumo facilitates quick plasmid construction for expressing proteins with native N-termini after fusion tag removal -
Zhang, Y., Fan, Y. 2017. A mutant sumo facilitates quick plasmid construction for expressing proteins with native N-termini after fusion tag removal. Journal of Molecular Biology. 59(4-5):157-167. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12033-017-9998-6.
Preparation and characterization of gellan gum microspheres containing a cold-adapted beta-galactosidase from Rahnella sp. R3 -
Fan, Y., Yi, J., Hua, X., Zhang, Y., Yang, R. 2017. Preparation and characterization of gellan gum microspheres containing a cold-adapted beta-galactosidase from Rahnella sp. R3. Carbohydrate Polymers. 162:10-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.01.033.
Recent development in recombinant food allergen production (abstract) -
Purification and characterization of black walnut (Juglans nigra) Allergen, Jug n 4 -
Zhang, Y., Du, W., Fan, Y., Yi, J., Lyu, S., Nadeau, K.C., Thomas, A.L., McHugh, T.H. 2016. Purification and characterization of black walnut (Juglans nigra) Allergen, Jug n 4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 65(2):454-462.
Crystal structure of cocosin, a potential food allergen from coconut (Cocos nucifera) (abstract) -
Identification, characterization, and initial epitope mapping of pine nut allergen Pin k 2 -
Zhang, Y., Du, W., Fan, Y., Jiang, Y., Lyu, S., Nadeau, K.C., McHugh, T.H. 2016. Identification, characterization, and initial epitope mapping of pine nut allergen Pin k 2. Food Research International. 90:268-274. doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2016.10.043.
Study of combined effects of glycerol and transglutaminase on properties of gelatin films -
Liu, F., Chiou, B., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., McHugh, T.H., Zhong, F. 2016. Study of combined effects of glycerol and transglutaminase on properties of gelatin films. Food Hydrocolloids. 65:1-9. doi:10/1016/j.foodhyd.2016.10.004.
Physicochemical stability and in vitro bioaccessibility of ß-carotene nanoemulsions stabilized with whey protein-dextran conjugates -
Fan, Y., Yi, J., Zhang, Y., Wen, Z., Zhao, L. 2016. Physicochemical stability and in vitro bioaccessibility of ß-carotene nanoemulsions stabilized with whey protein-dextran conjugates. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 63:256-264. doi:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2016.09.008.
Glycosylated a-lactalbumin-based nanocomplex for curcumin: physicochemical stability and DPPH-scavenging activity -
Yi, J., Fan, Y., Zhang, Y., Wen, Z., Zhao, L. 2016. Glycosylated a-lactalbumin-based nanocomplex for curcumin: physicochemical stability and DPPH-scavenging activity. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 61:369-377.
Identification and characterization of a new pecan [Cara illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch] allergen, Car i 2 -
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 i 2. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64:4146-4151.
Structural analysis of a glycosides hydrolase family 42 cold-adapted ß-galactosidase from Rahnella sp. R3 -
Fan, Y., Hua, X., Jin, T., Feng, Y., Yang, R., Zhang, Y. 2016. Structural analysis of a glycosides hydrolase family 42 cold-adapted ß-galactosidase from Rahnella sp. R3. RSC Advances. 6(44):37362-37369. doi: 10.1039/C6RA04529D.
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(2S):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.
Thermostability enhancement of cellobiose 2-epimerase from Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus by site-directed mutagenesis -
Shen, Q., Zhang, Y., Yang, R., Hua, X., Zhang, W., Zhao, W. 2015. Thermostability enhancement of cellobiose 2-epimerase from Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus by site-directed mutagenesis. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic. 120:158-164.
Cloning, expression and structural stability of a cold-adapted ß-Galactosidase from Rahnella sp.R3 -
Fan, Y., Hua, X., Zhang, Y., Feng, Y., Shen, Q., Dong, J., Zhao, W., Zhang, W., Jin, Z., Yang, R. 2015. Cloning, expression and structural stability of a cold-adapted ß-Galactosidase from Rahnella sp.R3. Protein Expression and Purification. 115:158-164.
Beta-Carotene chemical stability in nanoemulsions was improved by stabilized with Beta-Lactoglobulin-Catechin conjugates through free radical method -
Yi, J., Zhang, Y., Zhong, F., Liang, F., Ma, J. 2014. Beta-Carotene chemical stability in nanoemulsions was improved by stabilized with Beta-Lactoglobulin-Catechin conjugates through free radical method. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 63:297-303. doi: 10.1021/jf5056024.
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.
Glycation inhibits trichloroacetic acid (TCA)-induced whey protein precipitation -
Yi, J., Zhang, Y., Yokoyama, W.H., Liang, F., Zhong, F. 2014. Glycation inhibits trichloroacetic acid (TCA)-induced whey protein precipitation. European Food Research and Technology. 240(4)847-852. doi: 10.1007/s00217-014-2391-9.
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) -
Zhang, Y., Lee, B., Du, W., Grauke, L.J., McHugh, T.H. 2014. Purification and characterization pecan (Carya Illinoinensis) vicilin, a putative food allergen (abstract). Meeting abstract presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting on August 13, 2014.
New structural information on food allergens (abstract) -
Zhang, Y. 2014. New structural information on food allergens (abstract). Meeting Abstract presented at the 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting on August 11, 2014.
Isolation and characterization of Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis)convicilin Reprint Icon -
Jin, T., Wang, Y., Chen, Y., Albillos, S.M., Kothary, M.H., Fu, T., Tankersley, B., Mchugh, T.H., Zhang, Y. 2014. Isolation and characterization of Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis)convicilin. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 80:97-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2014.03.019.
Crystal structure of the Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) 7S seed storage protein with copper ligands Reprint Icon -
Tengchuan, J., Wang, Y., Yu-Wei, C., Fu, T., Kothary, M.H., McHugh, T.H., Zhang, Y. 2013. Crystal structure of the Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis) 7S seed storage protein with copper ligands. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(1):222-228. DOI: 10.1021/jf4039887.
Crystal structure of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) allergen Ara h 5 -
Wang, Y., Fu, T., Howard, A., Kothary, M.H., Mchugh, T.H., Zhang, Y. 2013. Crystal structure of peanut (Arachis hypogaea) allergen Ara h 5. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:1573-1578.
High resolution crystal structure of human Dim2/TXNL4B -
Jin, T., Guo, F., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y. 2013. High resolution crystal structure of human Dim2/TXNL4B. Acta Crystallographica Section F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. 69(Pt 3):223-227. DOI: 10.1107/S1744309113000973.