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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.)
Structure determination of the CAMP factor of Streptococcus agalactiae with the aid of an MBP tag and insights into membrane-surface attachment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Zeng, W., Li, Y., Fan, W., Ma, H., Fan, X., Jiang, J., Brefo-Mensah, E., Zhang, Y., Yang, M., Dong, Z., Palmer, M., Jin, T. 2019. Structure determination of the CAMP factor of Streptococcus agalactiae with the aid of an MBP tag and insights into membrane-surface attachment. Acta Crystallographica, Section D: Structural Biology. 75(8):772-781. https://doi.org/10.1107/S205979831901057X.
Identification of almond (prunus dulcis) vicilin as a food allergen Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Zhang, Y., Che, H., Lyu, S., Nadeau, K., Mchugh, T.H. 2019. Identification of almond (prunus dulcis) vicilin as a food allergen [abstract]. Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology. 143(2):AB69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2018.12.210.
Identification of almond (Prunus dulcis) vicilin as a food allergen Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Che, H., Zhang, Y., Lyu, S., Nadeau, K., McHugh, T.H. 2018. Identification of almond (Prunus dulcis) vicilin as a food allergen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 67(1):425-432. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05290.
Enhanced pH and thermal stability, solubility and antioxidant activity of resveratrol by nanocomplexation with a-lactalbumin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, Y., Fan, Y., Gao, L., Zhang, Y., Yi, J. 2018. Enhanced pH and thermal stability, solubility and antioxidant activity of resveratrol by nanocomplexation with a-lactalbumin. Food and Function. 9:4781-4790. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8fo01172a.
Oxidative stability and in vitro digestion of menhaden oil emulsions with whey protein: effects of EGCG conjugation and interfacial cross-linking Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Crystal structure of the Streptococcus agalactiae CAMP Factor, and insights into its membrane-permeabilizing activity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, T., Brefo-Mensah, E., Fan, W., Zeng, W., Li, Y., Zhang, Y., Palmer, M. 2018. Crystal structure of the Streptococcus agalactiae CAMP Factor, and insights into its membrane-permeabilizing activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293:11867-11877. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.002336.
Detection of abrin holotoxin using novel monoclonal antibodies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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(30):6188-6194. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02125.
Potassium and sodium ions enhance the activity and thermostability of 1,4-a-glucan branching enzyme from Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius in the presence of glycerol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Abstract Only)
Purification and characterization of black walnut (Juglans nigra) Allergen, Jug n 4 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Zhang, Y., Jin, T. 2017. Crystal structure of cocosin, a potential food allergen from coconut (Cocos nucifera) [abstract]. Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology. 139(2):AB261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2016.12.841.
Identification, characterization, and initial epitope mapping of pine nut allergen Pin k 2 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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) - (Abstract Only)
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) - (Abstract Only)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.