Serafim  Papadimitriou

Yuge Niu

Assistant researcher

biography

Dr. Yuge Niu obtained her undergraduate degree in biological technology from China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China; her graduate study was in Microbiological and Biochemical Pharmacy (Ph.D.) from China Pharmaceutical University, and post-doctoral study at the Institute of Food and Nutraceutical Science in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She has 16 refereed journal publications in food science, human nutrition, and biochemistry journals.

 

Area of Interest

1) Food polysaccharides
2) proteins and food delivery system with applications related to topics of health and wellness.


top publication

1) Zou, S., Zhang, X., Yao, W., Niu, Y., Gao, X. 2010. Structure characterization and hypoglycemic activity of a polysaccharide isolated from the fruit of Lycium barbarum L. Carbohydrate Polymers. 80:1161-1167.

2) Xie, Z., Whent, M., Niu, Y., Lutterodt, H., Slavin, M., Kratochvil, R., Yu, L. 2011. Phytochemicals, antioxidant and anti-proliferative properties of Maryland-Grown tobacco seed oils and flours. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59: 9877-9884.

3) Niu, Y. , Wang, H., Xie, Z., Whent, M., Gao, X., Zhang, X., Zou, S., Yao, W., Yu, L. 2011. Structural analysis and bioactivity of a polysaccharide from the roots of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bge. Var. mongolicus (Bge.) Hsiao. Food Chemistry, 128:620-626.

4) Niu, Y., Xie, Z., Hao, J., Yao, W., Yue, J., Sheng, Y., Yu, L. 2012. Preparation of succinylated derivatives of psyllium and their physicochemical and bile acid-binding properties. Food Chemistry. 132: 1025-1032.

5) Lv, J., Yu, L., Lu, Y., Niu, Y., Liu, L., Costa, J., Yu, L. 2012. Phytochemical compositions, and antioxidant properties, and antiproliferative activities of wheat flour. Food Chemistry. 135: 325-331.

6) Huang, H., Bayard, A., Niu, Y., Wang, T.Y., Yu, L. 2012. Characterization of lipopolysaccharide-stimulated cytokine expression in macrophages and monocytes. Inflammation Research. 61(12): 1329-38.

7) Lv, J., Lu, Y., Niu, Y., Whent, M., Costa, J., Yu, L. 2013. Effect of genotype, environment, and their interaction on phytochemical compositions and antioxidant properties of soft winter wheat flour. Food Chemistry. 138: 454-62.

8) Zhao, Y., Niu, Y., Xie, Z., Shi, H., Chen,P., Yu, L. 2013. Differentiation of leaf and whole-plant snaples of Di- and tetraploid Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino by flow-injection mass spectrometric fingerprinting method. Journal of Functional Food. 5:1288-1297.

9) Niu, Y., Xie, Z., Zhang, H., Sheng, Y., Yu, L. 2013. Effects of structural modifications on physicochemical and bile acid-binding properties of psyllium. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61: 596-601.

10) Niu, Y., Yan, W., Lv, J, Yao, W., Yu, L. 2013. Characterization of a novel polysaccharide from tetraploid Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61: 4882-4889.

11) Yan, W., Niu, Y., Lv, J., Xie, Z., Jin, L., Yao, W., Gao, X., Yu, L. 2013. Structure characterization and bioactivity of a polysaccharide isolated from diploid Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino. Carbohydrate Polymers. 92: 2111-2117.

12) Niu, Y., Gao, B., Slavin, M., Zhang, X., Yang, F., Bao, J., Shi, H., Xie, Z., Yu, L. 2013. Phytochemcial compositions, and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of twenty-two red rice samples frown in Zhejiang. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 54:521-527.

13) Lv, J., Lu, Y., Niu, Y., Whent, M., Costa, J., Yu, L. 2013. Effect of genotype, environment, and their interaction on phytochemical compositions and antioxidant properties of soft winter wheat flour. Food Chemistry. 138: 454-62.

14) Zhou, Q., Lu, W., Niu, Y., Liu, J., Zhang, X., Gao, B., Akoh, C., Shi, H., Yu, L. Identification and quantification of phytochemical composition and anti-inflammatory, cellular Antioxidant, and radical scavenging activities of 12 Plantago Species. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:6693-6702.

15) Zhang,Y., Niu,Y., Luo,Yang., Ge,M., Yang,T., Yu,L.,Wang,Q. 2014. Fabrication, characterization and antimicrobial activities of thymol-loaded zein nanoparticles stabilized by sodium caseinate-chitosan hydrochloride double layers. Food Chemistry. 142:269-275.

16) Lu,W., Niu,Y.,Yang, H., Sheng,Y.,Shi, H., Yu, L.. 2014. Simultaneous HPLC quantification of five major triterpene alcohol and sterol ferulates in rice bran oil using a single reference standard. Food Chemistry. 148:329-334.