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Associated biological processes for a production of multifunctional compounds: effects of germination, fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis on biological properties of lentil (lens culinaris)


Biotransformation of plant substrates has been used in a variety of configurations to positively modify nutritional and biological properties of various types of compounds. Functional characteristics of plant foods, such as legumes, are mainly attributed to their bioactive compounds, such as phenolics and peptides. Lentil (Lens culinaris) is one of the most widely produced legumes worldwide and its consumption has been associated with several health benefits, with emphasis on biological activities such as antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihypertensive, anticancer activity and reduction of cardiovascular diseases development. In this context, this project will have as main objective evaluate the effect of different processes on some biological activities of bioactive compounds of lentils. The isolated evaluation of the effects of germination, solid state fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis on the antioxidant, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and antiproliferative activities of lentil extracts will be used as the basis for the elaboration of a combined system that allows obtaining a final product with multiple biological activities. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
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MAGRO, ANA ELISA ALVES; DE CASTRO, RUANN JANSER SOARES. Effects of solid-state fermentation and extraction solvents on the antioxidant properties of lentils. BIOCATALYSIS AND AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 28, SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
IURI MAGALHÃES DE ALENCAR OLIVEIRA; RUANN JANSER SOARES DE CASTRO. Kefir fermentation as a bioprocess to improve lentils antioxidant properties: is it worthwhile?. Brazilian Journal of Food Technology, v. 23, p. -, 2020.
ALVES MAGRO, ANA ELISA; SILVA, LAURA CARVALHO; RASERA, GABRIELA BOSCARIOL; SOARES DE CASTRO, RUANN JANSER. Solid-state fermentation as an efficient strategy for the biotransformation of lentils: enhancing their antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials. BIORESOURCES AND BIOPROCESSING, v. 6, n. 1 DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RODRIGUES NETA, IEDA MOREIRA; SOARES DE CASTRO, RUANN JANSER. Enzyme-assisted extraction of biocomponents of lentils (Lens culinaris L.): Effect of process parameters on the recovery of compounds with antioxidant properties. BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOTRANSFORMATION, MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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