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Research Conducted at Macquarie University Has Provided New Information about Agriculture and Food Chemistry (Tandem ion exchange fractionation of...

August 21, 2014



Research Conducted at Macquarie University Has Provided New Information about Agriculture and Food Chemistry (Tandem ion exchange fractionation of chicken egg white reveals the presence of proliferative bioactivity)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Weekly News -- Current study results on Agriculture and Food Chemistry have been published. According to news reporting originating in Sydney, Australia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Chicken eggs are recognized for their versatility as a food product and as a model for research in biology and medicine. This study investigated the egg white as a source of bioactive compounds."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Macquarie University, "Egg white was fractionated using tandem ion exchange chromatography (SAX and SCX), and seven fractions were assessed for any associated bioactivity. Four fractions at various protein concentrations were shown to contain proliferative bioactivity that exceeded the FBS control. The most potent fraction (6) was used in an in vitro wound closure assay to demonstrate a positive influence on cell migration and restored scratch wounds more rapidly than the control. LC-MS/MS identified 33 proteins in fraction 6 of egg white, most of which play important roles in cell growth and development, signaling, motility, and proliferation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "These candidate bioactives suggest that the egg white contains essential compounds that contribute to the growth of an embryo prior to fertilization."

For more information on this research see: Tandem ion exchange fractionation of chicken egg white reveals the presence of proliferative bioactivity. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2013;61(17):4079-88. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/jafcau)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Lee, Dept. of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences and Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF), Research Park Drive, Macquarie University , Sydney, 2109 NSW, Australia. Additional authors for this research include M.P. Molloy, M.S. Baker and A. Kapur.

Keywords for this news article include: Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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