Designing cereal seeds for nutrition and health

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2012 to end of 31 Mar 2017
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorPeter Shewry
Principal InvestigatorJohnathan Napier
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5206
5206
DepartmentPlant Biology and Crop Science (PBCS)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00005206
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00005206

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Iron bioavailability in two commercial cultivars of wheat: comparison between wholegrain and white flour and the effects of nicotianamine and 2'-deoxymugineic acid on iron uptake into Caco-2 cells

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eagling, T., Wawer, A. A., Shewry, P. R., Zhao, F-J. and Fairweather-Tait, S. J. 2014. Iron bioavailability in two commercial cultivars of wheat: comparison between wholegrain and white flour and the effects of nicotianamine and 2'-deoxymugineic acid on iron uptake into Caco-2 cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, pp. 10320-10325.

Selenium speciation in malt, wort and beer made from selenium-biofortified two-rowed barley grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rodrigo, S., Santamaria, O., Chen, Y., McGrath, S. P. and Poblaciones, M. J. 2014. Selenium speciation in malt, wort and beer made from selenium-biofortified two-rowed barley grain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, pp. 5948-5953.

Imaging element distribution and speciation in plant cells

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhao, F-J., Moore, K. L., Lombi, E. and Zhu, Y-G. 2014. Imaging element distribution and speciation in plant cells. Trends in Plant Science. 19, pp. 183-192.

Effects of nitrogen on the distribution and chemical speciation of iron and zinc in pearling fractions of wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xue, Y-F., Eagling, T., He, J., Zou, C-Q., McGrath, S. P., Shewry, P. R. and Zhao, F-J. 2014. Effects of nitrogen on the distribution and chemical speciation of iron and zinc in pearling fractions of wheat grain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, pp. 4738-4746.

Barley: chemistry and technology, 2nd ed

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Shewry, P. R. Ullrich, S. E. (ed.) 2014. Barley: chemistry and technology, 2nd ed. American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN.

Effect of heat and drought stress on the structure and composition of arabinoxylan and beta-glucan in wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakszegi, M., Lovegrove, A., Balla, K., Lang, L., Bedo, Z., Veisz, O. and Shewry, P. R. 2014. Effect of heat and drought stress on the structure and composition of arabinoxylan and beta-glucan in wheat grain. Carbohydrate Polymers. 102, pp. 557-565.

Selenium accumulation and speciation in biofortified chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under Mediterranean conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poblaciones, M. J., Rodrigo, S., Santamaria, O., Chen, Y. and McGrath, S. P. 2014. Selenium accumulation and speciation in biofortified chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under Mediterranean conditions. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 94 (6), pp. 1101-1106.

The trafficking pathway of a wheat storage protein in transgenic rice endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oszvald, M., Tamas, L., Shewry, P. R. and Tosi, P. 2014. The trafficking pathway of a wheat storage protein in transgenic rice endosperm. Annals of Botany. 113, pp. 807-815.

Distribution and speciation of iron and zinc in grain of two wheat genotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eagling, T., Neal, A. L., McGrath, S. P., Fairweather-Tait, S., Shewry, P. R. and Zhao, F-J. 2014. Distribution and speciation of iron and zinc in grain of two wheat genotypes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62, pp. 708-716.

Minor components of the barley grain: minerals, lipids, terpenoids, phenolics and vitamins

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R. 2014. Minor components of the barley grain: minerals, lipids, terpenoids, phenolics and vitamins. in: Shewry, P. R. and Ullrich, S. E. (ed.) Barley: chemistry and technology, 2nd ed American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN. pp. 169-192

Silicon has opposite effects on the accumulation of inorganic and methylated arsenic species in rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, W-J., McGrath, S. P. and Zhao, F-J. 2014. Silicon has opposite effects on the accumulation of inorganic and methylated arsenic species in rice. Plant and Soil. 376, pp. 423-431.

Secondary cell wall composition and candidate gene expression in developing willow (Salix purpurea) stems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wan, Y., Gritsch, C., Tryfona, T., Ray, M. J., Andongabo, A. E., Hassani-Pak, K., Jones, H. D., Dupree, P., Karp, A., Shewry, P. R. and Mitchell, R. A. C. 2014. Secondary cell wall composition and candidate gene expression in developing willow (Salix purpurea) stems. Planta. 239, pp. 1041-1053.

Optimising the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat grain for end-use quality

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R., Saulnier, L., Gebruers, K., Mitchell, R. A. C., Freeman, J., Nemeth, C. and Ward, J. L. 2014. Optimising the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat grain for end-use quality. in: Tuberosaetal, R. (ed.) Genomics of plant genetic resources Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 455-466

Agronomic selenium biofortification in Triticum durum under Mediterranean conditions: from grain to cooked pasta

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poblaciones, M. J., Rodrigo, S., Santamaria, O., Chen, Y. and McGrath, S. P. 2014. Agronomic selenium biofortification in Triticum durum under Mediterranean conditions: from grain to cooked pasta. Food Chemistry. 146, pp. 378-384.

Biofortification of field crops with selenium in Mediterranean conditions

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P., Poblaciones, M. J. and Rodrigo, S. M. 2014. Biofortification of field crops with selenium in Mediterranean conditions. Yin, X., Lin, Z-Q. and Banuelos, G. S. (ed.) Selenium in the environment and human health . Taylor & Francis, London. pp. 115-117

Effects of nitrogen nutrition on the synthesis and deposition of the ω-gliadins of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wan, Y., Gritsch, C. S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2014. Effects of nitrogen nutrition on the synthesis and deposition of the ω-gliadins of wheat. Annals of Botany. 113, pp. 607-615.

Investigating the origin and transport of methylated arsenic species in plants

F - Theses
Lomax, C. 2013. Investigating the origin and transport of methylated arsenic species in plants. F - Theses

Current status of soils and responsiveness of wheat to micronutrient applications (HGCA Project Report No. 518)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
McGrath, S. P., Stobart, R., Blake-Kalff, M. M. A. and Zhao, F-J. 2013. Current status of soils and responsiveness of wheat to micronutrient applications (HGCA Project Report No. 518). Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) Stoneleigh.

Hazelnut allergy in outpatient clinics across twelve European countries (EuroPrevall study)

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Datema, M. R., Zuidmeer-Jongejan, L., Garino, C., Marsh, J., Lovegrove, A., Clausen, M., Gislason, D., Dubakiene, R., Reig, I., Barreales, L., Knulst, A., Le, T-M., Kowalski, M., Jedvzejczak-Czechowicz, M., Lidhlom, J., Bures, P., Kralimarkove, T., Popov, T., Asero, R., Seneviratne, S. L., Belohlavkova, S., Sinaniotis, N., Papadopoulos, N., Purovit, A., De Blay, F., Vieths, S., Fernandez-Rivas, M., Hoffman-Sommergruber, K., Van Ree, R. and Ballmer-Weber, B. 2013. Hazelnut allergy in outpatient clinics across twelve European countries (EuroPrevall study). World Allergy and Asthma Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and World Allergy Organization, Milan, Italy, 22-26 June 2013 . Wiley. doi:10.1111/all.12248

Responses of high-yielding wheat to micronutrient applications

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
McGrath, S. P. 2013. Responses of high-yielding wheat to micronutrient applications. National Institute of Agricultural Botany, (NIAB) Cambridge .

Literature review: non-IgE-mediated immune adverse reactions to foods. EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-527

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Mills, E. N. C., Marsh, J. T., Boyle, R., Hoffmann-Sommergruber, K., Dupont, D., Bartra, J., Bakalis, S., Mclaughlin, J. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Literature review: non-IgE-mediated immune adverse reactions to foods. EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-527. European Food Safety Authority, Parma.

Literature review: in vitro digestibility tests for allergenicity assessment. EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-529

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Mills, E. N. C., Marsh, J. T., Boyle, R., Hoffman-Sommergruber, K., Dupont, D., Bartra, J., Bakalis, S., Mclaughlin, J. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Literature review: in vitro digestibility tests for allergenicity assessment. EFSA supporting publication 2013:EN-529. European Food Safety Authority, Parma.

Understanding arsenic bioavailability to rice grown in flooded fields

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J., Yan, J., Ma, J., Wu, Liang, Harris, E., Zhou, J. and Zhu, Y-G. 2013. Understanding arsenic bioavailability to rice grown in flooded fields. Proceedings 7th International Workshop on Chemical Bioavailability in the Terrestrial Environment, Keyworth, 3-6 November 2013 . pp. 70-71

Assessing the contributions of lateral roots to element uptake in rice using an auxin-related lateral root mutant

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, Y., Donner, E., Lombi, E., Li, R., Wu, Z., Zhao, F-J. and Wu, P. 2013. Assessing the contributions of lateral roots to element uptake in rice using an auxin-related lateral root mutant. Plant and Soil. 372, pp. 125-136.

Adaptation to acidic soil is achieved by increased numbers of cis-acting elements regulating ALMT1 expression in Holcus lanatus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z. C., Yokosho, K., Kashino, M., Zhao, F-J., Yamaji, N. and Ma, J. F. 2013. Adaptation to acidic soil is achieved by increased numbers of cis-acting elements regulating ALMT1 expression in Holcus lanatus. The Plant Journal. 76 (1), pp. 10-23.

Does wheat make us fat and sick?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brouns, F. J. P. H., Van Buul, V. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Does wheat make us fat and sick? Journal of Cereal Science. 58, pp. 209-215.

Variation in rice cadmium related to human exposure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Meharg, A. A., Norton, G., Deacon, C., Williams, P., Adomako, E. E., Price, A., Zhu, Y., Li, G., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P., Villada, A., Sommella, A., De Silva, P. M. C. S., Brammer, H., Dasgupta, T. and Islam, M. R. 2013. Variation in rice cadmium related to human exposure. Environmental Science & Technology. 47, pp. 5613-5618.

High resolution SIMS analysis of arsenic in rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moore, K. L., Hawes, C. R., McGrath, S. P., Zhao, F-J. and Grovenor, C. R. M. 2013. High resolution SIMS analysis of arsenic in rice. Surface And Interface Analysis. 45 (1), pp. 309-311.

Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension: links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lillioja, S., Neal, A. L., Tapsell, L. and Jacobs, D. R. Jr 2013. Whole grains, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension: links to the aleurone preferred over indigestible fiber. Biofactors. 39 (3), pp. 242-258.

Spatial patterns of gluten protein and polymer distribution in wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
He, J., Penson, S., Powers, S. J., Hawes, C., Shewry, P. R. and Tosi, P. 2013. Spatial patterns of gluten protein and polymer distribution in wheat grain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61, pp. 6207-6215.

Improving grain quality: wheat

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R. 2013. Improving grain quality: wheat. in: Becraft, P. W. (ed.) Seed genomics John Wiley & Sons, Ames. pp. 159-178

Iron and zinc complexation in wild-type and ferritin-expressing wheat grain: implications for mineral transport into developing grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Geraki, K., Borg, S., Quinn, P., Mosselmans, J. F., Brinch-Pedersen, H. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Iron and zinc complexation in wild-type and ferritin-expressing wheat grain: implications for mineral transport into developing grain. Journal Of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. 18, pp. 557-570.

Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mitchell, R. A. C., Lovegrove, A. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Lunasin in cereal seeds: what is the origin? Journal of Cereal Science. 57, pp. 267-269.

Effect of dough mixing on wheat endosperm cell walls

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Toole, G. A., Selvatico, E., Salt, L. J., Le Gall, G., Colquhoun, I. J., Wellner, N., Shewry, P. R. and Mills, E. N. C. 2013. Effect of dough mixing on wheat endosperm cell walls. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61, pp. 2522-2529.

Improving the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R. 2013. Improving the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat. in: Poutanen, K. and Delcour, J. A. (ed.) Fibre-rich and wholegrain foods: improving quality Woodhead Publishing, Oxford. pp. 153-169

Natural variation in grain composition of wheat and related cereals

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Gebruers, K., Boros, D., Andresson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Ward, J. L. 2013. Natural variation in grain composition of wheat and related cereals. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61, pp. 8295-8303.

Preface (to EuroCereal 2011 special issue)

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Shewry, P. R. and Penson, S. 2013. Preface (to EuroCereal 2011 special issue). Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd. doi:10.1016/j.jcs.2012.11.001

Stability of sunflower 2S albumins and LTP to physiologically relevant in vitro gastrointestinal digestion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Berecz, B., Mills, E. N. C., Paradi, I., Lang, F., Tamas, L., Shewry, P. R. and Mackie, A. R. 2013. Stability of sunflower 2S albumins and LTP to physiologically relevant in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. Food Chemistry. 138, pp. 2374-2381.

Diversity of sequences encoded by the Gsp-1 genes in wheat and other grass species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, M. D., Castells-Brooke, N. I. D. and Shewry, P. R. 2013. Diversity of sequences encoded by the Gsp-1 genes in wheat and other grass species. Journal of Cereal Science. 57, pp. 1-9.

Use of synchroton-based techniques to elucidate metal uptake and metabolism in plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sarret, G., Pilon Smits, E. A. H., Castillo Michel, H., Isaure, M. P., Zhao, F-J. and Tappero, R. 2013. Use of synchroton-based techniques to elucidate metal uptake and metabolism in plants. Advances in Agronomy. 119, pp. 1-82.