HEALTHGRAIN: Exploring bioactivity of European cereals for improved nutrition and health benefits

Project (past)

Project dates01 Jun 2005 to end of 31 May 2010
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorPeter Shewry
FunderEuropean Union
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4740
4740
DepartmentCrop Performance and Improvement (CPI) Division
Plant Sciences (PSC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004740
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004740

Outputs

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Development and characterization of wheat lines with increased levels of arabinoxylan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tremmel-Bede, K., Lang, L., Torok, K., Tomoskozi, S, Vida, G, Shewry, P. R., Bedo, Z. and Rakszegi, M. 2017. Development and characterization of wheat lines with increased levels of arabinoxylan. Euphytica. 213, p. 291.

Health Grain: increasing the health benefits of wheat

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Jones, H. D., Gebruers, K., Ward, J. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2011. Health Grain: increasing the health benefits of wheat. Chibbar, R. N. and Dexter, J. E. (ed.) Wheat Science Dynamics: Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings International Wheat Quality Conference IV, Saskatoon, 2-6 June 2009 . Agrobios International, Jodhpur. pp. 419-429

Spectroscopic analysis of diversity of arabinoxylan structures in endosperm cell walls of wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum) in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity collection

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Toole, G. A., Le Gall, G., Colquhoun, I. J., Johnson, P., Bedo, Z., Saulnier, L., Shewry, P. R. and Mills, E. N. C. 2011. Spectroscopic analysis of diversity of arabinoxylan structures in endosperm cell walls of wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum) in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity collection. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 59, pp. 7075-7082.

Relationship between the contents of bioactive components in grain and the release dates of wheat lines in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Gebruers, K., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Ward, J. L. 2011. Relationship between the contents of bioactive components in grain and the release dates of wheat lines in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 59, pp. 928-933.

Combined meta-genomics analyses unravel candidate genes for the grain dietary fiber content in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quraishi, U. M., Murat, F., Abrouk, M., Pont, C., Confolent, C., Oury, F. X., Ward, J. L., Boros, D., Gebruers, K., Delcour, J. A., Courtin, C. M., Bedo, Z., Saulnier, L., Guillon, F., Balzergue, S., Shewry, P. R., Feuillet, C., Charmet, G. and Salse, J. 2011. Combined meta-genomics analyses unravel candidate genes for the grain dietary fiber content in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Functional and Integrative Genomics. 11, pp. 71-83.

The HEALTHGRAIN wheat diversity screen: effects of genotype and environment on phytochemicals and dietary fiber components

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Edelmann, M., Kariluoto, S., Nurmi, T., Fernandez-Orozco, R., Ravel, C., Charmet, G., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Boros, D., Gebruers, K., Dornez, E., Courtin, C. M., Delcour, J. A., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Ward, J. L. 2010. The HEALTHGRAIN wheat diversity screen: effects of genotype and environment on phytochemicals and dietary fiber components. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 58, pp. 9291-9298.

Effects of genotype and environment on the content and composition of phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Edelmann, M., Kariluoto, S., Nurmi, T., Fernandez-Orozco, R., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Fras, A., Boros, D., Gebruers, K., Dornez, E., Courtin, C. M., Delcour, J. A., Ravel, C., Charmet, G., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Ward, J. L. 2010. Effects of genotype and environment on the content and composition of phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 58, pp. 9372-9383.

Effects of environment and genotype on phenolic acids in wheat in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fernandez-Orozco, R., Li, L., Harflett, C., Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. 2010. Effects of environment and genotype on phenolic acids in wheat in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 58, pp. 9341-9352.

Temporal and spatial changes in cell wall composition in developing grains of wheat cv. Hereward

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Toole, G. A., Le Gall, G., Colquhoun, I. J., Nemeth, C., Saulnier, L., Lovegrove, A., Pellny, T. K., Wilkinson, M. D., Freeman, J., Mitchell, R. A. C., Mills, E. N. C. and Shewry, P. R. 2010. Temporal and spatial changes in cell wall composition in developing grains of wheat cv. Hereward. Planta. 232, pp. 677-689.

Diversity of agronomic and morphological traits in a mutant population of bread wheat studied in the Healthgrain program

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakszegi, M., Kisgyorgy, B. N., Tearall, K., Shewry, P. R., Lang, L., Phillips, A. L. and Bedo, Z. 2010. Diversity of agronomic and morphological traits in a mutant population of bread wheat studied in the Healthgrain program. Euphytica. 174, pp. 409-421.

Improving the benefits of wheat as a source of dietary fibre

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R., Saulnier, L., Guillon, F., Gebruers, K., Courtin, C., Delcour, J., Toole, G., Boros, D., Salse, J., Ravel, C., Mills, E. N. C., Ward, J. L. and Charmet, G. 2010. Improving the benefits of wheat as a source of dietary fibre. in: Jones, J., Topping, D., McCleary, B. and Vanderkamp, J. W. (ed.) Dietary fibre: new frontiers for food and health Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands. pp. 65-78

Future prospects for the analysis of bioactive components in cereal grain

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Ward, J. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2010. Future prospects for the analysis of bioactive components in cereal grain. Cereal Foods World. 55, pp. 71-75.

Phenolic acids

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Li, L., Harflett, C. and Beale, M. H. 2010. Phenolic acids. in: Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. (ed.) HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN. pp. 41-52

More of the grain - progress in the HEALTHGRAIN Project for healthy cereal foods

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Poutanen, K., Shepherd, R., Shewry, P. R., Delcour, J. A., Bjorck, I., Van Der Kamp, J. W. and Ranieri, R. 2010. More of the grain - progress in the HEALTHGRAIN Project for healthy cereal foods. Cereal Foods World. 55, pp. 79-84.

Down-regulation of the CSLF6 gene results in decreased (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucan in endosperm of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nemeth, C., Freeman, J., Jones, H. D., Sparks, C. A., Pellny, T. K., Wilkinson, M. D., Dunwell, J., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Guillon, F., Saulnier, L., Mitchell, R. A. C. and Shewry, P. R. 2010. Down-regulation of the CSLF6 gene results in decreased (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucan in endosperm of wheat. Plant Physiology. 152, pp. 1209-1218.

Future prospects for the analysis of bioactive components in cereal grain

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Ward, J. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2010. Future prospects for the analysis of bioactive components in cereal grain. in: Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. (ed.) HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN. pp. 273-280

HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. 2010. HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals. American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN.

Combining bioactive components with conventional targets in plant breeding programmes

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Bedo, Z., Rakszegi, M., Lang, L., Gebruers, K., Piironen, V., Lafiandra, D. and Phillips, A. L. 2010. Combining bioactive components with conventional targets in plant breeding programmes. in: Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. (ed.) HEALTHGRAIN methods: analysis of bioactive components in small grain cereals American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), St Paul, MN. pp. 263-272

Increasing the health benefits of wheat

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Shewry, P. R. 2009. Increasing the health benefits of wheat. Wiley. doi:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2009.07046.x

Improving the health benefits of wheat: the EU HEALTHGRAIN programme

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Shewry, P. R. 2009. Improving the health benefits of wheat: the EU HEALTHGRAIN programme. Abstracts 10th International Gluten Workshop, Clermont Ferrand, 7-9 September 2009 .

The HEALTHGRAIN programme opens new opportunities for improving wheat for nutrition and health

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R. 2009. The HEALTHGRAIN programme opens new opportunities for improving wheat for nutrition and health. Nutrition Bulletin. 34 (2), pp. 225-231.

Improving wheat for nutrition and processing

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Shewry, P. R., Wan, Y., Wheeler, T., Gooding, M., Poole, R., Edwards, K. J., Mills, E. N. C., Skeggs, P., Gezan, S., Welham, S. J., Shenton, C., Zhu, T., Phillips, A. L., Jones, H. D., Li, L., Ward, J. L., Freeman, J., Nemeth, C. and Mitchell, R. A. C. 2008. Improving wheat for nutrition and processing. Molinacano, J. L. (ed.) Cereal Science and Technology for Feeding Ten Billion People: Genomics Era and Beyond. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Eucarpia Cereal Section, Lleida (Spain), 13-17 November 2006 . Options Mediterraneennes, Series A, No 81. pp. 249-252

Manipulation of the cell wall composition of wheat endosperm cell walls to improve nutritional properties

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Nemeth, C., Freeman, J., Mitchell, R. A. C. and Shewry, P. R. 2008. Manipulation of the cell wall composition of wheat endosperm cell walls to improve nutritional properties. Molinacano, J. L. (ed.) Cereal Science and Technology for Feeding Ten Billion People: Genomics Era and Beyond. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Eucarpia Cereal Section, Lleida (Spain), 13-17 November 2006 . Options Mediterraneennes, Series A, No 81. pp. 295-297

The HEALTHGRAIN cereal diversity screen: concept, results and prospects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ward, J. L., Poutanen, K., Gebruers, K., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Nystrom, L., Andersson, A. A. M., Aman, P., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z. and Shewry, P. R. 2008. The HEALTHGRAIN cereal diversity screen: concept, results and prospects. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56 (21), pp. 9699-9709.

Phytochemical and fiber components in oat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Piironen, V., Lampi, A-M., Nystrom, L., Li, L., Rakszegi, M., Fras, A., Boros, D., Gebruers, K., Courtin, C. M., Delcour, J. A., Andersson, A. A. M., Dimberg, L., Bedo, Z. and Ward, J. L. 2008. Phytochemical and fiber components in oat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56, pp. 9777-9784.

Composition and end-use quality of 150 wheat lines selected for the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakszegi, M., Boros, D., Kuti, C., Lang, L., Bedo, Z. and Shewry, P. R. 2008. Composition and end-use quality of 150 wheat lines selected for the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56, pp. 9750-9757.

Phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nystrom, L., Lampi, A-M., Andersson, A. A. M., Kamal-Eldin, A., Gebruers, K., Courtin, C. M., Delcour, J. A., Li, L., Ward, J. L., Fras, A., Boros, D., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z., Shewry, P. R. and Piironen, V. 2008. Phytochemicals and dietary fiber components in rye varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56, pp. 9758-9766.

Phenolic acids in wheat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, L., Shewry, P. R. and Ward, J. L. 2008. Phenolic acids in wheat varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56, pp. 9732-9739.

Phytochemical and dietary fiber components in barley varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Andersson, A. A. M., Lampi, A-M., Nystrom, L., Piironen, V., Li, L., Ward, J. L., Gebruers, K., Courtin, C. M., Delcour, J. A., Boros, D., Fras, A., Dynkowska, W., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z., Shewry, P. R. and Aman, P. 2008. Phytochemical and dietary fiber components in barley varieties in the HEALTHGRAIN diversity screen. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 56, pp. 9767-9776.

Improvement of wheat for processing and quality

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Shewry, P. R. 2008. Improvement of wheat for processing and quality.

Beyond whole grain: the European HEALTHGRAIN project aims at healthier cereal foods

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Poutanen, K., Shepherd, R., Shewry, P. R., Delcour, J. A., Bjorck, I. and Van Der Kamp, J-W. 2008. Beyond whole grain: the European HEALTHGRAIN project aims at healthier cereal foods. Cereal Foods World. 53 (1), pp. 32-35.

A novel bioinformatics approach identifies candidate genes for the synthesis and feruloylation of arabinoxylan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mitchell, R. A. C., Dupree, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2007. A novel bioinformatics approach identifies candidate genes for the synthesis and feruloylation of arabinoxylan. Plant Physiology. 144 (May), pp. 43-53.