Journal Publications

*a complete list of Dr. Kopec’s publications can be found on google scholar (

Sasaki, G.Y., Li, J., Cichon, M.J., Riedl, K.M., Kopec R.E., Bruno, R.S. 2019. Green tea extract treatment in obese mice with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis restores the hepatic metabolome in association with limiting endotoxemia-TLR4-mediated inflammation. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. In Press.

Bennouna, D., Solano, M. , Orchard, T., DeVries, A.C., Lustberg, M., Kopec, R.E. 2019. The effects of doxorubicin-based chemotherapy and omega-3 supplementation on mouse brain lipids. Metabolites. 9(10), 208;

Zhong, S., Vendrell-Pacheco, M., Heskitt, B., Chitchomroonchokchai, C., Elez-Martinez, P., Failla, M.L., Sastry, S., Kopec, R.E. 2019. Novel processing technologies as compared to thermal treatment on the bioaccessibility and Caco-2 cell uptake of carotenoids from tomato and kale-based juices. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In Press. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03666

Kopec, R.E., Caris-Veyrat, C., Nowicki, M., Bernard, J.P., Morange, S., Chitchumroonchokchai, C., Gleize, B., Borel, P. 2019. The effect of supplemental iron on lycopene metabolism and absorption during digestion in healthy humans. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. In Press. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201900644.R2

Grainger E.M., Moran, N.E., Francis, D.M., Schwartz, S.J., Wan, L., Thomas-Ahner, J., Kopec, R.E., Riedl, K.M., Young, G.S., Abaza, R., Bahnson, R.R., Clinton, S.K. 2018. A novel tomato-soy juice induces a dose-response increase in urinary and plasma phytochemical biomarkers in men with prostate cancer. Journal of Nutrition. 149(1):26-35

Kopec, R.E., Carail, M., Caris-Veyrat, C. 2018. Production, separation, and characterization of apo-luteinoids by LC-MS/MS. Journal of Chromatography B. 1102:45-51.

Harrison E.H., Kopec, R.E., Digestion and intestinal absorption of dietary carotenoids and vitamin A. In: Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Volume II, H.M. Said, F.K. Ghishan, J.D. Kaunitz, J.L. Merchant, J.L., J.D. Wood, eds. 6th Ed. Oxford, England: Academic Press. 2018. 1133-1151

Kopec, R.E., Caris-Veyrat, C., Nowicki, M., Gleize, B., Carail, M., Borel, P. 2018. Production of asymmetric oxidative metabolites of 13C β-carotene during digestion in the gastrointestinal lumen of healthy men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 108(4):803-813.

Kopec, R.E., Failla, M.L., 2018. Recent advances in the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of carotenoids and effects of other dietary lipophiles. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 68:16-30

Cooperstone, J.L., Goetz, H.J., Riedl, K.M., Harrison, E.H., Schwartz, S.J., Kopec, R.E. 2017. Relative contribution of α-carotene to postprandial vitamin A concentrations in healthy humans after carrot consumption. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 106(1):59-66

Kopec, R.E., Gleize, B., Borel, P. Demarchelier, C., Caris-Veyrat, C. 2017. Are lutein, lycopene, and β-carotene lost through the digestive process?  Food and Function. 8:1494-1503

Desmarchelier, C., Borel, P., Gonclaves, A., Kopec. R., Nowicki, M., Morange, S., Lesavre, N., Portugal, H., Reboul, E. 2016. A combination of single-nucleotide polymorphisms is associated with the interindividual variability in cholecalciferol bioavailability in healthy men. Journal of Nutrition. 146(12):2421-2428

Goetz, H.J., Kopec, R.E., Riedl, K.M., Cooperstone, J.L., Narayanasamy, S., Curley, R.W. Jr., Harrison, E.H., Schwartz, S.J. 2016. An HPLC-MS/MS method for the separation of α-retinyl esters from retinyl esters. Journal of Chromatography B. 1029:68-71