Journal Publications

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Wang, C., Timári, I., Zhang, B., Li, D.-W., Leggett, A., Amer, A.O., Brüschweiler-Li, L., Kopec, R.E., Brüschweiler, R. 2020. COLMAR Lipids Database for 2D NMR-Based Lipidomics. J. Proteome Res. In Press.

Harrison, E.H., Kopec, R.E., 2020. Enzymology of vertebrate carotenoid oxygenases. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. In Press. 

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. 63(24):e1900811.

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. 67(36):10185-10194

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. 63(22):e1900644

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