A. Escobar-Puentes

A. Escobar-Puentes

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

H-index: 7

Latin America-Mexico

About A. Escobar-Puentes

A. Escobar-Puentes, With an exceptional h-index of 7 and a recent h-index of 7 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, specializes in the field of Human nutrition, Food Science and Biotechnology.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Bioactive Compounds and Biological Activities of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)

Immunomodulatory Properties of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Molecular interaction of β-carotene with sweet potato starch: A bleaching-restitution assay

Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) Phenotypes: From Agroindustry to Health Effects

Encapsulation of probiotics

Succinylated Starch Nanocapsules Loaded with the Polyphenolic Extract from Arugula (Eruca sativa) Leaves: Colloidal, Chemical, and Structural Properties

Effect of amylose/amylopectin content and succinylation on properties of corn starch nanoparticles as encapsulants of anthocyanins

Starch-Based Nanocarriers of Nutraceuticals: Synthesis and Applications

A. Escobar-Puentes Information

University

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

Position

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Citations(all)

184

Citations(since 2020)

184

Cited By

27

hIndex(all)

7

hIndex(since 2020)

7

i10Index(all)

6

i10Index(since 2020)

6

Email

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Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

A. Escobar-Puentes Skills & Research Interests

Human nutrition

Food Science and Biotechnology

Top articles of A. Escobar-Puentes

Bioactive Compounds and Biological Activities of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)

Authors

Francisco Olivas-Aguirre,Jael Quintero-Vargas,Alberto Escobar-Puentes,Abraham Wall-Medrano

Journal

Bioactive Compounds in the Storage Organs of Plants

Published Date

2024

Sweet potato (SP; aka “boniato,”“moniato,”“caiapo,”“kumara,” or “kumera”) is a tuberous staple food native to America widely known throughout the world for being a relevant source of nutrients of high biological value for human and animal nutrition.

Immunomodulatory Properties of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Authors

Adriana García-Gurrola,Abraham Wall-Medrano,Miguel A Olivas-Aguirre,Francisco J Olivas-Aguirre,Alberto A Escobar-Puentes

Published Date

2023/1/1

The immune system is a complex assembly of coordinated cells to maintain human health. Nowadays, there is a growing interest in maintaining the immune system in proper conditions to counteract noncommunicable chronic diseases, harmful entities (toxic xenobiotics, allergens, and microbial pathogens), cancer, and emerging infectious and autoimmune diseases that currently affect health systems worldwide. Adequate human nutrition is essential for the maintenance and modulation of the immune system. This is due to the different functional ingredients that can be found in food matrices such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, cereals, and oils. Among these, polyphenolic antioxidants, vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics, and peptides can be highlighted. All the above dietary functional ingredients act as immunomodulators since they have a direct or indirect immunostimulatory response by interacting with …

Molecular interaction of β-carotene with sweet potato starch: A bleaching-restitution assay

Authors

Alberto A Escobar-Puentes,Simón Yobanny Reyes-López,Álvaro de Jesús Ruíz Baltazar,Verónica López-Teros,Abraham Wall-Medrano

Journal

Food Hydrocolloids

Published Date

2022/6/1

This work aimed to investigate the most plausible molecular interactions between β-carotene (βCat) and orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) starch, by using a bleaching-restitution strategy. OFSP's raw flour (RF) was partially (TF) and extensively (starch) bleached with a graded polarity solvent system. The in vitro interaction (saturated restitution) of pure βCat to starch (βCat + S) at 2.5, 5, 10 g.100 g−1 was tracked by FE-SEM, ATR-FTIR, XRD and changes in starch digestibility [slow (SDS), rapid (RDS), and resistant (RS)] were documented. βCat + S interaction occurs mostly by H+ bonding (inter and intra-helical) and CH–π stacking (alkene chains - glucose rings), altering starch's molecular order and crystallinity, RS: SDS ratio and increasing intra/inter type-V inclusion and non-inclusion complexes, in a dose-dependent manner. Data suggests that βCat + S is governed by non-covalent forces promoting starch's …

Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) Phenotypes: From Agroindustry to Health Effects

Authors

Alberto A Escobar-Puentes,Iván Palomo,Lyanne Rodríguez,Eduardo Fuentes,Mónica A Villegas-Ochoa,Gustavo A González-Aguilar,Francisco J Olivas-Aguirre,Abraham Wall-Medrano

Published Date

2022/4/6

Sweet potato (SP; Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) is an edible tuber native to America and the sixth most important food crop worldwide. China leads its production in a global market of USD 45 trillion. SP domesticated varieties differ in specific phenotypic/genotypic traits, yet all of them are rich in sugars, slow digestible/resistant starch, vitamins, minerals, bioactive proteins and lipids, carotenoids, polyphenols, ascorbic acid, alkaloids, coumarins, and saponins, in a genotype-dependent manner. Individually or synergistically, SP’s phytochemicals help to prevent many illnesses, including certain types of cancers and cardiovascular disorders. These and other topics, including the production and market diversification of raw SP and its products, and SP’s starch as a functional ingredient, are briefly discussed in this review.

Encapsulation of probiotics

Authors

Alberto A Escobar-Puentes,Francisco J Olivas-Aguirre,Lourdes Santiago-López,Adrián Hernández-Mendoza,Aaron F González-Córdova,Belinda Vallejo-Cordoba,Abraham Wall-Medrano

Published Date

2022/1/1

The effectiveness of probiotics in preventing and treatment of gastrointestinal/systemic diseases has been proven from ancient times. Every year, market shelves are filled with new products with promises of bioactivity that may not occur due to many factors. The preservation of probiotic viability and ultimate bioactivity in these products depends on many physicochemical, biochemical, and biological factors. Moreover, probiotics also must circumvent many barriers during their gastrointestinal journey to ensure delivery of an effective dose of these microorganisms, although nonviable probiotics and their metabolites may also be beneficial. In this chapter, we briefly analyze the market and research trends and the environmental and GI factors affecting probiotic survival, as a starting point for a more extensive discussion on the type/nature of probiotic microorganisms, their health benefits as viable and nonviable cells …

Succinylated Starch Nanocapsules Loaded with the Polyphenolic Extract from Arugula (Eruca sativa) Leaves: Colloidal, Chemical, and Structural Properties

Authors

Adriana García‐Gurrola,Alberto A Escobar‐Puentes,Susana Rincón,Fernando Martínez‐Bustos,Alejandro Zepeda

Journal

Starch‐Stärke

Published Date

2021

The aim of this study is to incorporate the polyphenolic‐rich extract from Eruca sativa leaves into succinylated starch nanocapsules. Synthesis of the nanocapsules is carried out using an industrial/scale ultrasonic equipment, and the dynamic light scattering (DLS), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X‐ray diffraction (XRD), and microscopy (FE‐SEM) techniques are used for determining the colloidal, chemical, and structural properties, respectively. Non succinylated nanocapsules and succinylated nanocapsules with two degrees of substitution (DS; 0.01 and 0.03) are synthetized. The unloaded nanocapsules exhibits a hydrodynamic size ranging from 50 to 69 nm, but the nanoencapsulation has a significant effect (p < 0.05) on the colloidal properties of loaded nanocapsules. All of the three loaded nanocapsules demonstrates hydrodynamic sizes ranging from 259 to 268 nm, a polydispersity index (PDI) of 0.361 to 0.390 …

Effect of amylose/amylopectin content and succinylation on properties of corn starch nanoparticles as encapsulants of anthocyanins

Authors

Alberto A Escobar-Puentes,Adriana García-Gurrola,Susana Rincón,Alejandro Zepeda,Fernando Martínez-Bustos

Journal

Carbohydrate Polymers

Published Date

2020/12/15

In this study, succinylated nanoparticles from normal (NPS-N), high-amylose (NPS-H), and high-amylopectin corn starch (NPS-W) were synthesized, characterized, and studied for the nanoencapsulation of the Ardisia compressa anthocyanins. The nanoparticle‒anthocyanin interaction was also investigated. The succinylated starch nanoparticles (S-SNPs) had hydrodynamic sizes of 65–390 nm, degrees of substitution (DS) of 0.014-0.032, ζ-potential values of up to −34 mV and a nanocolloid behavior. NPS-N and NPS-W showed the highest (p < 0.05) encapsulation efficiencies (EE) (52 and 49 %, respectively) compared than NPS-H (45 %). Thereby, the lowest DS obtained, and the branched amylopectin structure favored the EE. The nanoparticle-anthocyanin interaction occurred through hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions and influenced significantly (p < 0.05) the hydrodynamic size and surface properties …

Starch-Based Nanocarriers of Nutraceuticals: Synthesis and Applications

Authors

Alberto A Escobar-Puentes,Adriana García-Gurrola,Fernando Martínez-Bustos

Journal

Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements: Applications in Health Improvement and Disease Management

Published Date

2020/11/5

Currently, the application of nutraceutical compounds has been on the rise due to their beneficial properties for human health. However, being highly sensitive molecules have low stability during food production and during human metabolism, possess low bioavailability and cellular absorption, limiting their bioactivity. In response, nanoencapsulation is a promising nanotechnology tool for the efficient protection and transport of bioactive compounds. In this respect, starch nanoparticles, as a biodegradable polymer, have a promising use for the protection and controlled release of various nutraceuticals due to their good controlled-release profile, high bioavailability, economic cost, and nontoxicity. The present chapter shows the most recent works published on the use of starch nanoparticles as encapsulating materials of various nutraceuticals, such as vitamins, 86essential oils, phenolic acids, and polyphenols. For …

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A. Escobar-Puentes FAQs

What is A. Escobar-Puentes's h-index at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez?

The h-index of A. Escobar-Puentes has been 7 since 2020 and 7 in total.

What are A. Escobar-Puentes's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Bioactive Compounds and Biological Activities of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.)

Immunomodulatory Properties of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Molecular interaction of β-carotene with sweet potato starch: A bleaching-restitution assay

Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) Phenotypes: From Agroindustry to Health Effects

Encapsulation of probiotics

Succinylated Starch Nanocapsules Loaded with the Polyphenolic Extract from Arugula (Eruca sativa) Leaves: Colloidal, Chemical, and Structural Properties

Effect of amylose/amylopectin content and succinylation on properties of corn starch nanoparticles as encapsulants of anthocyanins

Starch-Based Nanocarriers of Nutraceuticals: Synthesis and Applications

are the top articles of A. Escobar-Puentes at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.

What are A. Escobar-Puentes's research interests?

The research interests of A. Escobar-Puentes are: Human nutrition, Food Science and Biotechnology

What is A. Escobar-Puentes's total number of citations?

A. Escobar-Puentes has 184 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of A. Escobar-Puentes?

The co-authors of A. Escobar-Puentes are Abraham Wall-Medrano, Alejandro Zepeda.

Co-Authors

H-index: 27
Abraham Wall-Medrano

Abraham Wall-Medrano

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

H-index: 17
Alejandro Zepeda

Alejandro Zepeda

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

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