CARC – Scientist Profile – Adela Mora-Gutierrez

Adela Mora-Gutierrez
Adela Mora-Gutierrez Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (Food Science and Technology)
MSci., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (Food Science and Technology)
B.Sc., Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela (Pharmacy)

Key Interests

Structure-functionality relationships in foods, with emphasis on food proteins, polysaccharides and lipid complexes. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of protein-water interactions. Molecular models of proteins in highly hydrated forms. Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy of proteins. Nanoscale production systems and technologies for the optimum delivery of lipophilic bioactives such as lutein, coenzyme Q10, docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

Contact Information

Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 2008, AGRL Room 109, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: (936) 261-5034
Email: admora@pvamu.edu

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Mora-Gutierrez, A., R. Attaie, J.M. Kirven, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 2014. Cross-linking of bovine and caprine caseins by microbial transglutaminase and their use as microencapsulating agents for n-3 fatty acids. Int J. Food Sci.Tech., 1-14. pdficon_small

Mora-Gutierrez, A., R. Attaie, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 2010. Lipid oxidation in algae oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by bovine and caprine caseins. J. Agric. Food Chem., 58:5131-5139.

Farrell, H.M., Jr., E.L. Malin, E.M. Brown, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2009. Review of the chemistry of αs2-casein and the generation of a homologous molecular model to explain its properties. J. Dairy Sci., 92:1338-1711.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., R. Attaie, V.J. McWhinney, and C. Wang, C. 2007. Effects of bovine and caprine Monterey Jack cheeses fortified with calcium on bone mineralization in rats. Int. Dairy J., 17:255-267.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., R. Attaie, V.J. McWhinney, and C. Wang. 2007. Influence of bovine and caprine casein phosphopeptides differing in αs1-casein content in determining the absorption of calcium from calcium-fortified bovine and caprine milks in rats. J. Dairy Res.,74:1-11.

Attaie, R., A. Mora-Gutierrez, and G.R. Newton. 2005. Proteolysis in accelerated ripened goat milk Jack cheese. Milchwissenschaft 60:407-410.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 2001. Hydration of native and cold-solubilized rennin-treated caprine caseins as determined by oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance. J. Dairy Sci., 84(E. Suppl): E93-E99.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 2000. Sugar-casein interaction in deuterated solutions of bovine and caprine casein as determined by oxygen-17 and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance: a case of preferential interactions. J. Agric. Food Chem. 48:3245-3255

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1999. NMR of casein hydration and activity in solutions with ions. Macromol. Symp., 140: 211-216.

Baianu, I.C., T.F. Kumosinski, A. Mora-Gutierrez, E.M. Ozu, T.S. Lioutas, and P.J. Bechtel. 1999. Thermodynamic linkage of ion binding and hydration in myofibrillar protein solutions determined from multinuclear spin relaxation studies. Macromol. Symp., 140: 225-244.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1998. κ-Carrageenan interaction with bovine and caprine caseins as shown by sedimentation and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques. J. Agric. Food Chem., 46: 4987-4996.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1997. Oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance studies of bovine and caprine caseins hydration and activity in deuterated sugar solutions. J. Agric. Food Chem., 46: 4987-4996.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr. and T.F. Kumosinski. 1996. Comparison of hydration behavior of bovine and caprine caseins as determined by oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance: temperature dependence. J. Agric. Food Chem.,44:796-803.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr. and T.F. Kumosinski. 1996. Comparison of hydration behavior of bovine and caprine caseins as determined by oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance: temperature dependence of colloidal stability. J. Agric. Food Chem., 44:48-53.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1995. Comparison of hydration behavior of bovine and caprine caseins as determined by oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance: salt dependence. J. Agric. Food Chem.,43:2574-2579.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1993. Calcium-induced associations of bovine caprine caseins and the relationship of αs1-casein content to colloidal stabilization: a thermodynamic linkage analysis. J. Dairy Sci., 76: 3690-3697.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1993. Modeling calcium-induced solubility in caprine milk caseins using a thermodynamic linkage approach. J. Dairy Sci., 76: 3698-3710.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1993. A thermodynamic linkage study on the calcium-induced solubility of bovine and caprine caseins. J. Agric Food Chem., 41: 372-379.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., T.F. Kumosinski, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1991. Quantification of αs1-casein in goat milk from French-Alpine and Anglo-Nubian breeds using reversed-phase HPLC. J. Dairy Sci., 74:3303-3307.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and I.C. Baianu. 1990. Hydration studies of maltodextrins by proton, deuterium and oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance. J. Food Sci., 55:462-465.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and I.C. Baianu. 1989. 1H nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation and viscosity measurements on solutions and suspensions of carbohydrates and starch from corn: the investigation of carbohydrate hydration and stereochemical effects in solvation. Relationship to 17O and 13C NMR data. J. Agric. Food Chem., 37:1459-1465.

Books

Farrell, H.M., Jr. and A. Mora-Gutierrez. κ-Carrageenan interactions with bovine and caprine caseins as demonstrated by sedimentation and NMR relaxation techniques: implication of surface charge by a homologous three-dimensional model for αs2-casein. pp. 93-114 in Biopolymers: Molecules, Clusters, Networks, Interactions. Chapter 6. Eds. M.L. Fishman, P. Qi, and L. Wicker, Washington, D.C.

Baianu, I.C. and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 1992. High-resolution NMR, electrophoresis and HPLC studies of cereal proteins. pp. 254-268 in Current Topics in Biophysics. Vol. 6. Eds. P. Frangopol. Jassy University Press. Otawa, Canada.

Baianu, I.C., T.F. Kumosinski, P.J. Bechtel, A. Mora-Gutierrez, L.T. Kakalis, P. Yakubu, P.A. Myers-Betts, and T-C. Wei. 1991. Molecular dynamics of water in foods and related model systems. pp. 517-540 in Water Relations in Foods. Eds. H. Levine and L. Slade. Plenum Press, N.Y.

Baianu, I.C., T.F. Kumosinski, P.J. Bechtel, P. A. Myers-Betts, L.T. Kakalis, A. Mora-Gutierrez, P. Yakubu, and T-C. Wei. 1990. Multinuclear spin relaxation and high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance studies of food proteins and other agriculturally important materials and related systems. pp. 303-315 in The Oxygen-Evolving System in Photosynthesis. Eds. Y. Inoue, A. Crofts and M. Govindjee. Academic Press, The Netherlands.

Abstracts and Proceedings

Elder, D., J. Ladmirault, J.M. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2013. Antioxidant capacities of whole black and white peppercorns. 17th Biennial Research Symposium, Jacksonville, FL

Ladmirault, J., D. Elders, J.M. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2013. Inclusion of dietary fiber in imitation cheese. 17th Biennial Research Symposium, Jacksonville, FL.

Kirven, J.M,, D. Elders, A. Mora-Gutierrez, and R. Attaie, R. 2012. Oxidative stability of algae oil stabilized by bovine and caprine caseins cross-linked with transglutaminase. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Las Vegas, NV.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and H.M. Farrell., Jr. 2011. Bovine and caprine casein micelles as biodegradable nanocarriers designed for curcumin delivery. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists, New Orleans, LA.

Elder, D., N. Delahoussaye, S. Chaney, J.M. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2011. Formation of hydroxymethylfurfural in oil-in-water emulsions containing hydrolyzed milk proteins: effect of buffer type and concentration. Undergraduate 1nd Place-Food Safety and Global Food Security, 16th Biennial Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Delahoussaye, N., D. Elder, S. Chaney, J.M. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2011. Effect of high-methoxyl pectin on the stability of bovine and caprine caseins dispersions. 16th Biennial Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Elder, D., N. Delahoussaye, S. Chaney, M.J. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez.2010.Formation of hydroxymethylfurfural in bovine and caprine fluid milks during thermal processing. Undergraduate 2nd Place Agriculture. 8th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, Canyon, TX.

Elder, D., A. Mora-Gutierrez, R. Attaie, and G.L. Goodie. 2010. Oxidative stability of yogurt from bovine and caprine milks enriched with different levels of n-3 fatty acids. Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, Denver, CO.

Delahoussaye, N., J.M. Kirven, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2009. Antioxidant activity and stability of lycopene. Undergraduate 1nd Place in Agriculture. 7th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, Laredo, TX.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. 2008. Caseinophosphopeptides and calcium absorption from bovine and caprine calcium-fortified fermented milks. International Dairy Federation. Dairy Science and Technology Week, Quebec, Canada.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., R. Attaie, and A. Simmonds. 2007. Effect of αs2-casein on the oxidative stability of bovine and caprine skim milk enriched with an omega-3 rich oil-in-water emulsion. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL

Kirven, J. M. and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2006. Effect of α-tocopherol, β-carotene, sodium tripolyphosphate and milk proteins on lipid oxidation of cooked refrigerated ground turkey and ground pork. 14th ARD Biennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., A. Simmonds, and R. Attaie. 2005. Effect of bovine and caprine casein-based edible coatings on the oxidative stability and color attributes of beef steak. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, New Orleans, LA.

Farrell, H.M., Jr., P. Hoagland, and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2004. κ-Carrageenan interactions with bovine and caprine caseins as demonstrated by sedimentation and NMR relaxation techniques. Implication of surface charge by a homologous three-dimensional model for αs2-casein. 228th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,V.J. McWhinney, and C. Wang. 2004. Effects of bovine and caprine caseinophosphopeptides on bone mineralization in male rats. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists, Las Vegas, NV.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., A.J. Simmonds, and E. Risch, E. 2004. Use of bovine and caprine caseinophosphopeptides to improve gel functionality of pollock surimi. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists, Las Vegas, NV.

Kirven, J. M. and A. Mora-Gutierrez, A. 2003. Iron-induced oxidation of food emulsions as affected by anionic surfactants and peptides derived from bovine and caprine milk protein. 13th ARD Biennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., A.J. Simmonds, and E. Risch, 2004. Use of bovine and caprine caseinophosphopeptides to improve gel functionality of pollock surimi. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists, Las Vegas, NV.

Kirven, J.M. and A. Mora-Gutierrez. 2003. Iron-induced oxidation of food emulsions as affected by anionic surfactants and peptides derived from bovine and caprine milk protein. 13th ARD Biennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.2003.Oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance of hydration and protein-protein-interactions in caprine casein micelles: effect of heat. 13th ARD Biennial Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H. Cromwell, and E. Risch. 2000. Influence of egg white on the textural properties of fish proteins during heat-induced gelation. 12th Biennial Research Symposium, Association of Research Directors, Washington, DC.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.2002. Influence of αs1-caseins content on the heat stability of caprine milk. Proceedings of the Goat Scientific Conference, Prairie View, TX.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 2000. Hydration of native and rennin-coagulated caprine caseins as determined by oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance. Small Ruminant Dairy Research Symposium. Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association, Baltimore, MD.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., R. Gomez, E. Risch, and F.L. Richards. 1999. Texture and protein-protein interactions of heat-formed fish myofibrils/whey protein concentrate. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists, Chicago, IL.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,R. Gomez, and F.L. Richards. 1998. A study of the influence of fish protein hydration and stability. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Science and Technologists. Orlando, FL.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. 1998. NMR of casein hydration and activity in solutions with ions Symposium on NMR Applications in Food Science and Technology. Proceeding of the International Conference on Food Science and Technology, Dallas, TX.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.1997.Interaction of κ-Carrageenan with bovine and caprine caseins in salt solutions: a thermodynamic linkage study. 11th Biennial Research Symposium. Association of Research Directors, San Antonio, TX.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,T.F. Kumosinski, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1997. κ-Carrageenan interaction in deuterated mixtures of bovine and caprine whole caseins: an oxygen-17 nuclear magnetic resonance study.41th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., T.F. Kumosinski, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1996. Interactions between sugars and the whole caseins, bovine and caprine, determined by 17O and 13C NMR. 40th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,T.F. Kumosinski, D.M. Curley,and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1995. Infrared study of secondary-structure changes in caprine whole caseins: effects of calcium and temperature. 39th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,T.F. Kumosinski, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1993. Temperature-induced changes in the secondary structure of caprine αs1- and β-caseins as determined by FTIR. 37th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Washington, D.C.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. 1992.Functional properties of goat’s milk proteins. Proceedings of the National Symposium on Dairy Goat Production and Marketing,Oklahoma City, OK.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1991. Thermodynamic linkage studies of salt binding and solubilization of bovine and caprine caseins. 35thAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Francisco, CA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,H.M. Farrell, Jr., and T.F. Kumosinski. 1991. Calcium-induced colloidal stability of caprine whole casein and the relationship of αs1-casein content to precipitation and resolubilization: a thermodynamic linkage analysis. 35th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. San Francisco, CA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.,A.H. Reine, T.F. Kumosinski, and H.M. Farrell, Jr. 1990. Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography of caseins from two goat breeds. 20th Annual Symposium on Advances in Applied Analytical Chemistry, New Orleans, LA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., I.C. Baianu, and P.J. Bechtel. 1990. Multinuclear spin relaxation studies of myosin hydration and self-association in electrolyte solutions. 34thAnnual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., I.C. Baianu, and P.J. Bechtel. 1989. 17O and 1H transverse relaxation studies of myosin Aand B hydration, activity and salt binding as a function of pH/p and concentration. 33th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, New Orleans, LA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A., I.C. Baianu, and P.J. Bechtel. 1989. Structure-functionality relationship and hydration studies of muscles proteins. Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, IL.

Baianu, I.C., T.F. Kumosinski, P.J. Bechtel, P.A. Myers-Betts, L.T. Kakalis, A. Mora-Gutierrez, P. Yakubu,. T.C. Wei. 1988. Multinuclear spin relaxation and high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance studies of food proteins and other agriculturally important materials and related systems. ACS Symposium Proceedings, Los Angeles, CA.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and I.C. Baianu. 1987. High-resolution carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance studies of chemically modified waxy maize starch, maltodextrins and corn syrups. 6th Annual Midwest Food Processing Conference, La Crosse, WI.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and I.C. Baianu. 1985. NMR relaxation studies of chemically modified starch hydration and polysaccharide mixtures. Starch Sci. and Technol. Conference, Orlando, FL.

Patents

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and M.H. Gurin. 2014. “Nanoemulsion Compositions and Methods of Use thereof”. US Patent # 8,628,690. pdficon_small

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and M.H. Gurin. 2006. “Antioxidant Compositions and Methods of Use thereof”. US Patent # 7,118,688.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. and M.H. Gurin. 2010. “Bioactive Complex Compositions and Methods of Use thereof”. US Patent # 7,780,873.

Mora-Gutierrez, A.2012. “Compositions for Targeted Anti-Aging Therapy”. Filled to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by the law firm of Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk (Gainesville, FL) on August 14, 2012.

Mora-Gutierrez, A. 2013. “Enhancement of Activity of Insulin-Producing Cells in Response to Glucose by Biopharmaceutical Active Agents and Methods for Formulating such Compositions”. Filed to the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). The Texas A&M System (College Station, TX), on August 30, 2013.

Research Grants and Contracts

“Characterization and Bioavailability of Caseinophosphopeptides for Bone Mineralization”, Award No. 0011811, USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. $108,000. September 30, 2001 thru September 30, 2005. Principal Investigator.

“Functional Behavior of Genetically Variable Caprine Caseins”, Research Agreement No. 58-1935-7-038, USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center. $10,000. September 25, 1997 thru September 24, 2002. Principal Investigator.

“Shrimp By-Catch Protein Utilization Cooperative Technical Assistance Program”. Award No. 58-3148-5-025. USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service, $30,000. July 1996 thru December 1998. Principal Investigator.

“Structural Comparison of Bovine and Caprine Caseins to Deduce Novel Structure/Function Relationship”, Research Agreement No. 58-1935-2-017. USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center $30,000. June 1, 1992 thru May 31, 1997. Principal Investigator.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Several research opportunities are anticipated for undergraduate students in Dr. Mora’s laboratory in the upcoming year; in the areas of food physical chemistry, health and nutrition.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Several research opportunities are anticipated for graduate students in Dr. Mora’s laboratory in the upcoming year; in the areas of food physical chemistry, health and nutrition.

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

Several post-doctoral scientists have expressed their interest to work as visiting scientist in Dr. Mora’s laboratory with their own funding support.

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