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Recent Advances of Research in Antinutritional Factors in Legume Seeds and Oilseeds

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Recent Advances of Research in Antinutritional Factors in Legume Seeds and Oilseeds

M. Muzquiz, G.D. Hill, C. Burbano, C. Cuadrado and M.M. Pedrosa

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Author(s): M. Muzquiz, G.D. Hill, C. Burbano, C. Cuadrado and M.M. Pedrosa

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This publication contains the proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Antinutritional Factors in Legume Seeds and Oilseeds held in Toledo, Spain on 8-10 March 2004.

This series of meetings bring together experts working in this field of Science from throughout the world. A major feature of each conference session is an invited review, which outlines the advances that have been made in a particular area since the last meeting. A major factor that was considered at this meeting was the likely impact of plant genetic modification on the nutritional quality of their seeds for human and animal feeding. As an example already a number of legume species and rapeseed have been modified to improve the sulphur amino acid content of their seed and thus their protein quality.

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Author M. Muzquiz, G.D. Hill, C. Burbano, C. Cuadrado and M.M. Pedrosa
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 384pp
ISBN 9789076998398
Publication date 2004
Book Type Hardcover


Besides the major grain legume species and rapeseed that had been discussed at previous meetings in this series number of crop products, as potential protein sources, for animal feeding, were considered for the first time. These included cottonseed meal, linseed meal, and sunflower seed meal. The potential of some new exotic crops from Mexico was also covered including Mexican species of the genus Lupinus and a Mexican plant from the same family as castor bean, which has a very high oil content but is usually toxic. Work from Cuba compared the nutritional characteristics of soybean with a range of tropical grain legume species, which have received little previous attention.

A major change at this meeting was the greater consideration of the effects, both positive, and negative, of the consumption of these seeds for human nutrition. A major review on the development of allergnicity to legume seed in humans is included. There was also consideration of the potential role of antinutritional factors in reducing the growth of various types of tumour cells. The presented papers also suggest that the consumption of legume seed in the diet can potentially reduce serum cholesterol levels.

Overall from the 5 conference sessions there are 52 papers. Of these 7 are major invited reviews on the current state of research in this important area for human and animal feeding.


Opening session

  • Opening address
  • Words of welcome

Session I. Analysis of antinutritional factors in legume seeds and oilseeds

  • Recent advances in analytical methods for identification and quantification of phenolic compounds.
  • Phenolic compounds and pyrimidine glycoside determination in Vicia narbonensis seed.
  • Evaluation of antinutritional factors and nitrogen compounds of selected pea cultivars (Pisum sativum L.).
  • The effect of cyanogenic glucosides of seed of Stizolobium deeringianum from Tabasco, Mexico.
  • Determination of the antinutritional factors in the seed of tropical grain legumes with potential for human and animal feeding.
  • Using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) for ANFs analysis in oilseed Brassicas.
  • Phytate and ?-galactoside content of wild lupins from Jalisco, M‚xico.
  • Variation in alkaloid type and content during Erythrina americana seed development.
  • Antinutritional factors in different oilseeds usable as renewable resources compared with rapeseed.
  • Flatulence-producing galactosyl cyclitols D-chiro-inositol fraction in maturing yellow lupin seed.
  • Flatulence-producing oligosaccharides and galactosyl cyclitols in maturing Andean lupin (Lupinus mutabilis) seed.
  • A modified trypsin inhibitor affinity chromatography assay for industrial application.
  • The correlation between taste and structure of lupin alkaloids.

Session II. Mechanism of action of antinutritional factors in legume seeds and oilseeds

  • The mode of action of ANFs on the gastrointestinal tract and its microflora.
  • Lupinus campestris seed as a source of compounds with antimutagenic activity.
  • Decreased levels of heat shock protein 70 and 90 in gut epithelial cells after exposure to plant lectins.
  • Physiological mechanisms in the impairment of nutrient digestion and transport capacity in the salmon intestine by soybean antinutrients.
  • Influence of lectins isolated from soybean seed and evening primrose seed and cake on rat metabolism.

Session III A. Beneficial effects of antinutritional factors in human nutrition

  • Beneficial (antiproliferative) effects of different substances.
  • Investigation of legume seed protease inhibitors as potential anti-carcinogenic proteins.
  • Assessment of the potential of legume lectins to act as a mucosal adjuvant.
  • A modelling approach to develop an antinutrients food databank with human nutrition implications.
  • Beneficial outcome in hypercholesterolemia after intake of heat treated chickpea in rats.

Session III B. Negative effects of antinutritional factors in human nutrition

  • Storage proteins: physiological and antigenic effects.
  • Morphological changes of rat brain neurons after intracranial administration of the alkaloid gramine.
  • Plasma antibody responses to grain legume proteins in weaned piglets.
  • The nutritional potential of Mexican pi¤on (Jatropha curcas). Toxic and antinutritional factors.
  • Immunodetection of legume proteins resistant to digestion in weaned piglets.

Session IV. Effects of antinutritional factors on monogastric animals

  • Recent progress on research on the effects of antinutritional factors in legume and oil seeds in monogastric animals.
  • The cholesterol lowering effect of lupin meal in chicken diets.
  • Thermal processing of rapeseed meal: nutritional evaluation in digestibility experiments with pigs.
  • Microbial protease addition to a soybean meal diet for weaned piglets: effects on performance, digestion, gut flora and gut function.
  • Rate of muscle protein synthesis in rats fed raw and extruded faba bean diets.
  • Effect of carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) seed in broiler chick diets on nutrient digestibility and intestinal viscosity.
  • In vivo and in vitro ileal digestibility of protein and amino acids of peas containing different tannin levels.
  • The effect of trypsin inhibitor level in soy products on in vitro and in vivo (pigs and rats) protein and amino acid digestibility.
  • Nutritional value and physiological effects of industrial soybean products differing in protein solubility and trypsin inhibitor content.
  • Intestinal enzymatic activity and amino acid uptake in brush border membrane vesicles of rats fed extruded kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).

Session V. Application of biotechnology and processing to reduce ANFs and to increase nutritional quality. Potential use of GMOs A.

  • The potential of genetically modified legume and oilseed crops for food and non-food use.
  • a-Galactosides in Catalan landraces of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and location, candidates for protected designation of origin.
  • Facile breeding markers to lower contents of vicine and convicine in faba bean seeds and trypsin inhibitors in pea seeds.
  • Identification of molecular markers tightly linked to low tannin and vicineconvicine content in faba beans.


  • Technical and biotechnological modifications of antinutritional factors in legume and oilseeds.
  • Modifications of seed storage proteins during germination and seedling growth of faba bean cotyledons.
  • Effects of exogenous enzymes on the content of bioactive compounds in lentils and peas.
  • Content and distribution of vicine, convicine and L-DOPA throughout the germination and seedling growth of Vicia faba L. seed.
  • Detoxification of rapeseed meal by controlled instantaneous pressure drop.
  • The inactivation of soybean trypsin inhibitors by hydro-thermo-mechanical treatment.
  • Changes of phytate content of Lupinus albus and L. mutabilis seed during controlled instantaneous pressure drop treatment.
  • Effect of aqueous, acid and alkaline thermal treatments on protein quality of Lupinus campestris seed.
  • Elimination of quinolizidine alkaloids, ?-galactosides and phenolic compounds from Lupinus campestris seed via aqueous, acid and alkaline thermal treatment.
  • Limited phytate hydrolysis by endogenous phytase of sesame seeds during germination.

Closing session

  • Grain legumes and oilseeds ? the way ahead.
  • Closing comments

Author index

Keyword index

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