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Mohdaly AAA, Roby MHH, Sultan SAR, Groß E, Smetanska I. 2022. Potential of Low Cost Agro-Industrial Wastes as a Natural Antioxidant on Carcinogenic Acrylamide Formation in PotatoFried Chips.

Adel Abdelrazek Abdelazim, M.; Smetanska, I.; Groß, E. (2022)

Molecules, 2022, 27, 7516.
DOI: 10.3390/molecules27217516

Open Access

Suitability of selected apple varieties for the production of juices and cider. Iljashenko А, Muljarchuk О, Smetanska І, Bilko M, Vojtshehivskij V, Kuznetsov A, Jarosh Ju.

Smetanska, I. (2022)

Modern Engineering and Innovative Technologies 2022 (11), S. 77-78.
DOI: 10.30890/2567-5273.2022-22-01-034


Balitska L, Tokar A, Tkachuk S, Smetanska I, Gladun A, Vojtshehivskij V, Muljarchuk O. 2022. Analysis of the quality and biochemical composition of fresh cucumbers of the Asterix variety

Smetanska, I. (2022)

Modern Engineering and Innovative Technologies 2022 (1), S. 64-68.
DOI: 10.30890/2567-5273.2022-21-01-067


Optimization of Callus and Cell Suspension Cultures of Lycium schweinfurthii for Improved Production of Phenolics, Flavonoids, and Antioxidant Activity

Smetanska, I.; Mohammed, D. (2022)

MDPI horticulturae 8, 394 (5), S. 1-17.
DOI: 10.3390/horticulturae8050394

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Lycium schweinfurthii is a traditional medicinal plant grown in the Mediterranean region. As it is used in folk medicine to treat stomach ulcers, it took more attention as a source of valuable secondary metabolites. The in vitro cultures of L. schweinfurthii could be a great tool to produce secondary metabolites at low costs. The presented study aimed to introduce and optimize a protocol for inducing callus and cell suspension cultures as well as estimating phenolic, flavonoid compounds, and antioxidant activity in the cultures of the studied species. Three plant growth regulators (PGRs) were supplemented to MS medium solely or in combination to induce callus from leaf explants. The combination between 2,4-dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) and 1-naphthyl acetic acid (NAA) induced callus in all explants regardless of the concentration. The highest fresh weight of callus (3.92 g) was obtained on MS medium fortified with 1 mg L−1 of both 2,4-D and NAA (DN1) after 7 weeks of culture. DN1 was the best medium for callus multiplication regarding the increase in fresh weight and size of callus. Otherwise, the highest phenolics, flavonoids, and antioxidant activity against DPPH free radicals were of callus on MS fortified with 2 mg L−1 NAA (N2). The cell suspension cultures were cultivated on a liquid N2 medium with different sucrose concentrations of 5–30 g L−1 to observe the possible effects on cells’ multiplication and secondary metabolite production. The highest fresh and viable biomass of 12.01 g was obtained on N2 containing 30 g L−1 sucrose. On the other hand, the cell cultures on N2 medium of 5 and 30 g L−1 sucrose produced phenolics and flavonoids, and revealed 


Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources

Smetanska, I.; Sytar , O. (2022)

MDPI-Molecules 2022, 27,6.
DOI: 10.3390/molecules27061929

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In recent decades, there has been a huge level of interest in bioactive compounds fromnatural sources. The large range of plant biodiversity means that there is a huge varietyof bioactive compounds. Bioactive compounds are mostly specific secondary metaboliteswith antioxidant, inflammatory, immunomodulative potential, antimicrobial properties, etc.The bioactive compounds of classes of terpenes, flavonoids, alkaloids, coumarins, stilbenes,etc., alongside the description of some of their mechanisms of action, are important tostudy. It is important to note that the use of plant extracts complicates the identificationof the effects of antiviral, antimicrobial or other capacities of separate biologically activecompounds; additionally, the effects of activities of solute compounds in extracts can causean additive (the synergistic effect) or antogonistic effect to come into play. In that context,the current issue is open for scientific research on the description of novel isolated bioactivecompounds, as well as some of their unknown effects, which are a priority for the appliedneeds of humans in different areas of life.


Potential Industrial Applications of Bambara Groundnut

Ade-Omowaye , B.; Smetanska, I.; Mamdouh, D. (2021)

Food and Potential Industrial Applications of Bambara Groundnut 2021.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-73920-1_12


Weed Control in Parsley: a Comparative Photometric Analysis

Helfert, J.; Sailer, F.; Smetanska, I. (2021)

XII. International Agriculture Symposium AGROSYM 2021. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021.

Genetic Stability, Phenolic, Flavonoid, Ferulic Acid Contents, and Antioxidant Activity of Micropropagated Lycium schweinfurthii Plants

Mohammed, D.; Gabr, A.; Smetanska, I. (2021)

Plants 10, 2089 (10), S. 1-16.
DOI: 10.3390/plants10102089

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Physiological and biochemical bases of biotechnology for obtaining phenolic compounds from plant in vitro cultures

Smetanska, I. (2021)

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Biologically active phenolic compound in fruits

Smetanska, I. (2021)

Quality control of fruit commodities through innovative technologies of cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing 2021.

Physicochemical, antioxidant capacity and color analysis of six honeys from different origin

Smetanska, I.; Alharthi, S.; Selim, K. (2021)

Journal of King Saud University - Science (Elsevier) 33, 101447 (5), S. 1-9.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jksus.2021.101447

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The influence of yeast extract and jasmonic acid on phenolic acids content of in vitro hairy root cultures of Orthosiphon aristatus

Smetanska, I.; Mohammed, D.; Tonkha, O. (2021)

Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences 15, S. 1-8.
DOI: 10.5219/1508

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Recent Advances Toward Development of Plant Cell Culture Process for Sustainable Production of Lignans and Their Health Benefits

Gabr, A.; Mabrock , H.; Sytar , O.; Smetanska, I. (2021)

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021, S. 249-289.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-58271-5_10


Red beet

Ravichandran, K.; Smetanska, I.; Antony, U. (2020)

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables 2020, S. 315-322.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-812780-3.00019-2


Utilization of olive pomace as a source of bioactive compounds in quality improving of toast bread

Selim, K.; Smetanska, I. (2020)

Egyptian Journal of Food Science 48, 3 (1), S. 27-40.
DOI: 10.21608/ejfs.2020.22871.1038

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Biological Evaluation of Golden Delicious Apples Exposure to UV Lights in Rats

Mabrock , H.; Smetanska, I. (2019)

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 22 (12), S. 564-573.
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2019.564.573

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Milchsäurefermentation: zwischen Tradition und Innovation. NOI am Versuchszentrum Laimburg, Italy

Smetanska, I. (2019)

The impact of astaxanthin on global DNA methylation state in irradiated human peripheral blood lymphocytes

Кurinnyi , D.; Smetanska, I.; Rushkovsky , S.; Pilinska , M. (2019)

ConRad 2019 – 23rd ConRad Nuclear Medical Defense Conference, 13-16 Mai, Munich, Germany, S. 63.

Effect of ultraviolet and ultrasonic on potential antidiabetic activity of in vitro shoot cultures of Orthosiphon aristatus

Hunaefi, D.; Smetanska, I.; Juliana, N.; Gruda, N. (2018)

IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science 207, 012008 (1).
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/207/1/012008

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Fresh-cut products: estimation of quality and safety, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)-Forum „Technology of Fresh cut products“, Anuga FoodTec, Kologne

Smetanska, I. (2018)

Prof. Dr. Iryna Smetanska

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

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