Rickey Y. Yada

Professor, Scientific Director
Department of Food Science
University of Guelph, Canada
E-mail: ryada@uoguelph.ca
Page: http://yadalab.com/?page_id=265

Fields of interest: 

Structure-function relationships of food and non-food related enzymes,

Carbohydrate metabolism in potatoes,

Applications of food-related nanoscale science and technology.


Recent publications:

S Pattorn,  Y Horimoto,  P Hongsprabhas, RY Yada:
Influence of aggregation on the antioxidative capacity of milk peptides.
Int. Dairy J. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idairyj.2011.12.008 (2012)

P Bhaumik, H Xiao, K Hidaka, A Gustchina, Y Kiso,  RY Yada, A Wlodawer:
Structural insights into activation and inhibition of histo-aspartic protease (HAP) from Plasmodium falciparum.
Biochemistry 50 (41): 8862–8879, (2011).

BC Bryksa, P Bhaumik, E Magracheva, DC De Moura, M Kurylowicz, A Zdanov, JR Dutcher, A Wlodawer, RY Yada:
Structure and mechanism of the saposin-like domain of a plant aspartic proteinase. 
J. Biol. Chem. 286: 28265-28275, (2011).

H Chen, RY Yada:
Nanotechnologies in agriculture: new tools for sustainable development. 
Trends Food Sci. Technol. 22: 585-594, (2011).

DR Dee, B Myers, RY Yada:
Dynamics of thermodynamically stable, kinetically trapped and inhibitor-bound states of pepsin. 
Biophys. J. 101(7): 1699-1709, (2011).

R Pinhero, R Pazhekattu, AG Marangoni, Q Liu, RY Yada:
Alleviation of low temperature sweetening in potato by expressing Arabidopsis pyruvate decarboxylase gene and stress-inducible rd29A: A preliminary study. 
Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants. 17 (2): 105-114, (2011).

MA Mazorra-Manzano, T Tanaka, DR Dee, RY Yada:
Structure-function characterization of the recombinant aspartic proteinase A1 from Arabidopsis thaliana
Phytochem. 71: 515-523, (2010).

Books and Chapters:

B Grodzinski, W King, RY Yada (Editors) and Murray Moo-Young (Senior Editor):
Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies.
Comprehensive Biotechnology, Second Edition, volume 4, Elsevier (2011).

L Dube, A Bechara, A Dagher, A Drewnowski, J LeBel, P James, RY Yada (Editors):
Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior. 
Academic Press, Elsevier (2010).

RY Yada (Editor):
Proteins in food processing production and marketing matters. 
Woodhead Publishing Co. (2004).