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Alison Lovegrove

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Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Past Projects
Principal Investigator
  • Development of a process scheme for the production of high value functional products from dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS)
Project Leader
  • Development of a process scheme for the production of high value functional products from dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS)
  • War on Wheat - "WoW"
  • Cereal seed composition and end use quality
  • Mining diversity of cereal (wheat) fibre to improve the nutritional quality of wheat
  • UK Brazil Partnership: Role of BAHD genes in determining cell wall feruloylation and digestibility of grass biomass
  • Production of ferulic acid from wheat bran
  • *Research Exp Student Directors

Effect of suppression of arabinoxylan synthetic genes in wheat endosperm on chain length of arabinoxylan and extract viscosity.2016 Freeman J, Lovegrove A, Wilkinson MD, Saulnier L, Shewry PR, Mitchell RA. Plant Biotechnol J. 14:109-116.

Extractability and characteristics of proteins deriving from wheat DDGS. 2016 Chatzifragkou A, Prabhakumari PC, Kosik O, Lovegrove A, Shewry PR, Charalampopoulos D. Food Chem. 198:12-19.

Biorefinery strategies for upgrading Distillers’ Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) 2015 Chatzifragkou, A., Kosik, O., Prabhakumari, P. C., Lovegrove, A., Frazier, R. A., Shewry, P. R., & Charalampopoulos, D. Process Biochemistry 50  2194-2207.

outpatient clinic survey. 2015  Datema R, Zuidmeer-Jongejan L, Asero R, Barreales L, Belohlavkova S, de Blay F, Bures P, Clausen M, Dubakiene R, Gisiason D,Jedvzejczak-Czechowicz M, Kowalski M,Knulst A, Kramilmarkova T, Le T M, Lovegrove A,Marsh J, Papadopoulas N, Popov T,  del Prado N, Reese G, Reig I, Seneviratne S L,  Sinaniotis A, Versteeg SA, Vieths S, Zwinderman AH, Mills C, Lidholm J,Fernandez-Rivas M, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Fernandez-Rivas M, Ballmer-Weber B,Van Ree R.J. Allergy Clin. Immunology. 136. 382-391.

Biorefinery strategies for upgrading Distillers' Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) Process Biochemistry. 2015 Afroditi Chatzifragkou, Ondrej Kosik, Parvathy Chandran Prabhakumari, Alison Lovegrove, Richard A. Frazier, Peter R. Shewry and Dimitrios Charalampopoulos. Process Biochemistry. 50 2194-2207.

Energy utilisation and growth performance of chickens fed novel wheat inbred lines selected for different pentosan content with and without xylanase supplementation. 2015. V. Pirgozliev, S.P. Rose, T. Pellny, A.M. Amerah, M. Wickramasinghe, M. Ulker, M. Rakszegi, Z. Bedo, P.R. Shewry, A. Lovegrove.  Poultry Science. 94 232-239.

Role of Polysaccharides in Food, Digestion and Health. 2015 A Lovegrove, C. Edwards, I. de Noni, H. Patel, S.N. El, T. Grassby, C. Zielke, M. Ulmius, L. Nilsson,  P.J. Butterworth, P.R Ellis .and P.R. Shewry. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2014.939263.

Effect of Breadmaking Process on In Vitro Gut Microbiota. Parameters in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 2014. Adele Costabile, Sara Santarelli, Sandrine P. Claus, Jeremy Sanderson, Barry N. Hudspith, Jonathan Brostoff, Jane L. Ward, Alison Lovegrove, Peter R. Shewry, Hannah E. Jones, Andrew M. Whitley, Glenn R. Gibson. PLOS ONE. October, Volume 9. Issue 10. e111225.

Exploiting natural variation to improve the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat grain. 2014 Peter R Shewryand Alison Lovegrove. Acta Alimentaria. 43  357–372.

Effect Effect of heat and drough stress on the structure and composition of arabinoxylan and b-glucan in wheat grain. 2014 Marianna Rakszegi, Alison Lovegrove, Krisztina Balla, László Láng, Zoltán Bed, Ottó Veisz, Peter R. Shewry. Carbohydrate Polymers 102 557-565.

Hazelnut allergy in outpatient clinics across twelve European countries (Europrevall study) 2013. Datema R, Zuidmeer-Jongejan L, Garino C, Marsh J, Lovegrove A, Clausen M, Gislason D, Dubakiene R, Reig I, Barreales L, Knulst A, Le T M, Kowalski M, Jedvzejczak-Czechowicz M, Lidholm J, Bures P, Kramilmarkova T, Popov T, Asero R, Seneviratne S L, Belohlavkova S, Sinaniotis N, Papadopoulas N, Purohit A, de Blay F, Vieths S, Fernandez-Rivas M, Hoffmann-Sommergruber K, Van Ree R, Ballmer-Weber B. Allergy 68 112-***.

RNAi suppression of genes in glycosyl transferase families 43 and 47 in wheat starchy endosperm causes large decreases in arabinoxylan content. 2013 Alison Lovegrove, Mark D. Wilkinson, Jackie Freeman, Till K. Pellny, Paola Tosi, Luc Saulnier, Peter R. Shewry, Rowan A.C. Mitchell. Plant Physiology. 2013 163: 95-107

Lunasin in cereal seeds: What is the origin? 2013 Rowan A.C Mitchell, Alison Lovegrove, Peter R Shewry. Journal of Cereal Science. 57 267-324.

Glycosyl transferases in family 61 mediate arabinofuranosyl transfer onto xylan in grasses. 2012 Nadine Anders, Mark D. Wilkinson, Alison Lovegrove, Jacqueline Freeman, Theodora Tryfona, Till K. Pellny, Thilo Weimar, Jennifer C. Mortimer, Katherine Stott, John M. Baker, Michael Defoin-Platel, Peter R. Shewry, Paul Dupree, and Rowan A. C. Mitchell. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences 109 989-993

Cell Walls of Developing Wheat Starchy Endosperm: Comparison of Composition and RNA-Seq Transcriptome. 2012 Till K. Pellny, Alison Lovegrove, Jackie Freeman, Paola Tosi, Christopher G. Love, J. Paul Knox, Peter R. Shewry, and Rowan A.C. Mitchell Plant Physiology 158 612-627

An integrated study of grain development of wheat (cv. Hereward). 2012 Peter R. Shewry, Rowan A.C. Mitchell, Paola Tosi, Yongfang Wan, Claudia Underwood, Alison Lovegrove, Jackie Freeman, Geraldine A. Toole, E.N. Clare Mills, Jane L. Ward. J Cereal Science 56 21-30

Determination of the N-glycosylation Patterns of Seed Proteins: Applications to Determine Authenticity and the Substantial Equivalence of GM Crops 2011 Justin T Marsh, Theodora Tryfona, Stephen J. Powers, Elaine Stephens, Paul Dupree, Peter R. Shewry and Alison Lovegrove. J. Agri. Food Chemistry 2011 59 8779-8788

Abberant protein N-glycosylation impacts upon infection-related growth transitions of the haploid plant-pathogenic fungus Mycosphaerella graminicola.  2011 Motteram J, Lovegrove A, Pirie E, Marsh J, Devonshire J, van de Meene A, Hammond-Kosack K, Rudd JJ. Mol Microbiol.  81: 415-433

Characterization of a Glutenin-Specific Serine Proteinase of Sunn Bug Eurygaster integricepts Put. 2011 Alexander V. Konarev, Frederic Beaudoin, Justin Marsh, Nina A. Vilkova, Ludmila I. Nefedova,Dilek Sivri, Hamit Koksel, Peter R. Shewry,and Alison Lovegrove. J. Agri. Food Chem. 59: 2462–2470

Temporal and spatial changes in cell wall composition in developing grains of wheat cv. Hereward 2010 G. A. Toole • G. Le Gall • I. J. Colquhoun • C. Nemeth L. Saulnier • A. Lovegrove • T. Pellny • M. D. Wilkinson J. Freeman • R. A. C. Mitchell • E. N. C. Mills • P. R. Shewry Planta 232: 677-689

Carbohydrate structural analysis of wheat flour arabinogalactan protein 2010 Theodora Tryfona, Hui-Chung Liang, Toshihisa Kotake, Satoshi Kaneko, Justin Marsh, Hitomi Ichinose, Alison Lovegrove, Yoichi Tsumuraya, Peter R. Shewry, Elaine Stephens, Paul Dupree Carbohydrate Research 345: 2648-2656

Isolation, cloning and characterization of 2S albumin, a new allergen from Hazelnut 2010 Cristiano Garino, Laurian Zuidmeer, Justin Marsh, Alison Lovegrove, Maria Morati, Serge Versteeg, Piet Schilte, Peter Shewry, Marco Arlorio and Ronald van Ree. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.  54: 1257–1265

Storage product synthesis and accumulation in developing grains of wheat. 2009 Peter R Shewry, Claudia Underwood, Yongfang Wan, Alison Lovegrove, Dhan Bhandari, Geraldine Toole, E. N. Clare Mills, Kay Denyer, Rowan A.C. Mitchell. Journal of Cereal Science.50:106-112.

Establishing substantial equivalence:proteomics. 2009 Lovegrove A, Salt L, Shewry, PR. In Methods in Mol.Biol. 478: 273-88

Puroindoline genes and proteins in tetraploid and hexaploid species of Triticum 2009 Mariann Rakszegi, Mark D. Wilkinson, Paola Tosi, Alison Lovegrove, Geza Kovacs, Zoltan Bedo, Peter R. Shewry. Journal of Cereal Science. 50: 106-112

 Serine proteinase inhibitors in seeds of Cycas siamensis and other gymnosperms. 2008 Konarev AV, Lovegrove A, Shewry PR. Phytochemistry 69: 2482-2489

Purification and characterization of a panel of peanut allergens suitable for use in allergy diagnosis. 2008 Marsh J, Rigby N, Wellner K, Reese G, Knulst A, Akkerdaas J, van Ree R, Radauer C, Lovegrove A, Sancho A, Millls C, Vieths S, Hoffmann_Sommergruber K, Shewry PR Mol Nutr Food Res 52 Suppl 2:S272-85

Purification and structural stability of the peach allergens Pru p 1 and Pru p p 3. 2008 Gaier S, Marsh J, Oberhuber C, Rigby NM, Lovegrove A, Allessandri S, Briza P, Radauer C, Zuidmeer L, van Ree R, Hemmer W, Sanch AI, Mills C, Hoffmann_Sommergruber K, Shewry PR. Mol Nutr Food Res. 52 Suppl 2:S220-9

An unusual helix-turn-helix protease inhibitory motif in a novel trypsin inhibitor from seeds of Veronica (Veronica hederifolia L.) 2007 Conner R, Konerev AV, Forsyth J, Lovegrove A, Marsh J, Joseph-Horne T, Shewry P, Brady RL. J. Biol. Chem 282: 27760-8

Promoter analysis and immunolocalisation show that puroindoline gene are exclusively expressed in starchy endosperm cells of wheat grain. 2007 Wiley PR, Tosi P, Evrard A, Lovegrove A, Jones HD, Shewry PR Plant Mol Biol. 2007 64:125-36

Are GM and conventionally bred cereals really different? 2007 Peter R Shewry, Marcela Baudo, Alison Lovegrove, Stephen Powers, Johnathan A. Napier, Jane L. Ward, John M. Baker and Michael H. Beale. Trends in Food Science and Technology 18 201-209

A metabolomic study of substantial equivalence of field-grown genetically modified wheat. 2006 Baker JM, Hawkings, ND, ward, JL, Lovegrove A, Napier, JA, Shewry, PR, Beale, MH. Plant Biotech J. 4 381-392

Gibberellin and abscissic acid signaling in aleurone.2000 Lovegrove A, Hooley R. Trends in Plant Science 5: 102-110

Gibberellin-photoaffinity labeling of two polypeptides in plant plasma membranes. 1998 Lovegrove, A, Barratt, DHP, Beale, MH, Hooley R. Plant Journal 15: 311-320

Heterotrimeric G proteins are implicated in gibberellin induction of alpha-amylase gene expression in wild oat aleurone. 1998 Jones, HD, Smith SJ, Desikan, R, Plakidou-Dymock, S Lovegrove, A, Hooley R. Plant Cell 10:245-253