Unit Description

The Nutrition Research Unit is an integral part of the Center for Research and Development in Health Sciences (CIDICS) of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León.

The main objectives of this Nutrition Research Unit are:

1. To conduct quality technological and scientific research in topics related to
Health and Nutrition.
2. To develop and promote scientific knowledge aimed to the pursuit of
solutions to problems related to Health and Nutrition.
3. The management of innovative research results to the development of new
products and services.

 Our development and appliance of knowledge areas are:

Unit Chief

PhD. Ana Laura Isabel de la Garza
E-mail: ana.dlgarzah@uanl.mx
Phone Number: +52(81) 1340 4370 ext. 1838 / 1834

Main Services:

1. Quantification and detection of compounds or molecules present in foods by
HPLC.
2. Identification of functional food groups by infrared spectrophotometry with
Fourier transform.
3. Biological evaluation of functional foods.
4. Evaluation of physiological mechanisms, metabolic food and their properties
through various in vitro techniques, ex vivo and in vivo.
5. Biochemical and nutrigenomic biomarkers identification.
6. Anthropometric and corporal composition evaluation.
7. Nutritional strategies research for weight control and obesity prevention.
8. Nutritional intervention program design.

Educational:

  • Master’s in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health and Nutrition School,
    UANL.
  • Specialty in Clinical Nutrition, Public Health and Nutrition School,
    UANL.
  • Research summers PROVERICYT.
  • Research summers in the Mexican Sciences Academy.

Linkage:

  • Genomics Unit, CIDICS.
  • Neurosciences Unit, CIDICS.
  • Biological Models Unit, CIDICS.
  • Navarra University, Nutrition and Pharmacy School, Nutrition and Physiology Sciences Department, Navarra, Spain.
  • University of Chile, Medicine School, Nutrition Department,
    Santiago, Chile.

Instruments:

  • Bone Densitometry DEXA System
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) attached to a diode array and fluorescence detector
  • Infrared Spectrophotometer with Fourier transform
  • UV-visible Spectrophotometer
  • Multiskan plate reader
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Orbital shaker
  • Potentiometer
  • Plating baths

PhD. Ana Laura Isabel de la Garza Hernández
Scopus ID: 57195297780
Researcher

PhD. Aurora de Jesús Garza Juárez
Researcher
aurora.garzaj@uanl.mx

PhD. María de Jesús Ibarra Salas
Researcher

13404890, ext. 3050
maria.ibarras@uanl.mx

PhD. Erik Ramírez López
Investigador 13404890, ext. 3079
erik.ramirezl@uanl.mx

Dr. Marcelo Hernández Salazar
Researcher

13404890, ext. 1914
marcelo.hernandezs@uanl.mx

PhD. Heriberto Castro García
Researcher

13404890, ext. 3089
heriberto.castrog@uanl.mx

QCB. Gladys Eunice Garza Marroquin
Nutrition Research Unit Auxiliary
13404370, ext. 1834
gladysgarzam@gmail.com

Publications sent for reviewing

2018 – Anti-obesity effects of kaempferol by inhibiting adipogenesis and increases lipolysis in 3T3-L1 cells.

Torres-Villarreal D, Castro H, Camacho A, Ortiz-Lopez R, de la Garza AL

Journal of Phisiology and Biochemistry JPBY-D-17-00228R1

 

Recent publications

 2017 – Quercetin-3-O-glucoside improves glucose tolerance in rats and decreases intestinal sugar uptake in Caco-2 cells

Torres-Villarreal D, Camacho A, Milagro FI, Ortíz-López R, de la Garza AL

Natural Product Communications. 2017 Sep; 12(11): 1709-1712.

 

2017 – Nutraceutical properties of bioactive peptides in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L).

Heredia-Rodríguez L, de la Garza AL, Garza-Juarez AJ, Vazquez-Rodriguez JA

Journal of Food Nutrition and Dietetics. 2(1):111.

 

2017 – Glycemic index and glycemic load in the fruit of the plant species Opuntia ficus-indica.

Ibarra Salas MJ, Novelo Huerta HI, De León Salas, MA, Mata Obregón MC, Garza Juárez AJ.

Gaceta Medica de Mexico 153(4), pp.475-481.

 

2016 – Effect of dietary interventions in the gene expression involved in molecular mechanisms of obesity: evidence-based translational research from clinical trials.

Paipilla AF, Trevino-deAlba C, Cruz-Sanchez JJ, Castro H, Poveda-Espinosa E, Camacho A, de la Garza AL

ECNutrition 5.6 (2016): 1255-1265

 

2016 – Standardization and Glycemic Index of a Traditional Oax (Avena sativa) Beverage

Mendez-Lopez LF, Meléndez-Coral M, Cerda-Flores RM, de la Garza AL, Ramírez-López E, Ibarra-Salas MJ, Garza-Juárez AJ

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, Vol.4, No.6, 388-393.  Doi:10.12691/jfnr-4-6-7

Services

Main Services:

1. Quantification and detection of compounds or molecules present in foods by
HPLC.
2. Identification of functional food groups by infrared spectrophotometry with
Fourier transform.
3. Biological evaluation of functional foods.
4. Evaluation of physiological mechanisms, metabolic food and their properties
through various in vitro techniques, ex vivo and in vivo.
5. Biochemical and nutrigenomic biomarkers identification.
6. Anthropometric and corporal composition evaluation.
7. Nutritional strategies research for weight control and obesity prevention.
8. Nutritional intervention program design.

Programs

Educational:

  • Master’s in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health and Nutrition School,
    UANL.
  • Specialty in Clinical Nutrition, Public Health and Nutrition School,
    UANL.
  • Research summers PROVERICYT.
  • Research summers in the Mexican Sciences Academy.

Linkage:

  • Genomics Unit, CIDICS.
  • Neurosciences Unit, CIDICS.
  • Biological Models Unit, CIDICS.
  • Navarra University, Nutrition and Pharmacy School, Nutrition and Physiology Sciences Department, Navarra, Spain.
  • University of Chile, Medicine School, Nutrition Department,
    Santiago, Chile.
Infrastructure

Instruments:

  • Bone Densitometry DEXA System
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) attached to a diode array and fluorescence detector
  • Infrared Spectrophotometer with Fourier transform
  • UV-visible Spectrophotometer
  • Multiskan plate reader
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Orbital shaker
  • Potentiometer
  • Plating baths
Unit Personnel

PhD. Ana Laura Isabel de la Garza Hernández
Scopus ID: 57195297780
Researcher

PhD. Aurora de Jesús Garza Juárez
Researcher
aurora.garzaj@uanl.mx

PhD. María de Jesús Ibarra Salas
Researcher

13404890, ext. 3050
maria.ibarras@uanl.mx

PhD. Erik Ramírez López
Investigador 13404890, ext. 3079
erik.ramirezl@uanl.mx

Dr. Marcelo Hernández Salazar
Researcher

13404890, ext. 1914
marcelo.hernandezs@uanl.mx

PhD. Heriberto Castro García
Researcher

13404890, ext. 3089
heriberto.castrog@uanl.mx

QCB. Gladys Eunice Garza Marroquin
Nutrition Research Unit Auxiliary
13404370, ext. 1834
gladysgarzam@gmail.com

Publishing

Publications sent for reviewing

2018 – Anti-obesity effects of kaempferol by inhibiting adipogenesis and increases lipolysis in 3T3-L1 cells.

Torres-Villarreal D, Castro H, Camacho A, Ortiz-Lopez R, de la Garza AL

Journal of Phisiology and Biochemistry JPBY-D-17-00228R1

 

Recent publications

 2017 – Quercetin-3-O-glucoside improves glucose tolerance in rats and decreases intestinal sugar uptake in Caco-2 cells

Torres-Villarreal D, Camacho A, Milagro FI, Ortíz-López R, de la Garza AL

Natural Product Communications. 2017 Sep; 12(11): 1709-1712.

 

2017 – Nutraceutical properties of bioactive peptides in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L).

Heredia-Rodríguez L, de la Garza AL, Garza-Juarez AJ, Vazquez-Rodriguez JA

Journal of Food Nutrition and Dietetics. 2(1):111.

 

2017 – Glycemic index and glycemic load in the fruit of the plant species Opuntia ficus-indica.

Ibarra Salas MJ, Novelo Huerta HI, De León Salas, MA, Mata Obregón MC, Garza Juárez AJ.

Gaceta Medica de Mexico 153(4), pp.475-481.

 

2016 – Effect of dietary interventions in the gene expression involved in molecular mechanisms of obesity: evidence-based translational research from clinical trials.

Paipilla AF, Trevino-deAlba C, Cruz-Sanchez JJ, Castro H, Poveda-Espinosa E, Camacho A, de la Garza AL

ECNutrition 5.6 (2016): 1255-1265

 

2016 – Standardization and Glycemic Index of a Traditional Oax (Avena sativa) Beverage

Mendez-Lopez LF, Meléndez-Coral M, Cerda-Flores RM, de la Garza AL, Ramírez-López E, Ibarra-Salas MJ, Garza-Juárez AJ

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2016, Vol.4, No.6, 388-393.  Doi:10.12691/jfnr-4-6-7