Johnson, AE, Sidwick, KL, Pirgozliev, VR, Edge, A and Thompson, DF (2020) The Effect of Storage Temperature on the Metabolic Profiles Derived from Chicken Eggs. Food Control, 109. 106930 -106930. ISSN 0956-7135

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Metabonomic profiling, using High Performance Liquid Chromatography Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-Q-ToF-MS), was adopted in this study to uncover differences in the small molecule profiles of egg yolks, between two sets of six eggs that were stored at 5°C and 23°C for five weeks. Choline, a compound that has previously been shown to have potential use as a biomarker of egg age, was observed to have a significantly lower abundance in the yolks of eggs that were stored at 5°C for five weeks compared to eggs stored at 23°C for the same length of time. A follow-up targeted study observed that the previously discovered trend of increasing choline concentration in egg yolk, with increasing egg age, is not repeatable when the eggs are stored at 5°C rather than 23°C. It concluded that, by refrigerating eggs at 5°C, the accurate prediction of egg age using choline as a biomarker can be prevented.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Elsevier at - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metabonomics, Chromatography, Mass spectrometry, Eggs, Fraud, Choline
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 16:45

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