Talcott, Stephen individual record
Professor and Associate Department Head

Dr. Talcott's research is focused on phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables, antioxidant stability and assessment, postharvest retention, beverage processing and value-added products. Intake of compounds such as phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, procyanidins, carotenoids, tocopherols and ascorbic acid are suggested to have an inverse association with the risk of certain cancers and diseases. These compounds are investigated as antioxidants, enzyme inhibitors, and bioactive agents and changes in their concentration and activity are investigated following postharvest handling and processing. Current investigations include phytochemical identification, quantification and stability in tropical and subtropical fruits and vegetables including acai, mango, guava, passion fruit, grapes. As well as peanuts, strawberries, bell peppers and food-grade botanicals.

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selected publications
Academic Articles102
  • Barnes, R. C., Kim, H., Mertens-Talcott, S. U., & Talcott, S. T. (2020). Improved recovery of galloyl metabolites from mango (Mangifera indica L.) in human plasma using protein precipitation with sodium dodecyl sulfate and methanol.. Food Res Int. 129, 108812-108812.
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  • Kim, H., Venancio, V. P., Fang, C., Dupont, A. W., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U. (2020). Mango (Mangifera indica L.) polyphenols reduce IL-8, GRO, and GM-SCF plasma levels and increase Lactobacillus species in a pilot study in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.. Nutr Res. 75, 85-94.
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  • Fang, C., Kim, H., Yanagisawa, L., Bennett, W., Sirven, M. A., Alaniz, R. C., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U. (2019). Gallotannins and Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 Mitigate High-Fat Diet-Induced Inflammation and Induce Biomarkers for Thermogenesis in Adipose Tissue in Gnotobiotic Mice.. Mol Nutr Food Res. 63(9), e1800937-1800937.
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  • Sirven, M. A., Negrete, M., & Talcott, S. T. (2019). Tannase improves gallic acid bioaccessibility and maintains the quality of mango juice. International Journal of Food Science & Technology. 54(5), 1523-1529.
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  • Arbizu-Berrocal, S. H., Kim, H., Fang, C., Krenek, K. A., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U. (2019). Polyphenols from mango (Mangifera indica L.) modulate PI3K/AKT/mTOR-associated micro-RNAs and reduce inflammation in non-cancer and induce cell death in breast cancer cells. Journal of Functional Foods. 55, 9-16.
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  • Talcott, S. T., & Krenek, K. A. (2012). Analysis Methods of Ellagitannins. Analysis of Antioxidant‐Rich Phytochemicals. 181-205. Wiley.
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  • Talcott, S. T. (2007). Chemical components of berry fruits. Berry Fruit: Value-Added Products for Health Promotion. 51-72.
Conference Papers12
  • Mertens-Talcott, S. U., Kim, H., Talcott, S. T., & Barnes, R. (2017). Adaptation of Galloyl Derivatives Metabolism and Excretion After 42 Days of Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Consumption. FASEB JOURNAL. 31,
  • Fang, C., Kim, H., Barnes, R., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U. (2017). Daily Mango (Mangifera Indica L.) Consumption for 42 Days Differentially Modulates Metabolism and Inflammation in Lean and Obese Individuals. FASEB JOURNAL. 31,
  • Venancio, V. P., Abrao, L. C., Kim, H., Talcott, S. T., & Mertens-Talcott, S. U. (2016). In vitro antimalarial activity of microbial metabolites from mango tannins (Mangifera indica L.). FASEB JOURNAL. 30,
  • Mertens-Talcott, S. U., Kim, H., Talcott, S. T., & Venancio, V. P. (2016). Mango (Mangifera Indica L.) in the promotion of intestinal regularity and decreases inflammation in human subjects with constipation. FASEB JOURNAL. 30,
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Nutrition & Food Science; 2253 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2253