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Schäfer, J.; Sattler, M.; Iqbal, Y.; Lewandowski, I.; Bunzel, M.; Characterization of Miscanthus cell wall polymers. GCB Bioenergy, 2019, 11, 191-205.
Martins-Gomes, C.; Taghouti, M.; Schäfer, J.: Bunzel, M.; Silva, A.M.; Nunes, F.M.; Chemical characterization and bioactive properties of decoctions and hydroethanolic extracts of Thymus carnosus Boiss. J. Funct. Foods, 2018, 43, 154-164.
Wefers, D.; Flörchinger, R.; Bunzel, M. Detailed structural characterization of arabinans and galactans of 14 apple cultivars before and after cold storage. Front. Plant Sci. 2018, 9, 1451.
Taghouti, M.; Martins-Gomes, C.; Schäfer, J.; Felix, L.M.; Santos, J.A.; Bunzel, M.; Nunes, F.M.; Silva, A.M.; Thymus pulegioides L. as a rich source of antioxidant, anti-proliferative and neuroprotective phenolic compounds. Food Funct. 2018, 9, 3617-3629.
Prechtl, R. M.; Wefers, D.*; Jakob, F.*; Vogel, R. F. Structural characterization of the surface‑associated heteropolysaccharide of Lactobacillus plantarum TMW 1.1478 and genetic analysis of its putative biosynthesis cluster. Carbohydr. Polym. 2018, 202, 236-245.
Wefers, D.; Bindereif, B.; Karbstein, H. P.; van der Schaaf, U. S. Whey protein-pectin conjugates: Linking the improved emulsifying properties to molecular and physico-chemical characteristics. Food Hydrocolloids 2018, 85, 257-266. 
Xu, D.; Fels, L.; Wefers, D.; Behr, J.; Jakob, F.*; Vogel, R. F. Lactobacillus hordei dextrans induce Saccharomyces cerevisiae aggregation and network formation on hydrophilic surfaces. Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 2018, 115, 236-242.
Prechtl, R. M., Wefers, D., Jakob, F.*, Vogel, R. F. Cold and salt stress modulate amount, molecular and macromolecular structure of a Lactobacillus sakei dextran. Food Hydrocolloids 2018, 82, 73-81.
Fels, L.; Jakob, F.; Vogel, R. F.; Wefers, D.* Structural characterization of the exopolysaccharides from water kefir. Carbohydr. Polym. 2018, 189, 296-303.
Brandt, J.U.; Jakob, F.*; Wefers, D.; Bunzel, M.; Vogel, R.F. Characterization of an acetan-like heteropolysaccharide produced by Kozakia baliensis NBRC 16680. Int. J. Biol. Macromolec. 2018, 106, 248-257.
Fraunhofer, M.E.; Geissler, A.J.; Wefers, D.; Bunzel, M.; Jakob, F.*; Vogel, R.F. Characterization of β-glucan formation by Lactobacillus brevis TMW1.2112 isolated from slimy spoiled beer. Int. J. Biol. Macromolec. 2018, 107, 874-881.
Reichardt, N.; Vollmer, M.; Holtrop, G.; Farquharson, F.; Wefers, D.; Bunzel, M.; Duncan, S.H.; Drew, J.E.; Williams, L.; Milligan, G.; Preston, T.; Morrison, D.; Flint, H.J.; Louis, P.* Specific substrate-driven changes in human faecal microbiota composition contrast with functional redundancy in short-chain fatty acid production. ISME J. 2018, 12, 610-622.
Schäfer, J.; Bunzel, M.* Maturation related modifications of cell wall structures of kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea var. gongylodes). Eur. Food Res. Technol. 2017, 244, 893-902.
Dhakarey, R.; Raorane, M.L.; Treumann, T.; Peethambaran, P.K.; Schendel, R.R.; Sahi, V.P.; Hause, B.; Bunzel, M.; Henry, A.; Kohli, A.; Riemann, M.* Functional and molecular analysis of the rice mutant cpm2 suggests a negative regulatory role of jasmonic acid in drought tolerance. Front. Plant Sci. 2017, 8, 1903 (17 pages).
Wefers, D.*; Dong, J.; Abdel-Hamid, A.M.; Müller Paul, H.; Pereira, G.V.; Han, Y.; Dodd, D.; Baskaran, R.; Mayer, B.; Mackie, R.I.; Cann, I.* Enzymatic mechanism for arabinan degradation and transport in the thermophilic bacterium Caldanaerobius polysaccharolyticus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2017, 83, e00794-17.
Wefers, D.; Cavalcante, J.J.V.; Schendel, R.R.; Deveryshetty, J.; Wang, K.; Wawrzak, Z.; Mackie, R.I.; Koropatkin, N.M.; Cann, I.* Biochemical and structural analyses of two cryptic esterases in Bacteroides intestinalis and their synergistic activities with cognate xylanases. J. Mol. Biol. 2017, 429, 16, 2509-2527.
Beer, F.; Urbat, F.; Steck J.; Huch, M.; Bunzel, D.*; Bunzel, M.; Kulling, S.E. Metabolism of food-borne heterocyclic aromatic amines by Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 20016. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2017, 65, 6797-6811 .
Schäfer, J.; Trierweiler, B.; Bunzel, M.* Maturation-related changes of carrot lignins. J. Sci. Food Agric. 2017, 98, 3, 1016-1023.
Leiter, A.*; Mailänder, J.; Wefers, D.; Bunzel, M.; Gaukel, V. Influence of acid hydrolysis and dialysis of κ-carrageenan on its ice recrystallization inhibition activity. J. Food Eng. 2017, 209, 26-35.
Dilokpimol, A.; Mäkelä, M.R.; Mansouri, S.; Belova, O.; Waterstraat, M.; Bunzel, M.; de Vries, R.P.; Hilden, K.* Expanding the feruloyl esterase gene family of Aspergillus niger by characterization of a feruloyl esterase, FaeC. New Biotechnol. 2017, 37, 200-209.
Mack, C; Wefers, D.; Schuster, P.; Weinert, C.H.*; Egert, B.; Bliedung, S.; Trierweiler, B.; Muhle-Goll, C.; Bunzel, M.; Luy, B.; Kulling, S.E.;  Untargeted multi-platform analysis of the metabolome and the non-starch polysaccharides of kiwifruits during postharvest ripening. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 2017, 125, 65-76.
Grossmann, L.; Wefers, D.; Bunzel, M.; Weiss, J.; Zeeb, B.* Accessibility of transglutaminase to induce protein crosslinking in complex food matrices - Influence of network structure. LWT - Food. Sci. Technol. 2017, 75, 271-278.
Schäfer, J.; Stanojlovic, L.; Trierweiler, B.; Bunzel, M.* Storage related changes of cell wall based dietary fiber components of broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) stems. Food Res. Int. 2017, 93, 43-51.
Ackermann, S.; Dolsophon, K.; Monakhova, Y.B.; Steliopoulos, P.; Kuballa, T.; Reusch, H.; Thongpanchang, T.; Bunzel, M.; Lachenmeier, D.W.* Automated multicomponent analysis of soft drinks using 1D ¹H and 2D ¹H-¹H J-resolved NMR spectroscopy. Food Anal. Method. 2017, 10, 827-836.