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BACKGROUND: Traditional kombucha tea (TKT) is produced by mixed tea fungus. We previously proposed Gluconacetobacter sp. A4 as the key functional strain in kombucha culture, because it had strong… (More)
Abstract.The root of Platycodon grandiflorum (Jacq.) A. DC has been reported to have a wide range of health benefits in oriental food. This study examined the hypoglycemic effects of Platycodon… (More)
Prunella vulgaris L. (Labiatae) has been reported to have a wide range of health benefits in oriental medicine. This study for the first time is to examine the antihyperglycemic effects of P.… (More)
Dietary proanthocyanidins (PACs) as health-protective agents have become an important area of human nutrition research because of their potent bioactivities. We investigated the retinoprotective… (More)
Quercetin is a major polyphenols in fruits and vegetables and a potential nutritional supplement for preventing retinal degeneration. The protective effects of quercetin against retinal photooxidat...
Backgrounds: Morus alba L. (mulberry leaf) is frequently used for therapeutic purposes in China. This study investigated the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of a reported antidiabetic herbal… (More)
Phenolic acids are naturally occurring compounds with meritorious physiological activities. The purpose of this study was to compare the ameliorative effects of six common phenolic acids on… (More)
A novel fibrinolytic enzyme subtilisin FS33, which exhibits much higher activity for decomposing fibrin than urokinase, was purified from Douchi, a traditional soybean-fermented food in China. In… (More)