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The effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on color and lipid oxidation of beef patties were investigated. Ground beef was divided into three batches. The control patties were prepared with 90% lean meat and 10% tallow. The second treatment consisted of 90% lean meat with 9.5% tallow+0.5% CLA sources. The third treatment consisted of 90% lean meat with(More)
Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) irradiation has been known to generate oxidative stress by increasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) in skin cells. Several naturally occurring antioxidant compounds isolated from marine algae are believed to protect against ROS. In this study, we assessed the antioxidative effect of eckstolonol isolated from Ecklonia cava against(More)
To improve the expression level of recombinant Drosophila melanogaster AChE (R-DmAChE) in Pichia pastoris, the cDNA of DmAChE was first optimized and synthesized based on the preferred codon usage of P. pastoris. The synthesized AChE cDNA without glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) signal peptide sequence was then ligated to the P. pastoris expression(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of 5-bromo-2-hydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (BHMB) on inflammatory responses to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in RAW 264.7 cells and the associated mechanism of action. BHMB concentration-dependently suppressed protein and mRNA expressions of iNOS and COX-2, thereby inhibiting the production of NO and(More)
Inflammation is complex process involving a variety of immune cells that defend the body from harmful stimuli. However, pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammatory mediators can also exacerbate diseases such as cancer. The aim of this study was to identify a natural effective remedy for inflammation. We isolated a functional algal chromene compound from(More)
In this study, we isolated xylan-degrading bacteria from a coastal lagoon of Micronesia and identified the bacteria as Marinobacterium stanieri S30. GSFLX 454 pyrosequencing and sequence analysis of the M. stanieri S30 genome generated 4,007 predicted open reading frames (ORFs) that could be candidate genes for producing enzymes with different catalytic(More)
We isolated a xylan-degrading bacterium from seawater of Micronesia and identified it as Oceanicola sp. strain S124. We sequenced the Oceanicola sp. S124 genome using GSFLX 454 pyrosequencing and predicted 4,433 open reading frames (ORFs) including putative saccharification and phage-related genes.
Tuberatolide B (TTB, C27H34O₄) is a diastereomeric meroterpenoid isolated from the Korean marine algae Sargassum macrocarpum. However, the anticancer effects of TTB remain unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that TTB inhibits tumor growth in breast, lung, colon, prostate, and cervical cancer cells. To examine the mechanism by which TTB suppresses cell(More)
A strain designated as S85T was isolated from a seaweed collected from coastal area of Chuuk State in Micronesia. The strain was gram-negative, rod-shaped, and non-motile and formed yellow colonies on the SWY agar (0.2 % yeast extract and 1.5 % agar in seawater) and Marine agar 2216. The strain grew at pH 5–9 (optimum, pH 8), at 15–40 °C (optimum, 25–28(More)
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