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The characteristics of biomass air-steam gasification in a fluidized bed are studied in this paper. A series of experiments have been performed to investigate the effects of reactor temperature, steam to biomass ratio (S/B), equivalence ratio (ER) and biomass particle size on gas composition, gas yield, steam decomposition, low heating value (LHV) and(More)
Study of the inorganic chlorides in municipal solid waste (MSW) shows that the main source of inorganic chlorides in MSW is food. The main organic source of HCl emission from MSW is plastic. But wood, textiles, and food also produce a large amount of HCl when they are combusted. Each combustible shows a different HCl releasing temperature range. At 973 K,(More)
The effect of ginseng saponins isolated from red ginseng (a steamed and dried root of Panax ginseng) has been studied in a cyclophosphamide (CPM)-induced hyperlipidemia model in fasted rabbits. In this model, chylomicrons and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) accumulation was known to occur as a result of reduction in lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity in(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) includes obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and dysglycemia. Subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) exhibit features of MetS. The etiology of MetS is complex, involving both environmental and genetic factors. In this study, we examined the role of specific candidate genetic variants on the severity of MetS in T2D(More)
The effect of Ogi-Keishi-Gomotsu-To-Ka-Kojin (OKGK), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine (Kampo medicine), on cholesterol metabolism was studied in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Intake of OKGK at doses of 1.38 g/kg for 4 weeks significantly reduced total cholesterol levels in the serum and liver of hypercholesterolemia rats fed a cholesterol-enriched diet.(More)
The effect of Ogi-Keishi-Gomotsu-To-Ka-Kojin (OKGK), a Japanese traditional herbal medicine (Kampo medicine), has been studied in a cyclophosphamide (CPM)-induced hyperlipidemia model in fasted rabbits. In this model, the accumulation of chylomicrons and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) was known to occur as a result of a reduction in lipoprotein lipase(More)
The antihyperlipidemic action of Ogi-Keishi-Gomotsu-To-Ka-Kojin (OKGK) was examined in rats with experimentally-induced hyperlipidemia. Oral administration of OKGK at 0.69 or 1.38 g/kg/day significantly reduced the increase of serum triglycerides (TG) and phospholipids (PL). OKGK given as a nutritional supplement (1.25%) in the diet significantly suppressed(More)
Ogi-Keishi-Gomotsu-To-Ka-Kojin (OKGK) is a traditional herbal medicine (Kampo medicine) which has been found to ameliorate hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia in rats and rabbits. In the present study, the effect of OKGK on acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) was studied in order to elucidate the mechanism of its antihypercholesterolemic(More)
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