Learn More
Ten samples with different deamidation rates were prepared from commercially available maize zein by heat treating with 0.05 n HCl in 70% ethanol, and were examined for their antioxidative activity in simply mixed protein-fatty acid (10:1) model systems at moderate humidity. A regression line with a correlation coefficient of r = - 0.946 was obtained, when(More)
An infusible emulsion of docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester (DHA-EE) was prepared. One hundred milliliters of the emulsion contained 10 g DHA-EE (90% pure). Three milliliters of the emulsion was infused into tail veins of 22 Wistar rats weighing approximately 300 g. They were killed 1, 6, and 24 h and 3 and 7 d after the infusion, and fatty acid composition(More)
Leukotriene (LT) B4 is a major chemical activator of PMN. Inhibitory effects of oral administration of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on LTB4 synthesis by PMN are known. We intravenously infused tridocosahexaenoyl-glycerol (DHA-TG) emulsion into rabbits in three different doses, namely 0.8, 0.4, or 0.2 g DHA/kg, and investigated the changes in LTB4/5 production(More)
This paper describes the glycosylation sites of kappa-casein component P-5 from bovine mature milk. A short glycopeptide was prepared from kappa-casein component P-5 containing two carbohydrate chains by pronase P digestion, followed by gel filtration and ion exchange chromatographies. The glycopeptide obtained corresponded to residues 128-141(More)
The amino acid sequence of a Bowman-Birk type proteinase inhibitor (FBI) from seeds of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) was determined by analysis of peptide fragments generated by reduction and S-carboxymethylation of enzymatically modified inhibitors, which were obtained from native FBI by limited proteolysis with TPCK-trypsin or TLCK-chymotrypsin at pH 3.5. The(More)
An alpha-amylase inhibitor prepared from cranberry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) was examined for its in vivo action on pancreatic alpha-amylase in rat small intestine. For this purpose, postprandial changes not only in intraluminal alpha-amylase activity but also in plasma glucose and insulin concentrations were measured at various times after administration(More)
An emulsion of fish oil was manufactured to contain 10 g of fish oil/100 mL. Of this, 3 g were eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1 g was docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). We administered 100 mL of the emulsion into six rabbits intravenously on days 1, 4, 7, 10, and 13. Blood samples were taken on days 0 and 16. The EPA content in phospholipids of plasma, platelets,(More)
Using 90%-pure free eicosapentaenoic acid, we synthesized 1,2,3-trieicosapentaenoyl-glycerol (EPA-TG) and manufactured an emulsion of EPA-TG with purified phosphatidylcholine from krill as an emulsifier. After two intravenous injections of the EPA-TG emulsion into rabbits, the EPA content in plasma and platelet phospholipids increased markedly. ADP- and(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of a double-headed trypsin inhibitor (RBTI) from rice bran was determined by a combination of limited proteolysis of the native inhibitor with Streptomyces griseus trypsin at pH 3 and conventional methods. RBTI consists of 133 amino acid residues including 18 half-cystine residues which are involved in 9 disulfide bridges in(More)