Guo-Jane Tsai

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UNLABELLED The proximate composition of seagrape (Caulerpa lentillifera) from culture ponds in Penghu, Taiwan was analyzed. The phenolic content and the antioxidant activities including the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazil (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, ferric ion-reducing activity, hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity, and ferrous ion chelating (FIC)(More)
A water-soluble chitosan hydrolysate with high activity against Escherichia coli was obtained during cellulase digestion of chitosan for 18 h. This 18-h hydrolysate is composed of low-molecular-weight chitosan (LMWC), with a molecular weight of 12.0 kDa, and chitooligosaccharides, which are composed of sugars with a degree of polymerization of 1 to 8. LMWC(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Porphyra dentata, a red edible seaweed, has long been used worldwide in folk medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as hypersensitivity, lymphadenitis, bronchitis. AIMS OF STUDY To clarify the anti-inflammatory role of Porphyra dentata crude extract and its identified phenolic compounds by investigating(More)
Porphyra dentata, an edible red macroalgae, is used as a folk medicine in Asia. This study evaluated in vitro and in vivo the protective effect of a sterol fraction from P. dentata against breast cancer linked to tumor-induced myeloid derived-suppressor cells (MDSCs). A sterol fraction containing cholesterol, β -sitosterol, and campesterol was prepared by(More)
Interactive effects of microbial transglutaminase (MTGase) and recombinant cystatin on the mackerel and hairtail water soluble protein (WSP), salt soluble protein (SSP), and muscle protein (MP) were investigated. According to sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and enzymic activity analyses, cross-linking of mackerel and hairtail(More)
Shrimp chitosan with 95% deacetylation and low-molecular-weight chitosan (LMWC) isolated from chitosan hydrolysate were investigated for their effects on the growth of Bacillus cereus and for use in the preservation of cooked rice. Four strains of Bacillus cereus were used: standard strain BCRC 10603 and three isolates (nos. 1 through 3) from cooked rice.(More)
In this study, self-assembled tea catechin/gelatin nanoparticles were prepared by directly mixing the catechins and gelatin solutions. The mean particle sizes were almost less than 200 nm, and the zeta potential values were negatively charged. FT-IR spectral analysis indicated that hydrogen bonding between aliphatic and aromatic hydroxyl groups,(More)
A yeast strain of Saccharomyces pastorianus no. 54 with hypoglycemic activity was isolated from soils of a winery. The aims of this study were first to investigate the effects of the cultivation conditions on proliferation and hypoglycemic activity of this yeast using the assay model of the differentiated 3T3-L1 adipocytes, and then, to confirm in vivo the(More)
The fermented marine alga Porphyra dentata suspension was tested for its fibrinolytic and immune-enhancing activities. An isolated Bacillus subtilis N2 strain was selected for its fibrinolytic activity on fibrin plates. After investigating the effects of biomass amounts of P. dentata powder in water, various additives including sugars, nitrogen-containing(More)
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