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L-Asparaginase was extracted from Candida utilis cells using various reducing agents, 2-mercaptoethanol, dithiothreitol, or cysteine. The extraction of the enzyme depended upon the kind and concentration of reducing agents, temperature, time of incubation, and pH of buffer used. The enzyme was typically extracted by incubating the cells at 50 degrees C for(More)
Bamboo salt, a Korean folk medicine, is prepared with solar salt (sea salt) and baked several times at high temperatures in a bamboo case. In this study, we compared the preventive effects of bamboo salt and purified and solar salts on hepatic damage induced by carbon tetrachloride in Sprague-Dawley rats. Compared with purified and solar salts, bamboo salts(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES This study was performed to investigate the in vitro antioxidant and cytoprotective effects of fermented sesame sauce (FSeS) against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative damage in renal proximal tubule LLC-PK1 cells. MATERIALS/METHODS 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), hydroxyl radical ((•)OH), and H2O2 scavenging assay was(More)
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