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Tannins and human health: a review.
TLDR
The aim of this review is to summarize and analyze the vast and sometimes conflicting literature on tannins and to provide as accurately as possible the needed information for assessment of the overall effects of tannin effects on human health.
Degradation azo dyes by environmental microorganisms and helminths
TLDR
The degradation of azo dyes by environmental microorganisms, fungi, and helminths is reviewed and a possible degradation pathway for the mineralized azo dye is proposed and future research needs are discussed.
Azo dyes and human health: A review
  • K. Chung
  • Chemistry, Biology
    Journal of environmental science and health. Part…
  • 16 September 2016
TLDR
It is discovered that the antimicrobial effect of red azo dye Prontosil was caused by the reductively cleaved (azo reduction) product sulfanilamide, and the significance of azo reduction is revealed.
Effects of nisin on growth of bacteria attached to meat
TLDR
It is disclosed that nisin delays the growth of some gram-positive bacteria attached to meat, however, nisin alone may not be sufficient to prevent meat spoilage because of the presence of gram-negative and other nisin-resistant gram- positive bacteria.
Mutagenicity studies of benzidine and its analogs: structure-activity relationships.
TLDR
Physicochemical parameters of these compounds including oxidation potentials, the energy difference between the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital and the highest occupied molecular orbital, ionization potentialS, dipole moment, relative partition coefficient, and basicity did not correlate with their bacterial mutagenic activities.
Effects of various plant polyphenols on bladder carcinogen benzidine-induced mutagenicity.
  • P. Makena, K. Chung
  • Biology
    Food and chemical toxicology : an international…
  • 1 October 2007
Possible roles of excess tryptophan metabolites in cancer
TLDR
It could be concluded that tryptophan metabolites play a complementary role in promoting carcinogenesis along with carcinogens like aflatoxin, CCl4,2‐acetylaminofluorene, 4‐aminobiphenyl, 2‐naphthylamine, or N‐[4‐(5‐nitro‐2‐furyl)−2‐thiazolyl] formamide.
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