Kelvin Kim Tha Goh

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The protein-bound polysaccharides of Coriolus versicolor (CPS) have been reported to stimulate overall immune functions against cancers and various infectious diseases by activating specific cell functions. A New Zealand isolate (Wr-74) and a patented strain (ATCC-20545) of C. versicolor were compared in this study. The fruit bodies of both strains were(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of varying the rheological properties of perfusate on the volume and muscular activity of the various compartments of the rat stomach. Image analysis was used to quantify the activity of the ex vivo stomach preparations when perfused according to a ramp profile. The area of the fundus increased to a greater(More)
Mamaku gum is a polysaccharide extracted from the fronds of the black tree fern found in New Zealand. The cooked pith has traditionally been used for various medicinal purposes and as a food source by the Maori people of New Zealand. It has potential applications as a thickener in the food industry and as a palliative for patients with dysphagia. Studies on(More)
A water-soluble extract was obtained from the fronds of a New Zealand native black tree fern (Cyathea medullaris or Mamaku in Māori). The extract exhibited complex rheological behavior. Newtonian, shear-thinning, shear-thickening, thixotropic, antithixotropic, and viscoelastic behaviors were observed depending on polymer concentration, shear rate, and shear(More)
A method was developed for the isolation and purification of exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus NCFB 2483 that can be adapted for industrial-scale operation. Hydrolyzed milk medium, which was ultrafiltered to remove molecular species larger than 2.5×105 Da, was found to be a suitable growth medium for the(More)
Polysaccharides isolated from flaxseed meals using ethanol consisted of a soluble ( approximately 7.5% w/w) and an insoluble fraction (2% w/w). The soluble fraction was dialyzed in various salt concentrations and characterized using viscometry and light scattering techniques. Observations using a size-exclusion column coupled to a multiangle laser light(More)
The effects of Celluclast 1.5L concentration on the physicochemical characterization of gold kiwifruit pectin was evaluated. Varying the enzyme concentration affected the pectin yield and pectin physicochemical properties. The viscosity of extracted pectin was largely dependent on the enzyme concentration. Celluclast 1.5L with medium concentration exhibited(More)
The polysaccharide gel layer surrounding hydrated chia seeds was extracted using water and isolated by ethanol precipitation. The freeze-dried sample consisted of ∼95% non-starch polysaccharides (35% w/w neutral soluble fraction and 65% w/w negatively charged insoluble fraction). The soluble polysaccharide fraction has molar mass, root-mean square radius(More)
The rheological properties and molecular parameters of a purified exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by a ropy strain of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus NCFB 2483 were investigated. Using capillary viscometry, an intrinsic viscosity of 2,013 mL/g was obtained. The flow curves were fitted by both the Carreau and the Cross equations for(More)
Gold kiwifruit pomace extracted using citric acid, water and enzyme (Celluclast 1.5L) were studied in terms of pectin yield, protein, ash, non-starch polysaccharide, galacturonic acid (GalA), neutral sugar composition, molar mass (Mw), viscosity and degree of branching. Water-extracted pectin was considered closest to its native form. Enzyme extracted(More)