Inflammation is part of self-limiting non-specific immune response, which occurs during bodily injury. In some disorders the inflammatory process becomes continuous, leading to the development of chronic inflammatory diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer etc. Several Indian tribes used the bark of Odina wodier (OWB) for treating… (More)
The main objective of this study was to obtain chitin in pure form from a new crustacean waste material for industrial applications. Black tiger shrimp shell wastes are a rich source of protein and valuable bioactive carbohydrate polymers such as chitin. After removal of carot-enoid, Black tiger shrimp shell wastes (BTSHWs) were treated with chemicals and… (More)
In the current study, one thermostable endoglucanase was purified from Penicillium notatum NCIM NO-923 through mixed solid state fermentation of waste cabbage and bagasse. The molecular weight of the purified enzyme was 55kDa as determined by SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The enzyme had low activation energy (Ea) of 36.39KJ mol(-1) for… (More)
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High-altitude (HA) visitors like pilgrims, trackers, scientists and military personnel face a group of nonspecific gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms during acclimatization to hypobaric hypoxia. In order to investigate the alteration of indigenous gastrointestinal microbiota in the development of such GI symptoms, an experiment was conducted for the enumeration… (More)
In the present study, Lactobacillus ingluviei ADK10 (Acc. No. JQ395039) from intestinal origin was tested for its probiotic characteristic as well as uremia ameliorating activity on acetaminophen induced uremic rats. The results revealed that L. ingluviei ADK10 was able to tolerate pH 3.0–9.0 and 0.5% bile salt along with good hydrophobicity (67%) and… (More)
Use of natural tannin in the screening of tannase producing microbes is really promising. The present work describes about the possibility and integrity of the newly formulated method over the previously reported methods. Tannin isolated from Terminalia belerica Roxb. (Bahera) was used to differentiate between tanninolytic and nontanninolytic microbes. The… (More)
Aeromonas hydrophila SBK1 (GenBank accession no. HM802878.1), a potent chitinolytic bacterium, was isolated from a pool of 30 chitinolytic isolates. The isolate showed higher chitinolytic activity in respect to clear zone to colony size ratio of 2.15. Maximum production of chitinolytic enzymes, viz., β-N-acetyl-glucosaminidase and chitinase (specific… (More)