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Resistant starch as a prebiotic and synbiotic: state of the art.
Non-infectious diseases such as CHD and certain cancers have become major causes of death and disability in affluent countries. Probiotics (principally lactic acid bacteria; LAB) may assist inExpand
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Contamination of butyltin and phenyltin compounds in the marine environment of Otsuchi Bay, Japan.
Butyltin (BT) and phenyltin (PT) compounds were measured in seawater, sediment, and biological samples collected from coastal areas of Otsuchi Bay, Japan. Tributyltin (TBT) compounds in seawater,Expand
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Accumulation of Butyltin and Phenyltin Compounds in Various Fish Species
Concentrations of organotins (OTs) were measured in the muscle of 11 species of fishes from the Port of Osaka and Yodo River, Japan. Tributytin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPT) compounds were detected inExpand
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The effect of starter cultures on proteolytic changes and amino acid content in fermented sausages
The main objective of this work was to examine the effects of using five types of commercial starter cultures in fermented sausages. During the fermentation stage, changes in proteolyticExpand
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Hepatic LDL receptor mRNA in rats is increased by dietary mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) fiber and sugar beet fiber.
Plasma cholesterol concentration is reduced by feeding some dietary fibers and mushroom fruit body, but the mechanism is not fully understood. We examined the effects of mushroom (Agaricus bisporus)Expand
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[Itai-itai disease].
Itai-Itai disease was first reported as a unique disease without any known cause in an academic conference in October 1955. Most of the patients affected by this new peculiar disease were middle-agedExpand
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Anthocyanin-rich purple potato flake extract has antioxidant capacity and improves antioxidant potential in rats.
Anthocyanins from various vegetables and fruits have antioxidant activities, however, the bioactivities of coloured potato anthocyanins are not well studied. We examined the antioxidant capacities ofExpand
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The effect of a probiotic on faecal and liver lipid classes in rats.
The effect of a probiotic composed of Bacillus, Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, Saccharomyces and Candida species (each at 10(7-8) colony-forming units (cfu)/g rice bran), given at a level of 150 g/kgExpand
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Volatile organic compounds in urban rivers and their estuaries in Osaka, Japan.
The levels and distribution of 55 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were determined by purge and trap GC-MS on water samples from 30 sites within the urban rivers and estuaries of Osaka, a populatedExpand
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Species and muscle differences in L-carnitine levels in skeletal muscles based on a new simple assay.
We have adapted the enzymatic method [Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 176 (3) (1991) 1617] for the safe and rapid assay of L-carnitine (L-CA) in skeletal muscle using a microplateExpand
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