Naofumi Morita

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Whole buckwheat grains were milled into 16 flour fractions using the gradual milling system and the phenolic compounds and the antioxidant capacity of each flour fraction were investigated. The phenolic and flavonoid contents of both free and bound phenolic extracts of buckwheat flour fractions significantly increased in the order from the fraction number 1(More)
Wheat can cause severe IgE-mediated systematic reactions, but knowledge on relevant wheat allergens at the molecular level is scanty. The aim of the present study was to achieve a more detailed and comprehensive characterization of the wheat allergens involved in food allergy to wheat using proteomic strategies, referred to as "allergenomics". Whole flour(More)
Three commercial kudzu starches from Vietnam, Japan and Korea were used to determine chemical compositions, isoflavone compounds, fine structure and physicochemical properties. The kudzu starch from Vietnam had polygonal granules, whereas the kudzu starches from Japan and Korea contained both polygonal and spherical granules. Total protein, lipid, ash and(More)
BACKGROUND Germination is considered to improve the nutritive value, antioxidant capacity and functional properties of grains. In this study, changes in the chemical composition, nutritive value and antioxidant capacity of waxy wheat during germination were determined. RESULTS Over a 48 h period of germination the protein and free lipid contents of(More)
The influence of starch with 1- or 2-monoacyl-sn-glycerophosphatidylcholine (GPC) having various chain lengths of fatty acids on gelatinization and retrogradation of starch was studied by the measurement of starch-GPC complex formation, complexing index, and differential scanning calorimetry. The addition of GPC to the starch sample slightly increased the(More)
Single cells prepared from autoclaved soybeans and cellulase treatment of the cells were effective in digesting the cell walls of and extracting the oil from soybeans. The first cell wall of the soybean single cell was completely removed using cellulases; the thin and transparent second cell wall of the cell was swollen. Oil in the cell formed spherical or(More)
The use of injectable generic antineoplastic agents has been increasing. Few studies have compared the quality and adverse reactions of generic and branded antineoplastic agents; and therefore, generic agents have not gained wide acceptance. Paclitaxel injections, which are used for treating solid cancers, are being marketed by some companies in Japan. The(More)
High-amylose wheat was subjected to various germination conditions and changes in its nutritional values and antioxidant capacity were investigated. Amounts of soluble dietary fiber, total protein and free lipid of germinated high-amylose wheat increased with increased germination times, whereas no significant changes were observed for insoluble dietary(More)
Seven patients who had been receiving capecitabine+oxaliplatin±bevacizumab(CapeOX±BV)therapy at our hospital between February 2010 and March 2011, had complained of angialgia during oxaliplatin(L-OHP)administration. Therefore, 3. 3 mg of dexamethasone(DEX)was added to their infusion solution. The patients were then asked to rate their angialgia severity(More)
Complexes of starch and monoacyl-sn-glycerophosphatidylcholine (GPC) containing various acyl (myristoyl, palmitoyl, and stearoyl) chains were subjected to hydrolysis with glucoamylase (EC The enzyme hydrolyzed approximately 40% of starch control and 20-28% of starch-GPC complexes. Among the GPCs examined, 1- and 2-monomyristoyl-sn-GPC showed the(More)