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Cosmetic benefits of astaxanthin on humans subjects.
Two human clinical studies were performed. One was an open-label non-controlled study involving 30 healthy female subjects for 8 weeks. Significant improvements were observed by combining 6 mg perExpand
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The structure of brazzein, a sweet-tasting protein from the wild African plant Pentadiplandra brazzeana.
Brazzein is the smallest sweet-tasting protein and was isolated from the wild African plant Pentadiplandra brazzeana. The brazzein molecule consists of 54 amino-acid residues and four disulfideExpand
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Protective effects of astaxanthin on skin deterioration
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effect of astaxanthin on skin deterioration, we confirmed its role inExpand
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Daily Fatigue—reducing Effect of Astaxanthin―A Randomized, Placebo—controlled, Double—blind, Parallel—group Study―
Objective To evaluate the effects of astaxanthin on the sense of fatigue occurring in daily life and to investigate the relationship of the fatigue-reducing effect with the antioxidative potential.Expand
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Astaxanthin Ameliorated Parvalbumin-Positive Neuron Deficits and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Pathological Progression in the Hippocampus of AppNL-G-F/NL-G-F Mice
Growing evidence suggests that oxidative stress due to amyloid β (Aβ) accumulation is involved in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) through the formation of amyloid plaque, which leads to hyperphosphorylationExpand
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The Safety of AstaREAL, an Astaxanthin Product Derived from Haematococcus pluvialis
The Safety of AstaREAL, an Astaxanthin Product Derived from Haematococcus pluvialis Jiro TAKAHASHI1, Nobuko HONGO1, Shiro OHKI1, Akitoshi KITAMURA1, Hiroki TSUKAHARA1, Hoko KYO2, Nobutaka SUZUKI2 1Expand
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Brazzein and structurally similar proteins: structural/functional comparisons
Brazzein, a 6.5-kDa protein consisting of 54 amino acids and four disulfide bonds, is the smallest sweet-tasting protein yet isolated from the wild African plant Pentadiplandra brazzeana. BrazzeinExpand
Crystal Structure of Brazzein