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High production of prodigiosin by Serratia marcescens grown on ethanol
Serratia marcescens S389, isolated as an ethanol-utilizing bacterium, produced prodigiosin at up to 3 mg ml−1 when grown on ethanol and with the omission of inorganic phosphate and NaCl from theExpand
A novel amphibian hypothalamic neuropeptide: isolation, localization, and biological activity.
The amphibian hypothalamus was revealed to contain a novel functional RFa peptide that stimulates GH release and was designated frog GH-releasing peptide. Expand
Sesquiterpene coumarins from the roots of Ferula assa-foetida.
From the chloroform extract of the roots of Ferula assa-foetida, two sesquiterpene coumarins designated assafoetidnol A and assafoetidnol B were isolated, in addition to six known compounds,Expand
The structures of four diarylheptanoid glycosides from the female flowers of Alnus serrulatoides
Four diarylheptanoid monoglycosides (2a), (2b), (3), and (4), in addition to the hydroxy ketone (1), were isolated from the female flowers of Alnus serrulatoides. On the basis of the physicochemicalExpand
Isolation and characterization of a novel bioactive peptide, Carassius RFamide (C-RFa), from the brain of the Japanese crucian carp.
A novel bioactive peptide with the C-terminal RFamide was isolated from the brain of the Japanese crucian carp by using the intestine of the fish as the bioassay system and it was designated Carassius RFamide (C-RFa). Expand
The Aplysia Mytilus Inhibitory Peptide-Related Peptides: Identification, Cloning, Processing, Distribution, and Action
The isolation and characterization of novel Aplysia MIP-related peptides (AMRPs) and their precursor are described and Physiological studies demonstrate that the rank order of the inhibitory actions of these peptides is different for three target muscles. Expand
C-geranylated chalcones from the stems of Angelica keiskei with superoxide-scavenging activity.
An ethyl acetate-soluble fraction of a methanol extract from the stems of Angelica keiskei was subjected to chromatographic separation to give three new chalcones, designated as xanthokeismins A-CExpand
A carotenoid pigment of the radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans
A major carotenoid pigment of the extremely radioresistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans was extracted and purified and is likely to act as an antioxidizer for the lipids, proteins and polysaccharides in the cell surface to the oxidative stress caused by ionizing and UV irradiation, thus contributing to the radioresistance of this bacterium. Expand
A novel D-amino-acid-containing peptide isolated from Aplysia heart.
A novel cardio-excitatory peptide was purified from the hearts of Aplysia kurodai. The peptide was a tripeptide containing a D-amino acid residue in the second position, Asn-D-Trp-Phe-NH2Expand