Yasumasa Minemoto

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6-O-Eicosapentaenoyl l-ascorbate (EPA-AsA) was synthesized through condensation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and l-ascorbic acid in acetone using immobilized lipase from Candida antarctica, Chirazyme l-2. The maximum yield of 47% was attained with 620 mmol EPA and 0.125 mmol l-ascorbic acid in 2.5 ml acetone dehydrated by molecular sieves at 55 °C. More(More)
Two polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or their esters were mixed, and their oxidation processes were measured at 65 degrees C and ca. 0% relative humidity. Except when a PUFA ester was mixed with a free PUFA, the oxidation of the less-oxidative PUFA was promoted as its content in the mixture decreased, while the oxidation of the more-oxidative PUFA was(More)
PC12 cells growth-arrested with bafilomycin A1 died showing apoptotic chromatin condensation in the nuclei. The bafilomycin A1-induced chromatin condensation was preceded by neurite outgrowth (NOG), required higher concentrations of bafilomycin A1 than NOG, and was suppressed by cycloheximide and aurintricarboxylic acid. NH4Cl (10 mM), another acidotropic(More)
Linoleic acid was encapsulated with a soluble soybean polysaccharide, gum arabic, or a mixture of both together with maltodextrin, and the oxidation process of the encapsulated acid was measured at 37 degrees C and at a relative humidity of 12%. The soybean polysaccharide was more effective for encapsulating the acid and suppressing the oxidation of the(More)
6-O-Palmitoyl L-ascorbate was added to linoleic acid at various molar ratios of the ascorbate to the acid, the mixtures were emulsified with a maltodextrin or gum arabic solution, and the emulsions were spray-dried to produce microcapsules. At higher molar ratios, the oil droplets in the emulsions were smaller, and the oxidative stabilities of the(More)
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