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Antioxidant activity and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) content in sea tangle fermented by Lactobacillus brevis BJ20 isolated from traditional fermented foods
The strain, BJ-20, isolated from salt-fermented Jot-gal (cod gut), possessed the highest GABA-producing ability in MRS broth with 1% monosodium glutamate (MSG), as determined by thin layer chromatography. Expand
α-Glucosidase- and α-amylase-inhibitory activities of phlorotannins from Eisenia bicyclis.
BACKGROUND In an effort to develop alternative therapeutic agents, strong inhibitory activity against α-glucosidase and α-amylase was detected in Eisenia bicyclis methanolic extract. RESULTS InExpand
Growth promotion of red pepper plug seedlings and the production of gibberellins by Bacillus cereus, Bacillus macroides and Bacillus pumilus
Gberellins (GAs), a well-known plant growth-promoting hormone, were detected in the culture broth of their rhizobacteria and the contents of GA1, GA3, GA4, and GA7, physiologically active GAs, were comparatively higher than those of others, suggesting that the growth promoting effect was originated from the GAs. Expand
Protective effect of fermented sea tangle against ethanol and carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic damage in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Treatment with FST could decrease serum GPT, gamma-GT, and MDA levels significantly in plasma, and increase the activities of SOD, CAT, and GPx in liver tissues compared with ethanol and CCl(4)-treated group. Expand
Effect of Yeast Fermentation on the Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activity of Sea Tangle Water Extract
To examine the effective use of seaweeds, sea tangle (Laminaria japonica) was extracted with water and the resultant extracts were fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Four strains of S.Expand
Gibberellins-producing rhizobacteria increase endogenous gibberellins content and promote growth of red peppers.
The results support the idea that the plant growth-promoting effect of the bacteria also positively related with the efficiency of root colonization by the bacteria, and identify the major endogenous GAs of the red pepper as originating from both the early C-13 hydroxylation and the early non C- 13 hydroxymation pathways. Expand
Glutathione-dependent biotransformation of the fungicide chlorothalonil.
A gene responsible for the chlorothalonil biotransformation was cloned from the chromosomal DNA of Ochrobactrum anthropi SH35B, capable of efficiently dissipating the chlorothsalonil, and the glutathione S-transferase (GST) was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified by affinity chromatography. Expand
Antioxidant effects of fermented sea tangle (Laminaria japonica) by Lactobacillus brevis BJ20 in individuals with high level of γ-GT: A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical study.
Findings indicate that FST enhanced the antioxidant defense system in a healthy population and may be useful as a functional food ingredient. Expand
Antimicrobial effect of phlorotannins from marine brown algae.
Bioactive compounds derived from brown algae are discussed, namely phlorotannins, that have anti-microbial effects and therefore may be useful to explore as potential antimicrobial agents for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Expand
Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitory Activity of Phlorotannins Isolated from Eisenia bicyclis
A methanolic extract of marine brown algae, Eisenia bicyclis, showed a significant inhibitory effect against pancreatic lipase and led to the isolation and identification of six known phlorotannins, which were established on the basis of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry spectroscopic data interpretation. Expand