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Lin Yi-Ching - - 2008
Aspergillus awamori-fermented black soybeans, a healthy food ingredient, were subjected to heating at 40-100 degrees C for 30 min. After heat treatment, the methanol extract of the fermented black soybeans was examined for antioxidant activity including the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrozyl radical-scavenging effect and the Fe(2+)-chelating ability. It was found that antioxidant activity ...
Kumar Saurabh - - 2008
The effects of spermatheca gland extract of snail (Telescopium telescopium) to promote wound healing were studied in an animal model. The spermatheca gland extract of the snail was used as a topical medicament to treat experimentally created full thickness wounds in 12 rabbits (Oryctologous cuniculus). Wound healing was assessed on ...
Kampanis Petros - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Human faecal elastase-1 (FE-1) is an established biochemical test for the investigation of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. Conventional extraction methods for FE-1 analysis can give false-positive results with watery stools. This is a major limitation as patients investigated for pancreatic disease commonly produce such stools. We have developed an improved ...
Van Dyck Séverine - - 2009
Sea cucumbers contain triterpene glycosides called saponins. We investigated the complex saponin mixture extracted from the common Mediterranean species Holothuria forskali. Two different body components were analyzed separately: the body wall (which protects the animal and is moreover the most important organ in terms of surface and weight) and the ...
Paula Fabiana S - - 2009
The tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) is indigenous to Asian countries and widely cultivated in the American continents. The tamarind fruit pulp extract (ExT), traditionally used in spices, food components and juices, is rich in polyphenols that have demonstrated anti-atherosclerotic, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities. This study evaluated the modulator effect of ...
Pachanawan Adithepchaikarn - - 2008
Fourteen herbs were extracted in water, 95% ethanol, and ether, and tested in vitro for antimicrobial activities against Aeromonas hydrophila, a fish pathogen causing motile Aeromonas septicemia. Using swab paper disc assays and minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) determinations, we noted that the ethanol extract of Psidium guajava leaf exhibited the ...
Erdman John W JW Jr Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 449 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA. - - 2009
A variety of epidemiological trials have suggested that higher intake of lycopene-containing foods (primarily tomato products) or blood lycopene concentrations are associated with decreased cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer risk. Of the carotenoids tested, lycopene has been demonstrated to be the most potent in vitro antioxidant leading many researchers to ...
Mapari Sameer A S - - 2008
Monascus pigments have been used as natural food colorants in Asia for centuries. They are not authorized for use in the European Union and the United States mainly due to the risk of coproduction of the mycotoxin citrinin by Monascus spp. In the present study, we screened for novel producers ...
Bao Huynh N D - - 2008
The antioxidative property of a hydrophilic extract prepared from the fruiting body of edible mushroom ( Flammulina velutipes) was evaluated. The mushroom extract contained ergothioneine (ERT) at a level of 3.03 +/- 0.07 mg/mL, showed higher 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, and suppressed lipid oxidation of bigeye tuna meat more ...
Thompson Tricia - - 2008
A standardized method of analysis is needed to quantitatively determine the gluten content of food and provide the basis for enforcing regulations regarding use of the term gluten-free in food labeling. People with celiac disease should feel confident that foods labeled "gluten-free" have been assessed for gluten using the same ...
Coquet Corinne - - 2008
Various methods of suberin extraction have been used in order to identify monomers of this complex polymer. Pre-extraction of waxes has allowed us to identify for the first time 3-friedelanol as a terpen from cork. Moreover, the wax chemical composition found here varied from previous results since cerin was not ...
Rieger Gudrun - - 2008
This study deals with the effect of altitudinal variation on the content of phenolic compounds in three traditional herbal plants, which are also consumed as food in Central Europe. Herbs of Calluna vulgaris (L.) HULL, flowers and fruits of Sambucus nigra L., and berries of Vaccinium myrtillus L. collected in ...
Obied Hassan K - - 2008
Olive mill waste (OMW) contains substantial amounts of valuable antioxidant biophenols that can be recovered for possible applications in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. However, the impact of cultivar, harvesting time, and seasonal variation on the phenolic composition of OMW has not yet been assessed. Total phenols, antioxidant activity, and ...
Kim Hee-Yeon - - 2008
Methods for detecting norovirus (NoV) in food are crucial for investigation and prevention of outbreaks caused by NoV-contaminated food. However, current NoV detection methods have not been well examined or optimized. In this study, the effectiveness of various methods for eluting NoV from various fruit, concentrating the virus using polyethylene ...
Anesini Claudia - - 2008
Tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze (Theaceae) is cultivated in Argentina in the northeastern region (provinces of Misiones and Corrientes), between 26 degrees and 28 degrees south latitude, the southernmost area of the world where tea is cultivated. The objective of this work was to determine the total polyphenol content ...
Pereira Aline C - - 2008
To find out natural antimicrobial agents as alternative in therapeutics and to preserve food, the methanol extract of Solanum palinacanthum aerial parts was submitted to purification steps guided by antibacterial and antifungal assays. As a consequence, the flavonoid rutin and 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid were isolated by column chromatography and high performance ...
Iwao Kazunari - - 2008
In this study, as an approach to possible pharmacokinetic interactions between antidiabetic agents and health foods, we investigated the binding of metformin and glibenclamide to aojiru, kurosu, and blueberry extract using a dialysis method. The permeation of metformin from the inner to the outer side of the dialysis tube during ...
Rasmussen Carolyn N - - 2008
Honeys from various floral sources were analyzed to select for utilization as a sweetener and potential source of antioxidants in the formulation of a salad dressing. On the basis of various indicators of potential antioxidant effectiveness, such as the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) assay and identification of phenolic profile ...
Moreira Leandro - - 2008
Pollen analysis, total phenols content and antioxidant activity were studied for the first time in Portuguese propolis samples from Bornes and Fundão regions. Total phenols content was determined by colorimetric assay and their amount was of 329 mg/g of GAE in Bornes sample and 151 mg/g of GAE in Fundão ...
Nguyen Phuong M - - 2008
Many herbs and spices have been shown to contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds with potent antioxidant properties. In the present study, we explore how nutrient availability, specifically nitrogen fertilization, affects the production of polyphenolic compounds in three cultivars (Dark Opal, Genovese, and Sweet Thai) of the culinary herb, basil ...
Dor Ariane - - 2008
Chemically mediated communication is common in spiders but has been poorly studied in burrowing tarantulas. This study aimed to determine whether chemical cues influence the behaviour of females of Brachypelma vagans, a Mexican species of tarantula, during encounters with previously inhabited burrows or with extracts from the silk of conspecific ...
Miller Kenneth B - - 2008
Cocoa is a food ingredient that is important for the contribution of flavor to foods but is also associated with potential health benefits. The chemistry thought to be responsible for its cardiovascular health benefits is the flavanol (flavan-3-ol) antioxidants. Evidence from the literature indicates that natural cocoas are high in ...
Tilay Ashwini - - 2008
Ferulic acid (FA) is a phenolic antioxidant present in plants, which is widely used in the food and cosmetic industry. In the present study, various agricultural wastes such as maize bran, rice bran, wheat bran, wheat straw, sugar cane baggasse, pineapple peels, orange peels, and pomegranate peels were screened for ...
Fiorentino Antonio - - 2008
In the present study, the chemical composition and antioxidant properties of root methanol extract of Carex distachya Desf. (Cyperaceae) were assessed to use this plant as sources of food additives and nutraceuticals. The IC50 of the extract (4.2 microg/mL), derived from the DPPH radical scavenging capacity assay, was similar to ...
Fernandez-Panchon M S - - 2008
Over last decade an increasing interest for antioxidants in foods has arisen. The healthy properties of antioxidants related to the prevention of degenerative diseases are the main cause of this boom. An antioxidant prevents the oxidation process, the initial step of development of degenerative diseases, cancer and many others. Literature ...
Farrar Johnetta L - - 2008
Despite the high levels of polyphenolic phytochemicals in grain sorghum and its position as a major food staple, there has been a lack of research on its effects on both animal and human health and disease prevention. These phenolic compounds, mainly located in the bran fraction, result in the plant ...
Barillari Jessica - - 2008
Brassica vegetables are attracting major attention as healthy foods because of their content of glucosinolates (GLs) that release the corresponding isothiocyanates (ITCs) upon myrosinase hydrolysis. A number of studies have so far documented the chemopreventive properties of some ITCs. On the other hand, single nutrients detached from the food itself ...
Li Lei - - 2009
This study aimed to develop a fluorometric method to determine total antioxidant activity of plant foods. The antioxidant activities in plant foods were determined after extracting (1) hydrophilic components with acidified methanol (methanol:glacial acetate acid:water=50:3.7:46.3), (2) lipophilic components with methanol followed by tetrahydrofuran (THF), or (3) both hydrophilic and lipophilic ...
Ballesteros-Gómez Ana - - 2009
Amphiphile-based supramolecular solvents (ASSs), which are water immiscible liquids consisting of supramolecular aggregates in the nano- and micro-scale regimes dispersed in a continuous phase, were assessed for the extraction of trace contaminants in liquid foods. The ASS selected was made up of reversed micelles of decanoic dispersed in tetrahydrofuran (THF)-water ...
Bhattarai Hari Datta - - 2008
Antioxidant agents against reactive oxygen species can be used for several cosmetic and medicinal applications. Methanol-water (90:10 v/v) extracts of five polar lichen species--namely Stereocaulon alpinum Laurer (Stereocaulaceae); Ramalina terebrata Hook and Taylor (Ramalinaceae); Caloplaca sp. (Teloschistaceae); Lecanora sp. (Lecanoraceae); and Caloplaca regalis (Vain.)Zahlbr (Teloschistaceae) from King George Island (Antarctica)--were ...
Bralley Eve - - 2008
Hyaluronidase hydrolyzes glycosaminoglycans, including hyaluronan, in the extracellular matrix during tissue remodeling. Hyaluronidase activity increases in chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g., inflammatory joint disease. In this study, we tested the ability of ethanolic extracts (1:9 [wt/vol] of 50% ethanol) of bran from six cultivated varieties of Sorghum bicolor to inhibit hyaluronidase ...
McGlinchey Tara A - - 2008
The development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria has been attributed to the overuse of antimicrobials in human medicine. Another route by which humans are exposed to antibiotics is through the animal foods we eat. In modern agricultural practice, veterinary drugs are being used on a large scale, administered for treating ...
Li Na - - 2008
Flavonoids are common dietary components with many health benefits shown through epidemiological studies. However, the fact that flavonoids also act as pro-oxidants and mutagens makes the safety of flavonoids uncertain when used at higher doses. To give a preliminary evaluation on the correlation between beneficial and harmful effects of flavonoids, ...
Rózek A - - 2008
The aim of our work was to supplement a solid foodstuff with grape phenolics by osmotic treatment with an aqueous solution made of osmo-active agents (NaCl and sucrose) and a commercial grape seed extract. To investigate how the composition of the osmotic solution affected phenolic infusion, experimental conditions were set ...
Thirugnanasampandan R - - 2008
The ent kaurene diterpenoid, melissoidesin was isolated from the acetone extract of the leaves of Isodon wightii and the structure was designated as 3beta, 11beta, 15beta-trihydroxy-6alpha-acetoxy-ent-kaur-16-ene based on spectral data and previous reports. Melissoidesin isolated from the acetone extract of leaves showed potent antiacetylcholinesterase activity and the IC(50) value was ...
Rossetto Monica - - 2008
A simple oxygraphic method, for which the theoretical and experimental bases have been recently revised, has been successfully applied to evaluate the peroxyl radical chain-breaking characteristics of some typical food antioxidants in micelle systems, among which is a system that reproduces conditions present in the upper part of the digestive ...
Rusu M C - - 2008
A completely horizontally impacted upper third molar was revealed after routine dissection of a 62-year-old human cadaver of a Caucasian male. The molar was penetrating into the maxillary sinus and there was antral dehiscence of its bony alveolus. The bony alveolus was immediately in front of the greater palatine canal ...
Sülsen Valeria P - - 2008
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the organic extract of Ambrosia tenuifolia Sprengel (Asteraceae) led to the isolation of two bioactive sesquiterpene lactones with significant trypanocidal and leishmanicidal activities. By spectroscopic methods ((1)H- and (13)C-nuclear magnetic resonance, distortionless enhancement by polarization transfer, correlated spectroscopy, heteronuclear multiple-quantum coherence, electron impact-mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy), ...
Lee Chun-Lin - - 2008
Amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta), a risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), causes cell death by inflammation and oxidative stress. Red mold rice (RMR) fermented by Monascus species is regarded as cholesterol-lowering functional food in virtue of the metabolite monacolin K identified as lovastatin. In addition, RMR is also demonstrated to express antioxidation ...
Abdel-Mawgoud Ahmad Mohammad - - 2008
Physical and chromatographic characterization of the surfactin biosurfactant produced by Bacillus subtilis isolate BS5 has been conducted to study its potentiality for industrial application. The crude extract of test surfactin appeared as off-white to buff flake-like amorphous residue with bad odor similar to sour pomegranate. Test surfactin showed solubility in ...
Bradley E L - - 2008
Nineteen food contact papers and boards and one non-food contact board were extracted following test protocols developed within European Union funded project BIOSAFEPAPER. The extraction media were either hot or cold water, 95% ethanol or Tenax, according to the end use of the sample. The extractable dry matter content of ...
Omata Yo - - 2008
The radical-scavenging antioxidants play an important role against oxidative stress in the defense system in vivo. The beneficial effects of antioxidants contained in foods and beverages have been well-accepted, and their antioxidant capacity has been assessed by various methods. In the present study, a simple method is proposed in which ...
Zhao Wen-Hua - - 2008
Recently, animal fatty acid synthase (FASN) is reported as a potential therapeutic target for obesity and cancer. Considerable interest has been developed in searching for novel inhibitors of this enzyme. An extract from Pangdahai has been found to inhibit FASN in both reversible and irreversible manners, with an IC(50) of ...
Garber Eric A E - - 2008
Recent cases of adulteration with melamine have led to the need for rapid and reliable screening methods. To meet this need, commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test kits for the detection of triazines were evaluated. The recently released Melamine Plate kit (Abraxis, Warminster, Pa.) displayed a limit of detection of ...
Akobeng A K - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The threshold amount of gluten in 'gluten-free' products that can be tolerated by people with coeliac disease is unclear. AIM: To investigate the threshold amount of gluten and the threshold concentration of gluten in food products that can be tolerated by people with coeliac disease. DESIGN: Systematic review of ...
Anton Alex A - - 2008
Bread is a traditional food generally prepared from wheat flour. The main wheat component responsible for bread quality is gluten, which is an essential structure-binding protein. Although important, this protein can cause health problems in predisposed individuals, and is avoided in the diet of celiac disease patients. As diagnosis methods ...
Huemmer Wolfgang - - 2008
The polyphenol profile of apples and that of technologically differently treated apple juices has already been studied thoroughly; nevertheless, the content of polymeric procyanidins has not received much attention up to date. Therefore, procyanidins in extracts made from six blended apple juices and two authentic clear as well as cloudy ...
Büyükbalci Aynur - - 2008
In this research, some herbal teas and infusions traditionally used in the treatment of diabetes in Turkey, have been studied for their antidiabetic effects on in vitro glucose diffusion and phenolic contents and antioxidant activities. Ten aqueous herbal tea extracts were examined using an in vitro method to determine their ...
Kaszkin-Bettag M - - 2008
The special extract ERr 731 from the roots of rhapontic rhubarb has been regularly prescribed for women with menopausal symptoms since 1993. As its constituents belong to the class of natural hydroxystilbenes, concerns have been raised about possible health risks similar to those known for the estrogenic diethylstilbestrol. To demonstrate ...
Johansen,Siril Garmannvik
The content of phytochemicals has been proposed to contribute to the beneficial effects of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. One proposed mechanism of action of phytochemicals is down regulation of NF-kappa B activity. This transcription factor is important in inflammatory and immune responses, however aberrant activity of NF-kappa ...
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