Day: 28. March 2016

JAMSTEC researchers study structural basis for enzyme stability of barophilic microorganisms

A group led by the Japan Institute of Marine and Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has studied the structure of enzymes isolated from a Calyptogena strain living at about 11.000 m depth in the Mariana trench. Using isopropyl malate dehydrogenase isolated from a deep sea microorganism and comparing to a standard enzyme from Shewanella oneidensis, […]

Fujifilm: salacinol reduces sugar resorption in the small intestine by inhibiting .alpha.-glucosidase

Based on studies with human volunteers, which were preceeded by experiments in mice, the group could show that salacinol, a bioactive metabolite of salacia, a herb used in Ayurveda, inhibits .alpha.-glucosidase in vivo, and changes the composition of the intestinal flora, resulting in reduced sugar resorption JSBBA Sapporo, Poster 2F120, March 28, 2016

Scroll to top