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Cover for Radioprotective effects of green tea.

Green tea mainly contains four catechins, namely epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate, and non-polyphenol compounds such as vitamins that are known to be strong antioxidants. Biological adverse effects induced by radiation are caused by radicals and...

Author(s)
Masuda, S.; Shimamura, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Olfactory stem cell therapy in canine age-related disorders treatment: a controlled study.

Author(s)
Veron, A. D.; Mengoli, M.; Bienboire-Frosini, C.; Mechin, V.; Codecasa, E.; Scifo, C.; Pageat, R.; Landsberg, G.; Cozzi, A.; Araujo, J.; Asproni, P.; Pageat, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Immune regulatory effect of green tea.

We examined the anti-allergic effect of epigallocatechin-3-O-(3-O-methyl) gallate (EGCG3″Me) and epigallocatechin-3-O-(4-O-methyl) gallate (EGCG4″Me) isolated from Japanese or Taiwanese tea (Camellia sinensis L.) leaves. These O-methylated catechins strongly inhibit mast cell activation and...

Author(s)
Maeda-Yamamoto, M.; Tachibana, H.; Monobe, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sugarcane (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Saccharum</i> sp.) salt tolerance at various developmental levels.

Salt-stress affects plant growth and development at different stages. In this work, we evaluated the level of salinity tolerance of five sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) varieties: CP66-346, CP65-357, CP70-321, CP59-73 and NCo310 by using different NaCl concentrations (0, 17, 34, 68 and 102 mM). This...

Author(s)
Gandonou, C. B.; Skali-Senhaji, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dengue virus neutralization and surrogates of protection.

This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge about how neutralizing antibodies interact with dengue virus particles, the assays available for measuring dengue virus neutralization, and the relationships between in vitro neutralization measurements and in vivo protection.

Author(s)
Wahala, W. M. P. B.; Silva, A. M. de
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Expression of recombinant proteins in plant cell culture.

This chapter highlights the advantages and challenges associated with various types of plant cell culture production system strategies. The important issues related to regulation and progress toward product commercialization in the developed and developing world are also discussed.

Author(s)
Nandi, S.; McDonald, K. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643434)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus.

This chapter covers the genetics (genotypes and serotypes), clinical signs, host species, transmission, prevalence, diagnosis, control and prevention of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus.

Author(s)
Olesen, N. J.; Skall, H. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641799)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Virulence genes in risk assessment of beneficial microorganisms: what do genome sequences tell us?

In this book chapter, probiotics and starter cultures are used as an example to summarize the molecular information needed from these organisms for safety assessment. The chapter deals with the genetic and genomic evidence for the absence of virulence properties in bacteria that are intended for...

Author(s)
Wassenaar, T. M.; Alter, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Safety and regulation of microorganisms added to the food and feed chains, including probiotics - introduction and overview.

This book chapter shows how the way of regulating beneficial microorganisms for use in foods and feeds has developed to where it is today. A history from slop to pure cultures is presented, and constraints of the law on beneficial microorganisms are examined. The chapter focuses on food cultures,...

Author(s)
Wessels, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nitric oxide and gram-positive pathogens: host triggers and bacterial defence mechanisms.

This chapter gives an overview about: nitric oxide (NO) in innate immunity to Gram-positive pathogens; pathogenesis studies in animal models - role of nitric oxide; infection-induced NO in human cells; clinical applications of nitric oxide in infection; inhibition of NO production; enzymatic...

Author(s)
Ulett, G.; Potter, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937607)
Type
Book chapter

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