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Rice Kefiran-Academic Presentations


“Fermented product of rice with Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens induces anti-aging effects and heat stress tolerance in nematodes via DAF-16″

T. Sugawara, T. Furuhashi, K. Shibata, M. Abe, K. Kikuchi, M. Arai, K. Sakamoto

Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 2019


“Kefiran Supresses Antigen-Induced Mast Cell Activation”

T. Furuno, M. Nakanishi

Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 35, 2, 178-183


“Kefiran Reduces Atherosclerosis in Rabbit Fed a High Cholesterol Diet”

Uchida M, Ishii I, Inoue C. et al
Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, 17(9), 980-988


“Effects of Kefiran-Feeding on Fecal Cholesterol Excretion, Hepetic Injury and Intestinal Histamine Concentration in Rats”

Maeda H., Mizumoto H., Suzuki M. and K. Tsuji
Bioscience and Microflora, 24(2), 35-40


“The characteristics of Rice Kefiran (product of L.kefiranofaciens) and its application to functional food”

Maeda H.
Food Processing and Ingredients, 40(9), 55-57


“Physiology of viscous polysaccharide kefiran and its application to foods”

Maeda H.
Functional Glyco-Materials: Their Development and Application to Foods, 2005(8), 344-352


“Structual Characterization and Biological Activities of an Epopolysaccharide Kefiran Produced by Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens WT-2BT”

Maeda H., Zhu X., Suzuki S., Suzuki K. and S. Kitamura
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52(17), 5333-5538


“Effects of an Expolysaccharide (Kefiran) from Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens on Blood Glucose in KKAy Mice and Constipation in SD Rates Induced by a Low-Fiber Diet”

Maeda H., Zhu X. and T. Mitsuoka
Bioscience and Microflora, 23(4), 149-153


“Effects of an epopolysaccharide (Kefiran) on lipids, blood pressure, blood glucose, and constipation”

Maeda H., Zhu X., Omura K., Suzuki S. and S. Kitamura
BioFactors, 22, 1-4


“New Medium for the Production of Exopolysaccharide (OSKC) by Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens

Maeda H., Zhu X., and T. Mitsuoka
Bioscience and Microflora, 22(2), 45-50


“Enhancing Effects of Food Components on The Production of interferon β from Animal Cells Suppressed by Stress Hormones”

Kobayama S., Osada K., Tachibana H., Katakura Y. and S. Shirahata
Cytotechnology, 23, 119-125


Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens sp.nov.Isorated from Kefir Grains”

Fujisawa T., Adachi S., Toba T., Arihara K. and T. Mitsuoka
Int J. Syst Bacteriol, 38(1), 12-14