Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry – A hot water extract of Curcuma longa inhibits adhesion molecule expression and monocyte adhesion to TNF-α-stimulated human endothelial cells

British journal of Nutrition – High dietary intake of vitamin C suppresses age-related thymic atrophy and contributes to the maintenance of immune cells in vitamin C-deficient senescence marker protein-30 knockout mice

International Immunopharmacology – Scavenger receptor for lipoteichoic acid is involved in the potent ability of Lactobacillus plantarum strain L-137 to stimulate production of interleukin-12p40

Food & Function – Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) extract prevents adiposity in high-fat diet-fed C57BL/6 mice

Phytotherapy Research – A Combination of Glucosyl Hesperidin and Caffeine Exhibits an Anti-obesity Effect by Inhibition of Hepatic Lipogenesis in Mice


The chalcones cardamonin and flavokawain B inhibit the differentiation of preadipocytes to adipocytes by activating ERK. (Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics)

生体における鉄の吸収動態とビタミンCの関係 – The relation of Vitamin C and the molecular mechanism of absorption of iron. (ビタミン)

機能性素材の不快味をマスキングした押出し造粒成型法 (日本食品科学工学会誌)

Chalcones suppress fatty acids-induced lipid accumulation through LKB1/AMPK signaling pathway in HepG2 cells. (Food & Function)

Inhibitory effects of 4-hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory responses in RAW264 macrophages. (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)


ビタミンCは尿路結石のリスク因子か? — Is vitamin C a risk factor of kidney stone? (ビタミン)

Oral intake of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantrum L-137 decreases the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection in healthy subjects with high levels of psychological stress. (Journal of Nutritional Science)

Methods for evaluation of facilitative glucose transport in cells and their applications. (Food Science and Technology Research)

ポリフェノールによるグルコーストランスポーターの機能調節.  — Functional regulation of glucose transpoters by polyphenol. (ビタミン)

Folate deficiency among aged patients and its amelioration through consumption of folic acid-fortified rice. (文京学院大学人間学部研究紀要)

4-Hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol from Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) suppress differentiation of preadiopocytes to adipocytes via AMPK and MAPK pathways.(Molecular Nutrition & Food Research)

RANKL Signaling and Osteoclastogenesis is Negatively Regulated by Cardamonin.(PLOS One)


Absorption and metabolism of 4-hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol after oral administration of Angelica keiskei in mice.(Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics)

Enzymatic fluorometric microplate assay for quantitative analysis of 3-hydroxybutyric acid in mice plasma.(Analytical Biochemistry)

Ameliorative effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids against palmitic acid-induced insulin resistance in L6 skeletal muscle cells.(Lipids in Health and Disease)

Enhanced Immunomodulatory Activity and Stability in Simulated Digestive Juices of Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 by Heat Treatment.(Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry)

Daily intake of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 enhances type I interferon production in healthy humans and pigs.(Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol)


Cardamonin Stimulates Glucose Uptake through Translocation of Glucose Transporter‐4 in L6 Myotubes.(Phytotherapy Research)

Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects of ethanol extract of Artemisia princeps in C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet.(Food & Function)

Prenylated chalcones 4-hydroxyderricin and xanthoangelol stimulate glucose uptake in skeletal muscle cells via inducing GLUT4 translocation.(Molecular Nutrition & Food Research)

Cardamonin suppresses nitric oxide production via blocking the IFN-γ/STAT pathway in endotoxin-challenged peritoneal macrophages of ICR mice.(Life Science)


Artemisia princeps Extract Promoted Glucose Uptake in Cultured L6 Muscle Cells via Glucose Transporter 4 Translocation.(Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry)

An enzymatic fluorimetric assay to quantitate 2-de0xyglucose and 2-deoxyglucose-6- phosphate for in vitro and in vivo use.(Analytical Biochemistry)

Lipoteichoic acids on Lactobacillus plantarum cell surfaces correlate with induction of interleukin-12p40 production.(Microbiology and Immunology)


Oral administration of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 enhances protection against influenza virus infection by stimulation of type I interferon production in mice.(International Immunopharmacology)

Effects of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum supplemental diet on growth performance, stress resistance and immune response of juvenile kuruma shrimp Marsupenaeus japonicus Bate.(Aquaculture Science)

Safety studies of LP20 powder produced from heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137.(Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology)


A nonradioisotopic, enzymatic microplate assay for in vivo evaluation of 2-deoxyglucose uptake in muscle tissue.(Analytical Biochemistry)

Antagonistic and agonistic effects of indigoids on the transformation of an aryl hydrocarbon receptor.(Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics)


A Combination of Caffeine, Arginine, Soy Isoflavones, and L-Carnitine Enhances Both Lipolysis and Fatty Acid Oxidation in 3T3-L1 and HepG2 Cells in Vitro and in KK Mice in Vivo.(Journal of Nutrition)


A nonradioisotope, enzymatic assay for 2-deoxyglucose uptake in L6 skeletal muscle cells cultured in a 96-well microplate.(Analytical Biochemistry)

Daily Intake of Heat-Killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 Augments Acquired Immunity in Healthy Adults.(Journal of Nutrition)







Nigerooligosaccharides augments mitogen-induced proliferation and suppresses activation- induced apoptosis of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.(Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology)


Effects of Intake of a Mixture of Thiamin, Arginine, Caffeine, and Citric Acid on Adiposity in Healthy Subjects with High Percent Body Fat.(Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry)

Anti-obesity effects of a mixture of thiamin, arginine, caffeine, and citric acid in non-insulin dependent diabetic KK mice.(Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology)



Nigerooligosaccharides augments natural killer activity of hepatic mononuclear cells in mice(International Immunopharmacology)







Antitumor effect of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 through restoration of impaired interleukin-12 production in tumor-bearing mice.(Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy)

Immunopotentiating Activity of Nigerooligosaccharides for the T Helper 1-Like Immune Response in Mice.(Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry)
Inhibitory effect of quercetin metabolites and their related derivatives on copper ion-induced lipid peroxidation in human low-density lipoprotein.(Archives Biochemistry Biophysics)
Apelin, the natural ligand of the orphan receptor APJ, is abundantly secreted in the colostrum.(Biochimica et Biophysica Acta)
Antitumor effect of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 through restoration of impaired interleukin-12 production in tumor-bearing mice.(Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy)
Heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 suppresses naturally fed antigen-specific IgE production by stimulation of IL-12 production in mice.(Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology)
Quercetin metabolites inhibit copper ion-induced lipid peroxidation in rat plasma.(FEBS Letters)
Apoptosis of Intestinal Intraepithelial Lymphocytes Induced by Exogenous and Endogenous Glucocorticoids.(Microbiology and Immunology)
Murine model of IgE production with a predominant Th2-response by feeding protein antigen without adjuvants.(European Journal of Immunology)
Immunosuppressive activity of a exocellular polysaccharides of Lactobacillus helveticus TN-4 on murine B cells(. Oyo Toshitsu Kagaku)
AImmunosuppressive activity of a exocellular polysaccharides of Lactobacillus helveticus TN-4 on murine B cells.(Oyo Toshitsu Kagaku)
Structure of an exocellular polysaccharide of Lactobacillus helveticus TN-4, a spontaneous mutant strain of Lactobacillus helveticus TY1-2.(Carbohydrate Research)
Structural study on an exocellular polysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus helveticus TY1-2(Carbohydrate Research)
Consumption of milk from cows immunized with intestinal bacteria influences age-related changes in immune competence in mice.(Journal of Nutrition)
Administration of milk from cows immunized with intestinal bacteria protects mice from radiation-induced lethality.(Biotherapy)
Influence of intake of skim milk from cows immunized with intestinal bacterial antigens on onset of renal disease in (NZB x NZW)F1 mice fed ad libitum or restricted in energy intake.(Journal of Nutrition)
難消化性デキストリンを含有した飲料の摂取による排便状況の改善効果(健康・栄養食品研究Vol. 3 No. 2 1-8 2000)
Antitumor effect of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 through restoration of impaired Interleukin-12 production in tumor-bearing mice.(Cancer Immunol Immunother 102: 57-64, 2000)
Heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 suppresses naturally fed antigen-specific IgE production by stimulation of IL-12 production in mice.(J Allergy Clin Immunol 102: 57-64, 1998)
Immunopotentiating activity of nigerooligosaccharides for the T helper 1-like immune response in mice.(Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 63: 373-8, 1999)