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A Disease Resistant Protein from Spirulina

Microalgae such as Spirulina produce important proteins that can be used in food and pharmaceutical industries. Such proteins with antibiotic properties are crucial due to the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens. Prof. I-Son Ng and her group of National Cheng Kung University identified a putative disease resistance protein (DRP) in the mixture of Spirulina product. The overexpression of DRP was facilitated in the recombinant E. coli using pRARE plasmid for codon optimization. The crude extract containing DRP displayed potent inhibitory effects against common bacterial pathogens, and showed prebiotic activity on the growth of L. rhamnosus cells. DRP also showed strong anti-oxidant activity against hydroxyl radicals.

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Biochemical engineering: perspectives in the golden age of bioeconomy

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Bioresources and Bioprocessing (BIOB) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. BIOB aims at providing an international academic platform for exchanging views on and promoting research to support bioresource development, processing and utilization in a sustainable manner. As an application-oriented research journal, BIOB covers not only the application and management of bioresource technology but also the design and development of bioprocesses that will lead to new and sustainable production processes.

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