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Guey-Horng Wang, Chih-Yu Chen, Teh-Hua Tsai, Ching-Kuo Chen, Chiu-Yu Cheng, Yi-Hsin Huang, Min-Chi Hsieh, Ying-Chien Chung
Angelica dahurica root (ADR), which shows strong antioxidant activity, is used in Chinese medicine. This study evaluated the tyrosinase inhibitory and antioxidant activities of ADR extracts fermented by four different probiotic bacteria: Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Lactobacillus brevis. The ADR was first extracted using distilled water, 70% ethanol, and ethyl acetate, and then fermented by probiotic bacteria. The physiological characteristics of these fermented extracts, namely the antityrosinase activity, antioxidant activity, phenolic composition, and phenolic content, were evaluated and compared with those of unfermented extracts...
June 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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