Natural and edible biopolymer poly-γ-glutamic acid: synthesis, production, and applications
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- Natural and edible biopolymer poly-γ-glutamic acid: synthesis, production, and applications
- M H Sung; C Park; C J Kim; Haryoung Poo; K Soda; M Ashiuchi
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- Chemical Record, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 352-366
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- Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a very promising biodegradable polymer that is produced by Bacillus subtilis. γ-PGA is water-soluble, anionic, biodegradable, and edible. This paper reviews the production of a strain of γ-PGA and recent developments with respect to applications in terms of Ca absorption, moisturizing properties, γ-PGA conjugation, super absorbent polymer, and so on. Our recent research shows that γ-PGA can be used as an immune-stimulating and anti-tumor agent, especially at high molecular weight.
- Anti-tumor agentBacillus subtilis (chungkookjang)High molecular weightImmune-stimulating agentPoly-γ-glutamic acid
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- Division of Research on National Challenges > Infectious Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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