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Evaluation of the innate immune-stimulating activity of amazake using a silkworm muscle contraction assay
Hiroko Maruki-UchidaMasahiko SaiKazuhisa Sekimizu
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Volume 11 (2017) Issue 5 Pages 288-290

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We evaluated the innate immune-stimulating activity of amazake using a silkworm muscle contraction assay. Sake cake, a raw material used to make amazake, had high innate immunity-stimulating activity, whereas rice malt, another raw material used to make amazake, did not, even after fermentation. These results suggest that the silkworm muscle contraction assay is a useful tool to screen foods with high innate immune-stimulating activity and that amazake made from sake cake has immunomodulatory potential.

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