The change in ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase (SAMDC) activity of the liver, prostate, and testis were studied in rats being deficient in vitamin E (VE deficient group) and those given vitamin E (VE group). As a result, no significant changes in relation to the ODC were recognized in the enzymatic acitivity of the liver. However, it was found that the enzymatic activity of both the testis and prostate of the VE deficient group was significantly higher than that of the VE group on approximate25days after breeding was started. As for the SAMDC activity, no significant difference was noted. Thus, the effects of VE deficiency on the ODC and SAMDC activities are conceivably specific to the organs.
This study was carried out to clarify the terms of preservation of Nishin Sansho-zuke and its microflora. The results were as follows; 1.The terms of preservation of Nishin Sansho-zuke were about three weeks at7°C. 2.The preservation and flavor of Nishin Sansho-zuke is improved effectively by adding a fruit powder of Japanese pepper. 3.The microflora (88strains) isolated from Nishin Sansho-zuke wasclassified into gram positive rods (20strains), gram negative rods (24strains) and gram positive coccus (44strains). 4.The genus of Family Enterobacteriaceae (46strans) isolated from Nishin Sansho-zuke were Hafnia (28strains), and Enterobactor (1 strain) and Serratia (2strains) and others.