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Characterization of soluble dietary fiber from Moringa oleifera seeds and its immunomodulatory effects.

Anudeep, Sandanamudi, and Prasanna, V. K. and Shruthi, M. Adya and Radha, C. (2016) Characterization of soluble dietary fiber from Moringa oleifera seeds and its immunomodulatory effects. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 91. pp. 656-662.

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Moringa oleifera (moringa or drumstick) seeds are a potential source of dietary fiber with 6.5% w/w soluble dietary fiber. Biochemical characterization of moringa seed soluble fiber revealed that it is a glycoprotein with 5% neutral sugars. Arabinose and xylose are the major neutral sugars identified by gas liquid chromatography (GLC). Moringa seed soluble fiber was identified as protease resistant-glycoprotein and termed as moringa seed resistant protein (MSRP). MSRP was found to be a homodimer (18kDa) containing two 9kDa monomeric units as revealed by SDS-PAGE analysis with pI 10.8. Immunostimulating activity of MSRP was assessed by murine splenocyte proliferation and production of NO from macrophages. MSRP at low concentration (0.01μg/well) strongly increased proliferation of splenocytes, while MSRP at high concentration weakly responded. MSRP induced 6-fold increase in NO production when compared to the control which indicates the activation of macrophages. MSRP isolated from defatted moringa seed flour is a potent mitogen, enhancing the proliferation of lymphocytes and inducing NO from macrophages. This study concludes that moringa seed is a potential nutritional source to promote the immune system of the host.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immunomodulatory effects; Moringa seed glycoprotein; Moringa seed soluble fiber; Protease-resistant protein
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods > 01 Dietary Fiber
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables
Divisions: Protein Chemistry and Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2018 06:01
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2018 06:01
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/13359

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