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Curcumin-induced alteration in the glucose metabolism of Escherichia coli.

Bhavanishankar, T. N. and Sreenivasamurthy, V. (1986) Curcumin-induced alteration in the glucose metabolism of Escherichia coli. Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, 32 (4). pp. 263-270.

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Escherichia coli of intestinal origin was grown in the presence of different fractions of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.). Curcumin (the pigment of turmeric) and the alcoholic extract of turmeric inhibited gas formation without inhibiting the growth of the bacteria. Curcumin, which is also a constituent of the alcoholic extract, bound iron in the medium. This inhibited the formation of the enzyme formic hydrogenlyase which in turn inhibited gas formation, with acid accumulation and reduced glucose utilization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Escherichia coli, turmeric, Curcuma longa, Curcumin, glucose metabolism
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 12 Metabolism
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments > 07 Turmeric
Divisions: Fermentation Technology and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 06:38
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 06:38
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3657

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