Biological activities of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and fermented rice bran as feed additives

J. H. Koh, K. W. Yu, H. J. Suh

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Abstract

Aims: The objective of the present study was to examine for the various biological activities for feed additives of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and fermented rice bran. Methods: The feed additives (100 g of each: YE, brewery yeast; PM, mixture of YE and SF; SF, fermented rice bran) were decocted with 2 l water at 100°C to a half volume. Results: The hot-water extract of PM was found to increase the stimulation of the macrophage activation (2.0-fold) and the intestinal immune modulating activity (1.8-fold), compared with those of control. When the hot-water extracts of PM, SF and YE were fed to the rats for 8 d (1 g kg-1 d-1), PM and SF showed the more effective anti-stress effect on spleen, thyroid and thymus gland. Significance and Impact of the Study: The hot-water extract of PM can have a significant impact on strengthening the living body's immune system and proliferating anti-stress activities with relation to enhance immunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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