Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Herbal Teas of Oenanthe javanica (Blume) D.C.

Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Herbal Teas of Oenanthe javanica (Blume) D.C. Shaida Fariza Sulaimana, Seow Eng Menga, Ooi Kheng Leonga,  Bahruddin Saadb aSchool of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia.bSchool of Chemistry Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia. The free radical scavenging activities of three herbal teas produced from […]

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Comparative study of pectinase production by Enterobacter aerogenes NBO2 in a shake flask and 5-L stirred tank fermenter

Comparative study of pectinase production by Enterobacter aerogenes NBO2 in a shake flask and 5-L stirred tank fermenter Nisha Magalinggam, and Darah Ibrahim Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.*corresponding author email: nisham145@yahoo.com Abstract Pectinases are one of the most widely distributed enzymes in bacteria, fungi […]

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Antioxidant Activities of Baccaurea sp.

Antioxidant Activities of Baccaurea sp.  Nurul Shafiqah Hashim a, Kheng Leong Ooi a, Ahmad Rosma b & Shaida Fariza Sulaiman a a School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.b School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of different parts of […]

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Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Traditional Malay Medicinal Plants Used for Treating Diabetes

Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Traditional Malay Medicinal Plants Used for Treating Diabetes Shaida Fariza Sulaiman,  Ooi Kheng Leong School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia. Abstract Many local plants are used in traditional Malay medicine to treat diabetes. The aim of this study was to screen 50 plant extracts used in […]

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Alpha-glucosidase Activity of Phenolic-rich Extracts From Several Cucurbit Fruit Vegetables.

Alpha-glucosidase Activity of Phenolic-rich Extracts From Several Cucurbit Fruit Vegetables. Supriatno a,b Kheng Leong Ooi a & Shaida Fariza Sulaiman a a School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.b Department of Biology, Faculty of Teacher Traning and Education, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Darussalam-Banda Aceh 23111, Indonesia. Abstract Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors are oral […]

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Anti-MRSA Activity of Penicillium minioluteum ED24, an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth

Anti-MRSA Activity of Penicillium minioluteum ED24,  an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth 1Tong Woei Yenn, 1Darah Ibrahim, and  2Latiffah Zakaria 1Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia. 2Plant Pathology Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia. Coorresponding Author: woeiyenn@yahoo.com […]

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Assessment of double screening programmes via solid substrate fermentation (SSF) in a flask system and identification of lovastatin potential producer

Assessment of double screening programmes via solid substrate fermentation (SSF) in a flask system and identification of lovastatin potential producer 1Syarifah Ab Rashid, 1Darah Ibrahim, and 2I Nyoman Pugeg Aryantha 1Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (IBRL), School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang Malaysia.2School of Life Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. […]

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Studies on Antibiotic Compound(s) of Methanol Extract of Curculigo latifolia Dryand

Studies on Antibiotic Compound(s) of Methanol Extract of Curculigo latifolia Dryand 1Lim Sheh Hong* and 1Darah Ibrahim 1Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (IBRL), School of Biological Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang Malaysia *Corresponding author email: limshehhong77@gmail.com Abstract A research was conducted to study the effect of different parts of the extracts from Curculigo latifolia Dryand […]

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Antimicrobial Activity of Phomopsis sp. ED2, an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth

Antimicrobial Activity of Phomopsis sp. ED2,  an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Orthosiphon stamineus Benth  1Tong Woei Yenn, 1Darah Ibrahim, and  2Latiffah Zakaria 1Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia. 2Plant Pathology Research Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Minden, Penang, Malaysia. Coorresponding Author: woeiyenn@yahoo.com […]

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Fungal bioconversion of old oil-palm trunks by enzymatic hydrolysis on development of alternate energy source

Fungal bioconversion of old oil-palm trunks by enzymatic hydrolysis on development of alternate energy source *Lee Kok Chang1, Takamitsu Arai2, Akihiko Kosugi2, Darah Ibrahim1, Panida Prawitwong2, Yutaka Mori2 1Industrial Biotechnology Research Laboratory (IBRL), School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 Minden, Penang Malaysia.2Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences,  1-1,Ohwashi,Tsukuba,Ibaraki 305-8686,Japan. *Corresponding author: leekokchang81@yahoo.com Abstract […]

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