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- A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, according to a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their German collaborators.
- Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, studies how proteins fold and shape themselves, and how these processes can contribute to a variety of diseases. He says the compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. These patients are susceptible to a frequently fatal condition called light chain amyloidosis, in which parts of the body’s own antibodies become misshapen and can accumulate in various organs, including the heart and kidneys.
“The idea here is twofold: We wanted to better understand how light chain amyloidosis works, and how the green tea compound affects this specific protein,” Bieschke said.
Bieschke’s team first isolated individual light chains from nine patients with bone marrow disorders that caused multiple myeloma or amyloidosis, then ran lab experiments to determine how the green tea compound affected the light chain protein.
Bieschke previously examined EGCG’s effect in both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and found it prevented dangerous buildups of protein present in both diseases. His team had a similar conclusion in this study: In the lab using samples from bone marrow patients, the EGCG transformed light chain amyloid, preventing the misshapen form from replicating and accumulating dangerously.
“In the presence of green tea, the chains have a different internal structure,” Bieschke said. “The ECGC pulled the light chain into a different type of aggregate that wasn’t toxic and didn’t form fibril structures,” as happens to organs affected by amyloidosis.
While Bieschke is gaining a greater understanding at the intracellular processes involved, his partners at the University of Heidelberg are working in tandem with him, running clinical trials.
“My group is looking at the mechanism of the protein in a test tube; we are studying how it works on a foundational level. At the same time, clinical trials at the Amyloidosis Center in Heidelberg, with Alzheimer’s in Berlin and with Parkinson’s in China examine the process in people. We all want this compound to work in a patient.”
The research was recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Shiitake mushroom and kelp, konbu. Shiitake is sun dried and get more power than fresh one. It is good for cancer. Konbu is left over after made dashi broth. Cook together both and double effect for our body. Kelp is good for hair a...nd bunch of minerals are contained. I really want American people to eat more these items. Be healthy and live long and keep young like me?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Taka Update February 21, 2017
Today is Tuesday and we can get Japanese fish. Kinmedai is coming from NZ. I dropped the price of it. Japanese Kinmedai is high price but NZ is not bad. Shima Aji is also coming from NZ but not this week.
Tuna is same as usual, Indonesian Bluefin. This is frozen tuna and I treat as zuke way and make delicious. I buy big eye tuna when I get good one.
Uni is available. It is from California. There is no uni delivery until Thursday. Japanese uni is coming on Thursday.
Live scallop is coming today. This is from Boston.
I start premium Hamachi, yellow tail. It is from Japan. Better taste and affordable price, you have to try.
Friday and Saturday business are not easy. People come one time around 7-8pm. We added tables recently and tried to solve this issue. The seating time is getting shorter than before. But this is a good thing. 6-7 months passed after opened and people finally understand what is Taka Sushi. Thank you so much.
Black Garlic Power
I give my black garlic to the customers who are struggling with diabetes. It works well. And pollen season is just started. I am really bad. But it is not bad after I take black garlic. I think it works maybe. If you want to try this fermented garlic, please let me know. Everybody needs to be healthy! This is my goal.
Top 10 Alkaline Foods That Flush Toxins from Your Body
Most people don’t realize how getting rid of toxins can improve their health. It can lower risk of diseases, fight inflammation and make it easier to lose weight.
Incorporating some alkaline foods in your daily life can help flush out toxins from your body. The foods below support the main cleansing organs – liver, kidneys and colon. Toxins can’t build up in the body when these organs are functioning optimally.
Blue vervain, Soursop, Cabbage, Cucumber, Tila tea, Avocado, Oregano, Peaches, Key limes, Sarsaparilla are good.
Our body is same as iron. It is strong but it rusts. We need to take care of it.
This is from Natural News.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I am covering behind the bar, You can see all messes from the window. And I do it by myself to save money. If I hire someone, I have to pay. I finished the half during lunch break. And I did another half job after closing, So, it's all done. I will show the finished blind later,
I have to do everything, painting, wood work, carpet cleaning.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
We sell Grilled sea bass or black cod, The process of making is same. We use miso, sakelee, sugar, sake, mirin and honey. Sakelee is sake dust, I explain to customers it is just like coffee dust in the coffee maker filter, But this sakelee is amazing. We dump coffee dust but we use sakelee.
And I make pickles with sakelee and miso.