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In vivo antistress and antioxidant effects of fermented and germinated mung bean


Yeap, Swee Keong and Beh, Boon Kee and Mohd Ali, Norlaily and Mohd Yusof, Hamidah and Ho, Wan Yong and Koh, Soo Peng and Mohamed Alitheen, Noorjahan Banu and Long, Kamariah (2014) In vivo antistress and antioxidant effects of fermented and germinated mung bean. BioMed Research International, 2014. art. no. 694842. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2314-6133; ESSN: 2314-6141


Mung bean has been traditionally used to alleviate heat stress. This effect may be contributed by the presence of flavonoids and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). On the other hand, fermentation and germination have been practised to enhance the nutritional and antioxidant properties of certain food products. The main focus of current study was to compare the antistress effect of none-process, fermented and germinated mung bean extracts. Acute and chronic restraint stresses were observed to promote the elevation of serum biochemical markers including cholesterol, triglyceride, total protein, liver enzymes, and glucose. Chronic cold restraint stress was observed to increase the adrenal gland weight, brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), and malondialdehyde (MDA) level while reducing brain antioxidant enzyme level. However, these parameters were found reverted in mice treated with diazepam, high concentration of fermented mung bean and high concentration of germinated mung bean. Moreover, enhanced level of antioxidant on the chronic stress mice was observed in fermented and germinated mung bean treated groups. In comparison between germinated and fermented mung bean, fermented mung bean always showed better antistress and antioxidant effects throughout this study.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/694842
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: In vivo antistress; Antioxidant effect; Fermented mung bean; Germinated mung bean
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 07:16
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 07:16
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/34155
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