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Anti-Oxidant effects of pomegranate juice on Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell growth

A Aslan, MÝ Can, D Boydak

Abstract


Background: Pomegranate juice has a number of positive effects on both human and animal subjects.
Material and methods: Four groups were used in this study. i: Control group, ii: H2O2 group, iii: Pomegranate juice (PJ) group and iv: PJ +
H2O2 group. Following the sterilization method for pomegranate juice (10%) and H2O2 (6% v/v), Saccharomyces cerevisiae cultures were added
and the cultivation incubated at 35°C for 72 hours. Fatty acids and vitamin concentrations were measured using HPLC and GC and the total protein bands profile were determined by SDS-PAGE.
Results: According to our results statistically significant differences have been determined among the study groups in terms of fatty acids and
vitamin (p<0,05). Fatty acid synthesis, vitamin control and cell density increased in groups to which PJ was given in comparison with the control
group (p<0,05). Pomegranate juice increased vitamins, fatty acids and total protein expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae in comparison with
the control.
Conclusion: Pomegranate juice has a positive effect on fatty acid, vitamin and protein synthesis by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Accordingly, we believe that it has significantly decreased oxidative damage thereby making a  positive impact on yeast development.

Key words: Pomegranate juice, SDS-PAGE, fatty acid, vitamin.




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