Occurrence and partial characterization of serine protease inhibitors in the bark extract of some medicinal plants in Sri Lanka

Protease inhibitors play a vital role concerning proteases. Serine proteases are responsible for a variety of physiological processes and pathological conditions. Therefore, recently interest in protease inhibitors has increased, especially from natural sources such as plants. This study aimed at the identification of a potential candidate plant, the development of an assay procedure to detect …

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Development of Indian-Almond and Jackfruit Flour-Based Biscuit and Analysis of Proximate, Sensory, and Shelf-Life

Indian almond (Terminalia catappa) and jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) are widely grown fruits in Sri Lanka, yet the market lacks value-added products incorporating these. This research aims to address this gap by developing biscuit formulations using Indian almond and jackfruit flour. Six biscuit samples were prepared using varying ratios of Indian almond flour, jackfruit flour, and …

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Formulation of Jackfruit Bulb (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Flour and Wheat Flour Composite for Noodle Production

This study investigated the reduction of postharvest losses of Jackfruits by value addition and formulation of jackfruit bulb flour and wheat flour composite for noodle production in the local market. Jackfruit bulbs were subjected to mechanical drying, grinding and sieving (particle size <200┬Ám) to yield the jackfruit bulb flour. The composite flour consists of different …

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Identifying New Pathogen for Black Rot Disease of Tea and Incorporated Wedelia trilobata Extraction and Captan for Controlling Black Rot Disease.

The black rot disease (causal fungus; Cortcium theae and Cortcium invisium) of tea (Camellia sinensis) is one of the foliar diseases in Sri Lanka. It is a serious concern for the tea industry due to the reduced tea yield and quality. Recently, synthetic fungicides have been used to control black rot disease, but they are …

Identifying New Pathogen for Black Rot Disease of Tea and Incorporated Wedelia trilobata Extraction and Captan for Controlling Black Rot Disease.Read More