luffa cylindrica
plant material obtained from the fruit of the sponge loofah, luffa cylindrica, cucurbitaceae
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Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
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CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: abrasives
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Recommendation for luffa cylindrica usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for luffa cylindrica flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
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 loofah sponge
 plant material obtained from the fruit of the sponge loofah, luffa cylindrica, cucurbitaceae
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PubMed: Luffa cylindrica suppresses development of Dermatophagoides farinae-induced atopic dermatitis-like skin lesions in Nc/Nga mice.
PubMed: Amputation of congo red dye from waste water using microwave induced grafted Luffa cylindrica cellulosic fiber.
PubMed: Cucurbits depicted in Byzantine mosaics from Israel, 350-600 ce.
PubMed: Hydrogen peroxide mediates abscisic acid-induced HSP70 accumulation and heat tolerance in grafted cucumber plants.
PubMed: The sub/supra-optimal temperature-induced inhibition of photosynthesis and oxidative damage in cucumber leaves are alleviated by grafting onto figleaf gourd/luffa rootstocks.
PubMed: Local crop planting systems enhance insecticide-mediated displacement of two invasive leafminer fly.
PubMed: A multiscale study on the structural and mechanical properties of the luffa sponge from Luffa cylindrica plant.
PubMed: Fixed-bed biosorption of cadmium using immobilized Scenedesmus obliquus CNW-N cells on loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge.
PubMed: Description of a new Pratylenchus species from China (Tylenchida, Pratylenchidae).
PubMed: Ethanol fermentation of sugarcane molasses by Zymomonas mobilis MTCC 92 immobilized in Luffa cylindrica L. sponge discs and Ca-alginate matrices.
PubMed: Luffa cylindrica and phytosterols bioconversion: from shake flask to jar bioreactor.
PubMed: Improvement of Ni phytostabilization by inoculation of Ni resistant Bacillus megaterium SR28C.
PubMed: Performance of Luffa cylindrica as immobilization matrix in bioconversion reactions by Nicotiana tabacum BY-2.
PubMed: Loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge: review of development of the biomatrix as a tool for biotechnological applications.
PubMed: Thermal and mechanical properties of bio-nanocomposites reinforced by Luffa cylindrica cellulose nanocrystals.
PubMed: Functional components in Luffa cylindrica and their effects on anti-inflammation of macrophage cells.
PubMed: Evaluation of UV/TiO(2) and UV/ZnO photocatalytic systems coupled to a biological process for the treatment of bleaching pulp mill effluent.
PubMed: Balsamin, a novel ribosome-inactivating protein from the seeds of Balsam apple Momordica balsamina.
PubMed: Structural characterization and anti-HIV-1 activities of arginine/glutamate-rich polypeptide Luffin P1 from the seeds of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Taxonomic significance of trichomes micromorphology in cucurbits.
PubMed: Cloning and soluble expression of mature alpha-luffin from Luffa cylindrica and its antitumor activities in vitro.
PubMed: Host range and complete genome sequence of Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus, a new member of the genus Crinivirus.
PubMed: A natural sorbent, Luffa cylindrica for the removal of a model basic dye.
PubMed: Disinfection of waterborne coliform bacteria using Luffa cylindrica fruit and seed extracts.
PubMed: A novel recombinant immunotoxin with the smallest ribosome-inactivating protein Luffin P1: T-cell cytotoxicity and prolongation of allograft survival.
PubMed: Statistical optimization of alpha-amylase production with immobilized cells of Streptomyces erumpens MTCC 7317 in Luffa cylindrica L. sponge discs.
PubMed: Cortical Aerenchyma formation in hypocotyl and adventitious roots of Luffa cylindrica subjected to soil flooding.
PubMed: Dye adsorption behavior of Luffa cylindrica fibers.
PubMed: A new flavone glycoside from the fruits of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Immobilization of Streptomyces clavuligerus on loofah sponge for the production of clavulanic acid.
PubMed: Acetylation of loofa (Luffa cylindrica) sponge as immobilization carrier for bioprocesses involving cellulase.
PubMed: [Analysis on bioactivity of HIV-1 integrase by ELISA method].
PubMed: Immunomodulatory effects of two sapogenins 1 and 2 isolated from Luffa cylindrica in Balb/C mice.
PubMed: Production of lactic acid with loofa sponge immobilized Rhizopus oryzae RBU2-10.
PubMed: Antioxidant constituents in the fruits of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem.
PubMed: Degradation of carbendazim and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid by immobilized consortium on loofa sponge.
PubMed: Experimental investigation of various vegetable fibers as sorbent materials for oil spills.
PubMed: [Cloning and expression of luffin-a gene from the seeds of Luffa cylindrical].
PubMed: Loofa sponge as a scaffold for culture of rat hepatocytes.
PubMed: Morphosynthesis: high fidelity inorganic replica of the fibrous network of loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Occurrence and significance of Cryptococcus neoformans in vegetables and fruits.
PubMed: Alginate coated loofa sponge discs for the removal of cadmium from aqueous solutions.
PubMed: [Purification and partial characterization of luffin P1, a peptide with translational inhibitory activity and trypsin inhibitory activity, from seeds of Luffa cylindrica].
PubMed: Purification and characterization of Luffin P1, a ribosome-inactivating peptide from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: L-Lactic acid production from raw cassava starch in a circulating loop bioreactor with cells immobilized in loofa (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Crystal structure of beta-luffin, a ribosome-inactivating protein, at 2.0 A resolution.
PubMed: Contamination of ribosome inactivating proteins with ribonucleases, separated by affinity chromatography on red sepharose.
PubMed: A novel circulating loop bioreactor with cells immobilized in loofa ( Luffa cylindrica) sponge for the bioconversion of raw cassava starch to ethanol.
PubMed: Chlorella sorokiniana immobilized on the biomatrix of vegetable sponge of Luffa cylindrica: a new system to remove cadmium from contaminated aqueous medium.
PubMed: [Biological characters of the different varieties for Luffa cylindrica].
PubMed: Purification,characterization and chemical modification studies on a translation inhibitor protein from Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Isolation, Purification and Characterization of a Group of Novel Small Molecular Ribosome Inactivating Protein -- LuffinS from Seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: In vitro Inhibition of Human Melanoma Cells by Immunotoxin Luffin B-Ng76.
PubMed: Isolation and characterization of luffacylin, a ribosome inactivating peptide with anti-fungal activity from sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) seeds.
PubMed: Preparation and Use of a Monoclonal Antibodyagainst Luffin b.
PubMed: Cloning and Expression of Luffin-b cDNA from the Seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Isolation of lilin, a novel arginine- and glutamate-rich protein with potent antifungal and mitogenic activities from lily bulbs.
PubMed: Luffangulin, a novel ribosome inactivating peptide from ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) seeds.
PubMed: Molecular cloning and characterization of isomultiflorenol synthase, a new triterpene synthase from Luffa cylindrica, involved in biosynthesis of bryonolic acid.
PubMed: [Studies on the chemical structure of lucyoside R from leaves of Luffa cylindrica roem].
PubMed: Studies on the anti-mitogenic, anti-phage and hypotensive effects of several ribosome inactivating proteins.
PubMed: The plant ribosome inactivating proteins luffin and saporin are potent inhibitors of HIV-1 integrase.
PubMed: Antiproliferative effect and apoptotic response in vitro of human melanoma cells to liposomes containing the ribosome-inactivating protein luffin.
PubMed: Immobilization of polymethylgalacturonase producing Aspergillus niger on Luffa sponge material.
PubMed: Differential response of human melanoma and Ehrlich ascites cells in vitro to the ribosome-inactivating protein luffin.
PubMed: Sechiumin, a ribosome-inactivating protein from the edible gourd, Sechium edule Swartz--purification, characterization, molecular cloning and expression.
PubMed: Chemical modifications of momordin-a and luffin-a, ribosome-inactivating proteins from the seeds of Momordica charantia and Luffa cylindrica: involvement of His140, Tyr165, and Lys231 in the protein-synthesis inhibitory activity.
PubMed: Actions of pokeweed antiviral protein on virus-infected protoplasts.
PubMed: Primary structure of 6.5k-arginine/glutamate-rich polypeptide from the seeds of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Isolation and molecular characterization of four arginine/glutamate rich polypeptides from the seeds of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Modeling of the three-dimensional structure of luffin-alpha and its simulated reaction with the substrate oligoribonucleotide GAGA.
PubMed: Production of ribosome-inactivating protein from hairy root cultures of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem.
PubMed: Anti-complement activity of oleanolic acid: an inhibitor of C3-convertase of the classical complement pathway.
PubMed: Luffin-S--a small novel ribosome-inactivating protein from Luffa cylindrica. Characterization and mechanism studies.
PubMed: Growth and production characteristics of permeabilized Coleus blumei cells in immobilized fed-batch culture.
PubMed: [Chemical constituents of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem].
PubMed: Vegetable sponge as a matrix to immobilize micro-organisms: a trial study for hyphal fungi, yeast and bacteria.
PubMed: Differential abilities of the ribosome inactivating proteins luffaculin, luffins and momorcochin to induce abnormalities in developing mouse embryos in vitro.
PubMed: Changes in ovulatory and steroidogenic responses in mice after administration of the ribosome inactivating proteins momorcochin, luffaculin and luffins.
PubMed: Intracellular distribution of the hydrophobic triterpene, bryonolic acid, in cultured cells of Luffa cylindrica L.
PubMed: Production of an anti-allergic triterpene bryonolic acid, by plant cell cultures.
PubMed: Protein, cDNA, and genomic DNA sequences of the towel gourd trypsin inhibitor. A squash family inhibitor.
PubMed: Nucleotide sequence of cDNA encoding beta-luffin, another ribosome-inactivating protein from Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Two proteins with ribosome-inactivating, cytotoxic and abortifacient activities from seeds of Luffa cylindrica roem (Cucurbitaceae).
PubMed: Proteins with abortifacient, ribosome inactivating, immunomodulatory, antitumor and anti-AIDS activities from Cucurbitaceae plants.
PubMed: Nucleotide sequence of cDNA encoding alpha-luffin, a ribosome-inactivating protein from Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Cloning and expression of a Luffa ribosome-inactivating protein-related protein.
PubMed: Anti-allergic effect of bryonolic acid from Luffa cylindrica cell suspension cultures.
PubMed: Ribosomal inhibitory proteins from plants inhibit HIV-1 replication in acutely infected peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
PubMed: Conserved amino acid residues in ribosome-inactivating proteins from plants.
PubMed: Structures of two new fibrinolytic saponins from the seed of Luffa cylindrica Roem.
PubMed: N-acetyl-D-glucosamine-asparagine structure in ribosome-inactivating proteins from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica and Phytolacca americana.
PubMed: Complete amino acid sequence of luffin-b, a ribosome-inactivating protein from sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) seeds.
PubMed: Complete amino acid sequence of luffin-a, a ribosome-inactivating protein from the seeds of sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica).
PubMed: Isolation and partial characterization of three protein-synthesis inhibitory proteins from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Complete amino acid sequence of luffin-a, a ribosome-inactivating protein from the seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: Identification of lysine residue at or near active site of luffin-a, a ribosome-inactivating protein from seeds of Luffa cylindrica.
PubMed: [Antiviral effects of extracts of the Luffa cylindrica vine. In vivo and in vitro studies].
PubMed: [Antiviral effect of an extract of Luffa cylindrica (L 043) on Japanese B encephalitis virus infection in vivo].
PubMed: [Studies on the constituents of Cucurbitaceae plants. VI. On the saponin constituents of Luffa cylindrica Roem. (1)].
PubMed: Isolation and fusion studies on protoplasts from pollen tetrads.
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