Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a Japanese food and chemical corporation which produces seasonings, cooking oils, TV dinners, sweeteners, amino acids, and pharmaceuticals. In particular it is the world's largest producer of aspartame, with a 40% global market share.The literal translation of Aji no Moto is “Essence of Taste,” used as a trademark for the company’s original monosodium glutamate product.Its head office is located in Chūō, Tokyo.Ajinomoto operates in 26 countries, employing around 27,518 people as of 2013. Its yearly revenue in the fiscal year of 2013 stands at around US$12 billion. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-05-10

A method for producing an L-amino acid of glutamate family such as L-glutamic acid is provided. An L-amino acid of glutamate family is produced by culturing a coryneform bacterium having an ability for producing an L-amino acid of glutamate family, which has been modified so that the activity of an -ketoglutaric acid (-KG) uptake carrier is increased, in a medium, and collecting the L-amino acid of glutamate family from the medium.


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-05-03

The present invention aims to provide a sweetness receptor antagonist useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity and the like. A sweetness receptor antagonist containing a compound represented by the formula (I)


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-01-05

A method for perming or coloring hair, in which hair is treated with a cosmetic composition including a protein-glutaminase and not including an alkaline substance. A method of enhancing hair-permeation of an active ingredient included in a cosmetic composition, in which a protein glutaminase is included in the cosmetic composition. The cosmetic composition does not include an alkaline substance, and the active ingredient is at least one of a hair perm agent and a hair coloring agent.


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-01-27

The present invention aims to provide a medium-chain acyl basic amino acid derivative which, when blended in a liquid 5 cosmetic such as skin lotion, skin milk and the like, suppresses gelation while maintaining affinity to the skin and the like and can afford a stable preparation. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (1) wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof.


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-06-07

The present invention aims to provide a medium-chain acyl basic amino acid derivative which, when blended in a liquid cosmetic such as skin lotion, skin milk and the like, suppresses gelation while maintaining affinity to the skin and the like and can afford a stable preparation. The present invention relates to a compound represented by the formula (1)


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. and Kyoto University | Date: 2017-06-28

The problem of the present invention is to provide a means that enables conventionally-difficult growth and culture of mesenchymal stem cells for a long period, without using any special apparatus, equipment and the like. The above problem is solved by providing a medium for mesenchymal stem cells in which seven kinds of nonessential amino acids of glycine, alanine, serine, proline, asparagine, aspartic acid and glutamic acid are reduced.


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-03-10

The present invention provides a composition containing (A) and (B), which shows a decreased peculiar odor of acylproline and a salt thereof, has a moist feeling and is superior in the stability: (A) acylproline represented by the formula (1) or a salt thereof (wherein an acyl group represented by R^(1)CO is an acyl group induced from saturated or unsaturated fatty acid having 3-23 carbon atoms) (B) a zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylate.


Patent
Ajinomoto Co. | Date: 2017-07-19

The present invention provides a composition containing (A) and (B), which shows a decreased peculiar odor of acylproline and a salt thereof, has a moist feeling and is superior in the stability:(A) acylproline represented by the formula (1) or a salt thereof^(1)-CO- is an acyl group induced from saturated or unsaturated fatty acid having 3 - 23 carbon atoms)(B) a zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylate.


An evaluating method includes an evaluating step of evaluating a future risk of lifestyle-related disease for a subject to be evaluated using a concentration value of an amino acid included in amino acid concentration data on the concentration value of the amino acid in blood collected from the subject.


The present invention aims to provide a multilamellar vesicle preparation which can be produced conveniently and is superior in stability. A multilamellar vesicle preparation containing component (A): a compound represented by the formula (1) wherein each symbol is as described in the SPECIFICATION, or a salt thereof, component (B): a physiologically active substance, and component (C): water.

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