Sun Yat Sen University and Kao Corporation | Date: 2015-01-20
The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition or a cosmetic product which can accelerate production of ceramide in cells. The ceramide production-accelerating agent contains a plant selected from the group consisting of
Kao Corporation | Date: 2015-06-01
The present invention is directed to KIAA1199, which is a novel factor involved in decomposition of hyaluronic acid, and to use thereof. More specifically, the invention is directed to a hyaluronic acid decomposition-promoting agent containing the KIAA1199 gene and a protein encoded by the gene; to a hyaluronic acid decomposition-inhibiting agent characterized by inhibiting the activity or expression thereof (including an siRNA or a monoclonal antibody); and to a method for screening a novel hyaluronic acid decomposition-controlling agent, in which the method contains employing the expression of KIAA1199 as an index.
Kao Corporation | Date: 2015-02-25
Kao Corporation | Date: 2015-04-23
A method for producing a polyphenol composition including a step of subjecting (A) a hardly water-soluble polyphenol and (B) one or more selected from cathechins, chlorogenic acids and methylated compounds of hardly water-soluble polyphenols to a heat treatment at from 100 to 180 C. in the presence of an aqueous medium.
Kao Corporation | Date: 2015-06-23
A method of detecting a heat-resistant fungus, which has a step of identifying the heat-resistant fungus using the following nucleic acid (I) or (II):