Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-1-1990

Abstract

Cholesterol reductase was discovered in certain green plant parts. The enzyme is known to be present in several bacteria that commonly inhabit the digestive tract of animals. Eubacteria species A.T.C.C. 21408 is one such cholesterol reductase-containing bacterium. It is concentrated from a homogenate, preferably of leaves of plants or from bacteria or other organisms to provide a cell-free, cholesterol reductase-enriched preparation that can be used to decrease cholesterol content of food substances.

Patent Number

US 4,921,710

ISURF Reference Number

01093

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,

Application Number

US 07/222,016

Date Filed

7-21-1988

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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