The Rhamnan Laboratory focuses on the bioregulatory effects of rhamnan sulfate (Rhamnan), a water soluble dietary fiber extracted from Monostroma nitidum (aosa seaweed). We are conducting our research in partnership with universities in order to use this seaweed’s benefits to assist with current health.
The rhamnan sulfate found in the blessed seas of Ise-Shima is a natural resource that will greatly contribute to people’s lives. Our main mission is to show the possibilities of unknown seaweeds from Japan to the world.
The 20th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods was held in Kyoto on December 3-4, 2022.
A group from Suzuka University of Medical Science made a presentation titled “Suppression of Vascular Endothelial Inflammation by Rhamnan Sulfate from Monostroma nitidum”.
Professor Koji Suzuki (Suzuk University of medical science, Ph.D.) lectured on the physiological activation functions of rhamnan sulfate at the health food ingredient expo “Supply Side West 2017,” held in Las Vegas on September 28th (Thu.).
Professor Norihiro Nishimura (Vice president of Mie University, Ph.D.) lectured on the physiological activation functions of rhamnan sulfate at the health food ingredient expo “Supply Side West 2016,” held in Las Vegas on October 6th (Thurs.) and 7th (Fri.).
A lecture about rhamnan addressing its health effects was held by Professor Norihiro Nishimura (Vice president of Mie University, Ph.D.). In addition, a lecture on the red seaweed Dulse was also given at the event by guest speaker Professor Charles Toombs of Oregon State University.