Beng Fye Lau
University of Malaya
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#1Beng Fye Lau (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 9
#2Kin Weng Kong (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 14
Last. Amin Ismail (UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Background There is a renewed interest in the utilisation of agricultural by-products, particularly those from crop plants, as a source of functional ingredients. The banana (Musa spp.) is a popular food crop worldwide but its inflorescence is often undervalued, similar to other agricultural by-products. As the banana inflorescence is traditionally consumed as food and medicine, it has the potential to be developed into functional foods. Scope and approach The present review systematica...
#1Sze Yin Cheng (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 1
#2Pau Loke Show (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)H-Index: 20
Last. Tau Chuan Ling (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 28
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Heavy metal pollution is one of the most pervasive environmental problems globally. Novel finely tuned algae have been proposed as a means to improve the efficacy and selectivity of heavy metal biosorption. This article reviews current research on selective algal heavy metal adsorption and critically discusses the performance of novel biosorbents. We emphasize emerging state-of-the-art techniques that customize algae for enhanced performance and selectivity, particularly molecular and chemical e...
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#2Chin Siang KueH-Index: 4
Last. Beng Fye LauH-Index: 9
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#1Nur ‘Afina Rusdi (Management and Science University)
#2Chin Siang Kue (Management and Science University)H-Index: 4
Last. Lik Voon Kiew (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 11
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Despite the extensive work on anticancer drug discovery, the number of potent lead compounds that enter the preclinical and clinical trials thus far is still low due to the poor selectivity and und...
#1Pei Jean TanH-Index: 2
#2Beng Fye Lau (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 9
Last. Vyomesh PatelH-Index: 1
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Microorganisms are now recognized as a keysource of medicine. In this study, we aim to identify and characterize target-specific inhibitors from actinobacteria using zebrafish embryo developmental defect as readouts. From our preliminary screen, we evaluated 176 Malaysian actinobacteria extracts and from these, 15 extracts (8.52%) were observed to be toxic to embryos at 20 μg/mL at 72-h post fertilization (hpf). Detailed characterization of these 15 toxic hits uncovered one extract derived from ...
#2Chai Phei GanH-Index: 6
Last. Sok Ching Cheong (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 18
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Abstract Background The CXCR4-RhoA and PI3K-mTOR signaling pathways play crucial roles in the dissemination and tumorigenesis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Activation of these pathways have made them promising molecular targets in the treatment of OSCC. Zerumbone, a bioactive monocyclic sesquiterpene isolated from the rhizomes of tropical ginger, Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. has displayed promising anticancer properties with the ability to modulate multiple molecular targets in...
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#1Kai Ling Yu (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 5
#2Beng Fye Lau (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 9
Last. Jo-Shu Chang (NCKU: National Cheng Kung University)H-Index: 76
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Abstract Algal biomass is known as a promising sustainable feedstock for the production of biofuels and other valuable products. However, since last decade, massive amount of interests have turned to converting algal biomass into biochar. Due to their high nutrient content and ion-exchange capacity, algal biochars can be used as soil amendment for agriculture purposes or adsorbents in wastewater treatment for the removal of organic or inorganic pollutants. This review describes the conventional ...
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#1Beng Fye Lau (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 9
#2Noorlidah Abdullah (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 21
Abstract Background Lentinus squarrosulus Mont. is a wild edible mushroom appreciated by the local communities in Africa and Asia for its taste and meaty texture as well as its purported medicinal benefits; however, it is relatively unknown to the communities in other parts of the world and it remains underutilized thus far. In view of the increasing scientific studies carried on L. squarrosulus , a systematic compilation of the research progress and future prospects is deemed timely. Scope and ...
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#1Beng Fye Lau (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 9
#2Noorlidah Abdullah (UM: University of Malaya)H-Index: 21
Mushroom sclerotia, consisting of compact masses of hardened mycelia, are important for fungal survival during adverse conditions. In many parts of the world, mushroom sclerotia are regarded as an important source of food and medicine, especially to the indigenous communities. The medicinal properties of mushroom sclerotia, such as antitumor, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and other activities, have been studied, providing insights into the nature of the active components and underlying me...
#1Beng Fye LauH-Index: 9
#2Noorlidah AbdullahH-Index: 21