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Dr Prabhu Balan PhD

Research Officer - Alpha Massey Natural Nutraceutical Research Centre

Riddet Institute

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Nutraceutical Research, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Nutrition, Immunology, Meat science

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Basic Pharmacology (111501): Immunology (110700): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100): Nutritional Physiology (111103): Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111500)

Keywords

Nutraceutical Research, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Nutrition, Immunology, Meat Science

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Balan, P., Mal, G., Das, S., & Singh, H. (2016). Synergistic and Additive Antimicrobial Activities of Curcumin, Manuka Honey and Whey Proteins. Journal of Food Biochemistry. 40(5), 647-654
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Singh, H.
Balan, P., Kim, YHB., Stuart, A., Kemp, R., & Farouk, M. (2015). Effects of electrical stimulation and pre-rigor conditioning temperature on ageing potential of hot-boned beef muscle. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Produccion Animal. 22(5), 490-493 Retrieved from http://www.alpa.org.ve/ojs/index.php/ojs_files/article/viewFile/2465/842
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P.
Kim, YHB., Liesse, C., Kemp, R., & Balan, P. (2015). Evaluation of combined effects of ageing period and freezing rate on quality attributes of beef loins. Meat Science. 110, 40-45
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P., Kim, YHB., & Blijenburg, R. (2014). Small heat shock protein degradation could be an indicator of the extent of myofibrillar protein degradation. Meat Science. 97(2), 220-222
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P.
Han, KS., Balan, P., Hong, HD., Choi, WI., Cho, CW., Lee, YC., . . . Singh, H. (2014). Korean ginseng modulates the ileal microbiota and mucin gene expression in the growing rat. Food and Function. 5(7), 1506-1512
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Dukkipati, VSR., & Moughan, PJ. (2014). Recovery of intact IgG in the gastrointestinal tract of the growing rat following ingestion of an ovine serum immunoglobulin. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 98(2), 209-214
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Dukkipati, V., Moughan, P.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Lawley, B., & Moughan, PJ. (2013). Orally administered ovine serum immunoglobulins modulate the intestinal levels of Lactobacillus and enterobacteria in the growing rat. Journal of Animal Science. 91(8), 3724-3732
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.
Balan, P., & Moughan, PJ. (2013). Intact but not denatured ovine serum immunoglobulins positively modulate mucosal immune mediators in the growing rat challenged with Salmonella enteritidis. British Journal of Nutrition. 110(6), 1031-1039
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Rutherfurd, SM., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2011). Dietary supplementation with ovine serum immunoglobulin attenuates acute effects on growth, organ weights, gut morphology and intestinal mucin production in the growing rat challenged with Salmonella enteritidis. Animal. 5(10), 1570-1578
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2011). Dietary supplementation with ovine serum immunoglobulin is associated with an increased gut luminal mucin concentration in the growing rat. Animal. 5(12), 1916-1922
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Rutherfurd-Markwick, K., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2011). Ovine serum immunoglobulin has immunomodulatory effects in growing rats gavaged with Salmonella enteritidis. Journal of Nutrition. 141(5), 950-956
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Rutherfurd, K., Singh, H.
Han, KS., Balan, P., Molist Gasa, F., & Boland, M. (2011). Green kiwifruit modulates the colonic microbiota in growing pigs. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 52(4), 379-385
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Boland, M.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Rutherfurd-Markwick, K., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2010). Immunomodulatory effects of ovine serum immunoglobulin in the growing rat. Animal. 4(10), 1702-1708
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Rutherfurd, K., Singh, H.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Rutherfurd, SM., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2009). Orally administered ovine serum immunoglobulins influence growth performance, organ weights, and gut morphology in growing rats. Journal of Nutrition. 139(2), 244-249
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P., Singh, H.
Joshi, S., Balan, P., & Gurney, AM. (2006). Pulmonary vasoconstrictor action of KCNQ potassium channel blockers. Respiratory Research. 7
[Journal article]Authored by: Balan, P.

Book

Moughan, PJ., Rutherfurd, SM., & Balan, P. (2013). Kiwifruit, Mucins, and the Gut Barrier. In Advances in Food and Nutrition Research. (pp. 169 - 185).
[Chapter]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.

Thesis

Balan, P. (2011). Effects of orally administered ovine serum immunoglobulin in the normal and Salmonella enteritidis- challenged growing rat. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P. (2005). Pharmacological studies of KCNQ channels in rat intrapulmonary arteries. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P. (1998). Evaluation of certain plant oils and their extracts in the treatment of candidiasis. M. Pharm (Pharmacology) thesis,. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Balan, P.

IP

Kim, YHB., Senna Salerno, M., Leath, S., Balan, P., & Kemp, R.(2017). . WO2015020537 A1: New Zealand: A method and control system for optimising the quality of meat
[Patent]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P.(2012). . New Zealand patent application 602316: New Zealand: Oral healthcare product for companion animals
[Patent]Authored by: Balan, P.

Report

Balan, P., & Ward, M.(2012). Validation of Alpha group food supplements for toxins and pesticide.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Balan, P.

Conference

Balan, P., Stuart, A., Kemp, R., Pirie, M., & Farouk, MM. (2015). Effects of additional electrical stimulation and pre-rigor conditioning temperature on ageing potential of hot-boned beef muscle. ICoMST 2015 Short Papers. : 61st International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P. (2014). Ovine serum immunoglobulins positively modulate gut immunity and microbiota in a rodent model. , 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Balan, P.
Choe, J., Kim, YHB., & Balan, P.Effect of different ageing temperature on meat quality attributes of aged/frozen lamb loins. . Swissotel Grand Efes, İzmir
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P., Kim, YHB., Choe, J., & Kemp, R.Frozen meat with superior quality I: effect of fast freezing then thaw-aging on meat quality attributes of lamb loins. . Swissotel Grand Efes, İzmir
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P. (2013, August). Intact but not denatured ovine serum immunoglobulin positively modulate gut immunity in a rodent model. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of Korean Society of Food Science and Technology (KoSFoST). Cheonan, South Korea.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P., & Moughan, P. (2011). Potential application of ovine serum immunoglobulins during total parenteral nutrition. In 2011 Internation Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health Proceedings(pp. 83 - 83). : Riddet Institute
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.
Balan, P., & Moughan, P. (2011). Potential application of ovine serum immunoglobulins during total parenteral nutrition. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2011 International Symposium: Dietary Protein for Human Health. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.
Balan, P., Han, K-S., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2010). Gut microbial modulation and immunomodulation by ovine serum immunoglobulins in the growing rat. Poster session presented at the meeting of USA/Ireland Functional Food Conference: Dietary Optimisation of Gut Function and the Microbiota. Cork, Ireland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.
Han, K-S., Sengupta, R., Balan, P., Deglaire, A., Singh, H., & Moughan, PJ. (2007). Effect of bioactive protein on mucin gene expression in rat small intestine. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting: Views From the Frontiers of Molecular Biology. Queenstown, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.

Other

Balan, P., Moughan, PJ., & Rutherfurd, SM. (2012). Immune+™. Immunoglobulin for health and vigour. (pp. 1 - 8).
[Other]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P.
Balan, P. (2012, September). Synergistic and/or additive effects of honey and an asian spice.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P. (2012, September). Effects of orally administered ovine serum immunoglobulin in the normal and Salmonella enteritidis- challenged growing rat.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balan, P.
Balan, P., Han, KS., Singh, H., & Moughan, . (2009, October). Gut microbial modulation and immunomodulation by ovine serum immunolgobulins in the growing rat..
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Balan, P., Moughan, P., Singh, H.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Alex Kanon - Doctor of Philosophy
    Consumption of a kiwifruit extract increases mucus production and maintains mucosal barrier integrity leading to improved gastrointestinal health
  • Wei Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Characterizing New Zealand grown ginseng (panax ginseng)

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