I super appreciate your genomics knowledge thus Im giving you a slighly better than usual reply hoping you will linger at imminst longecity
from what I have read about GABA it does not pass the blood brain barrier http://en.wikipedia....inobutyric_acid
I've eaten a few grams of GABA with no detectable effect.
That said it is possible that fermenting a food with much GABA (or germinating seeds) could create chemicals that cross the blood brain barrier that have GABA like structures,
As a result of your genomics knowledge you may know of enzymes present only at the brain that could turn gaba linked to a naturally produced (sprouting or fermenting) blood brain barrier transporter molecule to GABA Doing things to rice may confer longevity
If you can stand the thought of fermented brown rice It is possible that versions of these two bacteria published as giving longevity may (unrelatedly) also modify GABA at food to make GABA variations that reach the CNS creating a calming longevity food. http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/21652104
The mean life span (determined as mean percent survival) of worms fed L. plantarum CJLP133 and L. fermentum LA12 was 13.89% and 13.69% greater, respectively, than that of control nematodes after 21 days (P=0.036 and 0.043, respectively).
(In the current study, the probiotic potential of approximately 350 strains of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Korean infant feces and Kimchi was investigated.)
similar research http://www.ncbi.nlm....um%20CJLP133%20
As a nifty area of related research a researcher noted that digestion of wheat protein caused pharmacologically active opioid peptides to be produced during digestion causing sleepiness.
You may like this video I made a while ago called longevity rice about engineering rice to give longevity NDGA as well as AEDG peptides are noted
Edited by treonsverdery, 21 October 2011 - 07:23 PM.