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Food applications of bacterial cell wall hydrolases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21093250     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Bacterial cell wall hydrolases (BCWHs) display a remarkable structural and functional diversity that offers perspectives for novel food applications, reaching beyond those of the archetype BCWH and established biopreservative hen egg white lysozyme. Insights in BCWHs from bacteriophages to animals have provided concepts for tailoring BCWHs to target specific pathogens or spoilage bacteria, or, conversely, to expand their working range to Gram-negative bacteria. Genetically modified foods expressing BCWHs in situ showed successful, but face regulatory and ethical concerns. An interesting spin-off development is the use of cell wall binding domains of bacteriophage BCWHs for detection and removal of foodborne pathogens. Besides for improving food safety or stability, BCWHs may also find use as functional food ingredients with specific health effects.
Lien Callewaert; Maarten Walmagh; Chris W Michiels; Rob Lavigne
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in biotechnology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1879-0429     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100492     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Biotechnol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Centre for Food and Microbial Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23 box 2457, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium.
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