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The effect of cell immobilization on the antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus reuteri DPC16 cells during passage through a simulated gastrointestinal tract system.
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PMID:  22806742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cell immobilization has the ability to influence the survival and functional characteristics of probiotic bacterial strains in harsh environments. This study investigated the effect of cell immobilization and passage through a simulated gastrointestinal tract (GI) on the antibacterial activity of Lactobacillus reuteri DPC16. Antibacterial activity, reuterin production and diol dehydratase activity were assayed in recovered isolates of L. reuteri that had been immobilized in Ca alginate-skim milk, and incubated in simulated GI fluids. Among all the recovered isolates tested, any that had undergone immobilization followed by immediate recovery of the cells without subsequent incubation in any fluids demonstrated the highest reuterin production, antimicrobial activity and diol dehydratase enzyme activity. L. reuteri DPC16 cells that had been immobilized, incubated in simulated GI fluids, and subsequently recovered from the beads often showed some loss of antimicrobial activity compared to the immobilized cells. The data confirm that the process of immobilization of L. reuteri in Ca alginate-skim milk, rather than the passage through simulated GI fluids, resulted in enhanced antibacterial activity. This is attributed to increased diol dehydratase activity, resulting in increased reuterin production.
Qian Zhao; Ian S Maddox; Anthony Mutukumira; Sung Je Lee; Quan Shu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of microbiology & biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0972     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-7-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9012472     Medline TA:  World J Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
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