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Braz J Microbiol ; 51(4): 2033-2048, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32537676


Bacteriocins are ribosomally synthesized peptides with antibacterial activity against food-borne pathogenic bacteria that cause spoilage, possessing important potential for use as a natural preservative in the food industry. The novel bacteriocin BM1300 produced by Lactobacillus crustorum MN047 was identified after purification in this study. It displayed broad-spectrum antibacterial activity against some selected Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of BM1300 against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 and Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 were 13.4 µg/mL and 6.7 µg/mL, respectively. Moreover, BM1300 showed excellent thermal (between 60 and 120 °C), pH (2-11), and chemical (Tween-40, Tween-80, Triton X-100, and EDTA) stabilities. Time-kill curves revealed that BM1300 exhibited bactericidal activity against S. aureus and E. coli. The scanning and transmission electron microscopy indicated that BM1300 acted by disrupting the cell membrane integrity and increasing cell membrane permeabilization of indicator bacteria. The disruption of cell membrane integrity caused by BM1300 was further demonstrated by the uptake of propidium iodide (PI) and the release of intracellular lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and nucleic acid and proteins. Moreover, BM1300 affected cell cycle distribution to exert antibacterial activity collaboratively. Meanwhile, BM1300 inhibited the growth of S. aureus and E. coli of beef meat and improved the microbiological quality of beef meat. These findings place BM1300 as a potential biopreservative in the food industry.

Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Bacteriocinas/farmacologia , Lactobacillus/química , Animais , Antibacterianos/classificação , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/genética , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/classificação , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemólise , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana
AMB Express ; 10(1): 42, 2020 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32140794


Endocellulase is a key cellulase for cellulosic material pretreatment in the industry by hydrolyzing long cellulose chains into short chains. To investigate the endocellulase characteristics from Bacillus subtilis 1AJ3, and increase its production yield, this paper cloned an endocellulase gene denoted CEL-5A from strain 1AJ3 and expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3). The CEL-5A gene was sequenced with a full-length of 1500 bp, encoding a totally of 500 amino acids, and containing two domains: the GH5 family catalytic domain (CD) and the CBM3 family cellulose-binding domain (CBD). Recombinant endocellulase Cel-5A with a His-tag was purified of the Ni-NTA column, and SDS-PAGE results demonstrated that Cel-5A exhibited a molecular weight of 56.4 kDa. The maximum enzyme activity of Cel-5A was observed at pH 4.5 and 50 °C. Moreover, it was active over the broad temperature region of 30-60 °C, and stable within the pH range of 4.5-10.0. In addition, Co2+ was able to increase enzyme activity, while the majority of metal ions demonstrated stable enzyme activity under low- concentration. The substrate specificity of Cel-5A exhibited a high specific activity on the ß-1,3-1,4 glucan linkage from barley. The Michaelis-Menten constant and the maximum velocity of the recombinant Cel-5A for CMC-Na were determined as 14.87 mg/mL and 19.19 µmol/min/mg, respectively. When Cel-5A was applied to the switchgrass and coffee grounds, its color became lighter and the biomass was observed to loosen following hydrolyzation. The saccharification rate reached 12% of the total weight of switchgrass in 20 h. These properties highlight the potential application of Cel-5A as an endocellulase in the pretreatment of biomass, for example, in the coffee grounds/waste, and related industries.