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Sci Rep ; 14(1): 8283, 2024 04 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38594374

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Constipation is a widespread problem in paediatric practice, affecting almost 30% of children. One of the key causal factors of constipation may be disturbances in the homeostasis of the gastrointestinal microbiome. The aim of the study was to determine whether the oral and fecal microbiomes differ between children with and without constipation. A total of 91 children over three years of age were included in the study. Of these, 57 were qualified to a group with constipation, and 34 to a group without. The saliva and stool microbiomes were evaluated using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Functional constipation was associated with characteristic bacterial taxa in the fecal microbiota. Statistically significant differences were found at the family level: Burkholderiaceae (q = 0.047), Christensenellaceae (q = 0.047), Chlostridiaceae (q = 0.047) were significantly less abundant in the constipation group, while the Tannerellaceae (q = 0.007) were more abundant. At the genus level, the significant differences were observed for rare genera, including Christensenellaceae r-7 (q = 2.88 × 10-2), Fusicatenibacter (q = 2.88 × 10-2), Parabacteroides (q = 1.63 × 10-2), Romboutsia (q = 3.19 × 10-2) and Subdoligranulum (q = 1.17 × 10-2). All of them were less abundant in children with constipation. With the exception of significant taxonomic changes affecting only feces, no differences were found in the alpha and beta diversity of feces and saliva. Children with functional constipation demonstrated significant differences in the abundance of specific bacteria in the stool microbiome compared to healthy children. It is possible that the rare genera identified in our study which were less abundant in the constipated patients (Christensellaceae r-7, Fusicatenibacter, Parabacteroides, Romboutsia and Subdoligranulum) may play a role in protection against constipation. No significant differences were observed between the two groups with regard to the saliva microbiome.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Lactobacillales , Microbiota , Humanos , Criança , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Constipação Intestinal , Microbiota/genética , Fezes/microbiologia , Boca , Bactérias/genética , Lactobacillales/genética , Bacteroidetes/genética
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Nutrients ; 16(5)2024 Feb 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38474727

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), being ranked as the top fifth most prevalent cancer globally, poses a significant health challenge, with a considerable mortality rate. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection stands as the primary factor contributing to HCC, presenting substantial challenges in its treatment. This study aimed to identify lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with anti-HBV properties and evaluate their impact on the intestinal flora in HBV-associated HCC. Initially, two LAB strains, Levilactobacillus brevis SR52-2 (L. brevis SR52-2) and LeviLactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaicus Q80 (L. delbrueckii Q80), exhibiting anti-HBV effects, were screened in vitro from a pool of 498 LAB strains through cell experiments, with extracellular expression levels of 0.58 ± 0.05 and 0.65 ± 0.03, respectively. These strains exhibited the capability of inhibiting the expression of HBeAg and HBsAg. Subsequent in vitro fermentation, conducted under simulated anaerobic conditions mimicking the colon environment, revealed a decrease in pH levels in both the health control (HC) and HCC groups influenced by LAB, with a more pronounced effect observed in the HC group. Additionally, the density of total short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) significantly increased (p < 0.05) in the HCC group. Analysis of 16S rRNA highlighted differences in the gut microbiota (GM) community structure in cultures treated with L. brevis SR52-2 and L. delbrueckii Q80. Fecal microflora in normal samples exhibited greater diversity compared to HBV-HCC samples. The HCC group treated with LAB showed a significant increase in the abundance of the phyla Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes and Actinobacteria, while Proteobacteria significantly decreased compared to the untreated HCC group after 48 h. In conclusion, the findings indicate that LAB, specifically L. brevis SR52-2 and L. delbrueckii Q80, possessing antiviral properties, contribute to an improvement in gastrointestinal health.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Hepatite B Crônica , Hepatite B , Lactobacillales , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Humanos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/complicações , Vírus da Hepatite B/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S , Anticorpos
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Nutrients ; 16(5)2024 Feb 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38474811

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Lactic-acid-bacteria-derived bacteriocins are used as food biological preservatives widely. Little information is available on the impact of bacteriocin intake with food on gut microbiota in vivo. In this study, the effects of fermented milk supplemented with nisin (FM-nisin) or plantaricin Q7 (FM-Q7) from Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Q7 on inflammatory factors and the gut microbiota of mice were investigated. The results showed that FM-nisin or FM-Q7 up-regulated IFN-γ and down-regulated IL-17 and IL-12 in serum significantly. FM-nisin down-regulated TNF-α and IL-10 while FM-Q7 up-regulated them. The results of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis suggested that the gut microbiome in mice was changed by FM-nisin or FM-Q7. The Firmicutes/Bacteroides ratio was reduced significantly in both groups. It was observed that the volume of Akkermansia_Muciniphila was significantly reduced whereas those of Lachnospiraceae and Ruminococcaceae were increased. The total number of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the mouse feces of the FM-nisin group and FM-Q7 group was increased. The content of acetic acid was increased while the butyric acid content was decreased significantly. These findings indicated that FM-nisin or FM-Q7 could stimulate the inflammation response and alter gut microbiota and metabolic components in mice. Further in-depth study is needed to determine the impact of FM-nisin or FM-Q7 on the host's health.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Lactobacillales , Nisina , Camundongos , Animais , Nisina/metabolismo , Nisina/farmacologia , Leite/metabolismo , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Lactobacillales/metabolismo , Ácido Butírico
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BMC Microbiol ; 24(1): 85, 2024 Mar 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38468236

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Antimicrobial peptides, such as bacteriocin, produced by probiotics have become a promising novel class of therapeutic agents for treating infectious diseases. Selected lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from fermented foods with probiotic potential were evaluated for various tests, including exopolysaccharide production, antibiotic susceptibility, acid and bile tolerance, antibacterial activity, and cell adhesion and cytotoxicity to gastric cell lines. Six selected LAB strains maintained their high viability under gastrointestinal conditions, produced high exopolysaccharides, showed no or less cytotoxicity, and adhered successfully to gastric cells. Furthermore, three strains, Weissella confusa CYLB30, Lactiplantibacillus plantarum CYLB47, and Limosilactobacillus fermentum CYLB55, demonstrated a strong antibacterial effect against drug-resistant Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesuis, Enterococcus faecium, and Staphylococcus aureus. Whole genome sequencing was performed on these three strains using the Nanopore platform; then, the results showed that all three strains did not harbor genes related to toxins, superantigens, and acquired antimicrobial resistance, in their genome. The bacteriocin gene cluster was found in CYLB47 genome, but not in CYLB30 and CYLB55 genomes. In SDS-PAGE, the extract of CYLB30 and CYLB47 bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance (BLIS) yielded a single band with a size of less than 10 kDa. These BLIS inhibited the growth and biofilm formation of drug-resistant P. aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), causing membrane disruption and inhibiting adhesion ability to human skin HaCaT cells. Moreover, CYLB30 and CYLB47 BLIS rescued the larvae after being infected with P. aeruginosa and MRSA infections. In conclusion, CYLB30 and CYLB47 BLIS may be potential alternative treatment for multidrug-resistant bacteria infections.


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Bacteriocinas , Alimentos Fermentados , Lactobacillales , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina , Probióticos , Humanos , Bacteriocinas/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/metabolismo , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Probióticos/metabolismo
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Mol Genet Genomics ; 299(1): 31, 2024 Mar 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38472540

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Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) can be used as a probiotic or starter culture in dairy, meat, and vegetable fermentation. Therefore, their isolation and identification are essential. Recent advances in omics technologies and high-throughput sequencing have made the identification and characterization of bacteria. This study firstly aimed to demonstrate the sensitivity of the Vitek MS (MALDI-TOF) system in the identification of lactic acid bacteria and, secondly, to characterize bacteria using various bioinformatics approaches. Probiotic potency-related genes and secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters were examined. The Vitek MS (MALDI-TOF) system was able to identify all of the bacteria at the genus level. According to whole genome sequencing, the bacteria were confirmed to be Lentilactobacillus buchneri, Levilactobacillus brevis, Lactiplantibacillus plantarum, Levilactobacillus namurensis. Bacteria had most of the probiotic potency-related genes, and different toxin-antitoxin systems such as PemIK/MazEF, Hig A/B, YdcE/YdcD, YefM/YoeB. Also, some of the secondary metabolite biosynthesis gene clusters, some toxic metabolite-related genes, and antibiotic resistance-related genes were detected. In addition, Lentilactobacillus buchneri Egmn17 had a type II-A CRISPR/Cas system. Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Gmze16 had a bacteriocin, plantaricin E/F.


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Lactobacillales , Lactobacillus , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização e Dessorção a Laser Assistida por Matriz , Bactérias , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma , Genômica
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Food Res Int ; 182: 114179, 2024 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38519191

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Co-culture fermentation with yeast and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) exhibits advantages in improving the bioactivity and flavor of wheat bran compared to single-culture fermentation, showing application potentials in bran-containing Chinese steamed bread (CSB). To explore the effects of combination of yeast and different LAB on the bioactivity and flavor of fermented wheat bran, this study analyzed the physicochemical properties, phytate degradation capacity, antioxidant activities, and aroma profile of wheat bran treated with co-culture fermentation by Saccharomycopsis fibuligera and eight different species of LAB. Further, the phenolic acid composition, antioxidant activities, texture properties, aroma profile, and sensory quality of CSB containing fermented wheat bran were evaluated. The results revealed that co-culture fermentation brought about three types of volatile characteristics for wheat bran, including ester-feature, alcohol and acid-feature, and phenol-feature, and the representative strain combinations for these characteristics were S. fibuligera with Limosilactobacillus fermentum, Pediococcus pentosaceus, and Latilactobacillus curvatus, respectively. Co-culture fermentation by S. fibuligera and L. fermentum for 36 h promoted acidification with a phytate degradation rate reaching 51.70 %, and improved the production of volatile ethyl esters with a relative content of 58.47 % in wheat bran. Wheat bran treated with co-culture fermentation by S. fibuligera and L. curvatus for 36 h had high relative content of 4-ethylguaiacol at 52.81 %, and exhibited strong antioxidant activities, with ABTS•+ and DPPH• scavenging rates at 65.87 % and 69.41 %, respectively, and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) at 37.91 µmol/g. In addition, CSB containing wheat bran treated with co-culture fermentation by S. fibuligera and L. fermentum showed a large specific volume, soft texture, and pleasant aroma, and received high sensory scores. CSB containing wheat bran treated with co-culture fermentation by S. fibuligera and L. curvatus, with high contents of 4-ethylguaiacol, 4-vinylguaiacol, ferulic acid, vanillin, syringaldehyde, and protocatechualdehyde, demonstrated strong antioxidant activities. This study is beneficial to the comprehensive utilization of wheat bran resources and provides novel insights into the enhancement of functions and quality for CSB.


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Guaiacol/análogos & derivados , Lactobacillales , Saccharomycopsis , Lactobacillales/metabolismo , Pão/análise , Fibras na Dieta/análise , Odorantes , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Ácido Fítico , Técnicas de Cocultura , Fermentação , China
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Front Cell Infect Microbiol ; 14: 1342781, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38500505

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Question: The large earth bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) maintains a social core gut-microbiota, similar as known from the honey bee, which plays an important role for host health and resistance. Experiments under laboratory conditions with commercial hives are limited to vertically transmitted microbes and neglect influences of environmental factors or external acquisition of microbes. Various environmental and landscape-level factors may have an impact on the gut-microbiota of pollinating insects, with consequences for pollinator health and fitness in agroecosystems. Still, it is not fully clear whether access to different flower diversities will have a significant influence on the bumble bee microbiota. Here, we tested in a semi-field experiment if the bumble bee microbiota changes over time when exposed to different flower diversities within outdoor flight cages. We used commercial hives to distinguish between vertically and horizontally transmitted bacteria, respectively from the nest environment or the exposed outside environment. Result: The sequential sampling of foraging workers over a period of 35 days indicated a temporal progression of the bumble bee microbiota when placed outside. The microbiota increased in diversity and changed in composition and variability over time. We observed a major increase in relative abundance of the families Lactobacillaceae, Bifidobacteriaceae and Weeksellaceae. In contrast, major core-taxa like Snodgrassella and Gilliamella declined in their relative abundance over time. The genus Lactobacillus showed a high diversity and strain specific turnover, so that only specific ASVs showed an increase over time, while others had a more erratic occurrence pattern. Exposure to different flower diversities had no significant influence on the progression of the bumble bee microbiota. Conclusion: The bumble bee microbiota showed a dynamic temporal succession with distinct compositional changes and diversification over time when placed outdoor. The exposure of bumble bees to environmental conditions, or environmental microbes, increases dissimilarity and changes the gut-community composition. This shows the importance of environmental influences on the temporal dynamic and progression of the bumble bee microbiota.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Lactobacillales , Microbiota , Urticária , Humanos , Abelhas , Animais , Bactérias
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Arch Microbiol ; 206(4): 184, 2024 Mar 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38503937

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The pit mud in the Baijiu fermentation cellar is an abundant microbial resource that is closely related to the quality of baijiu. However, many naturally existing species might be in a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state, posing challenges to the isolation and application of functional species. Herein, a previously isolated strain from baijiu mash, Umezawaea beigongshangensis, was found to contain the rpf gene that encodes resuscitation promotion factor (Rpf). Therefore, the gene was cloned and heterologously expressed, and the recombinant protein (Ub-Rpf 2) was purified. Ub-Rpf 2 was found to significantly promote the growth of resuscitated VBNC state Corynebacterium beijingensis and Sphingomonas beigongshangensis. To determine the resuscitation effect of Ub-Rpf 2 on real ecological samples, the protein was supplemented in pit mud for enrichment culture. Results revealed that specific families and genera were enriched in abundance upon Ub-Rpf 2 incubation, including a new family of Symbiobacteraceae and culturable Symbiobacterium genus. Furthermore, 14 species belonging to 12 genera were obtained in Ub-Rpf 2 treated samples, including a suspected novel species. This study lays a foundation for applying Rpf from U. beigongshangensis to exploit microbial resources in baijiu pit mud.


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Actinomycetales , Lactobacillales , Bactérias/genética , Actinomycetales/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Fermentação , Lactobacillales/metabolismo
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Front Biosci (Elite Ed) ; 16(1): 7, 2024 Mar 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38538527

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BACKGROUND: Traditional Bulgarian fermented foods are prominent for their uniqueness of local ingredients, production methods, and endemic microbial species. The present research investigated the diversity and beneficial biological potential of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from various types of unique Bulgarian fermented foods. METHODS: Species identification was performed via 16S rDNA sequencing. Biological activity was evaluated by determining antibacterial activity (via agar well diffusion assay), H2O2 production, spectrophotometrically determined auto- and co-aggregation, microbial adhesion to hydrocarbon, and biofilm formation. The biosafety of the isolated lactic acid bacteria was established based on hemolytic activity and phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic susceptibility. RESULTS: Forty-five strains were isolated from fermented foods (sauerkraut, fermented green tomatoes, fermented cucumbers, kefir, white cheese, and Izvara (curdled milk)). Five species were detected: Lactiplantibacillus plantarum, Levilactobacillus koreensis, Levilactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus helveticus, and Levilactobacillus yonginensis. The most prominent species was L. plantarum, at 47%. For the first time, L. koreensis and L. yonginensis, isolated from unique Bulgarian fermented foods, are reported in this study. The antibacterial effect of the cell-free supernatants was evaluated. An antagonistic effect was observed against Escherichia coli (57%) and Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Enteritidis (19%) for several L. plantarum strains. Only one L. brevis (Sauerkraut, S15) strain showed activity against E. coli. The best autoaggregation ability at hour 4 was observed for L. koreensis (fermented cucumbers, FC4) (48%) and L. brevis S2 (44%). The highest percentage of co-aggregation with Candida albicans, at hou 4 in the experiments, was observed for strains L. koreensis (fermented green tomato, FGT1) (70%), L. plantarum strains S2 (54%), S13 (51%), and S6 (50%), while at hour 24 for strains L. koreensis FGT1 (95%), L. brevis (Kefir, K7) (89%), L. plantarum S2 (72%), and L. koreensis FC2 (70%). Seven of the isolated LAB strains showed hydrophobicity above 40%. Our results showed that the ability of biofilm formation is strain-dependent. No hemolytic activity was detected. The antibiotic resistance to 10 antibiotics from different groups was tested phenotypically and genotypically. No amplification products were observed in any strains, confirming that the isolates did not carry antibiotic-resistance genes. CONCLUSIONS: Traditional fermented Bulgarian foods can be considered functional foods and beneficial LAB sources.


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Alimentos Fermentados , Lactobacillales , Lactobacillales/genética , Bulgária , Escherichia coli , Peróxido de Hidrogênio , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Alimentos Fermentados/microbiologia , Antibacterianos/farmacologia
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 40(4): 133, 2024 Mar 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38480610

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Campylobacter and Salmonella are the two most prominent foodborne zoonotic pathogens reported in the European Union. As poultry is one of the major sources of these pathogens, it is imperative to mitigate the colonization of these pathogens in poultry. Many strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have demonstrated anti-Salmonella and anti-Campylobacter characteristics to varying degrees and spectrums which are attributed to the production of various metabolites. However, the production of these compounds and consequent antimicrobial properties are highly strain dependent. Therefore, the current study was performed to select a potent LAB and determine its causal attribute in inhibiting Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni, in-vitro. Six LAB (Lactiplantibacillus plantarum (LP), Lacticaseibacillus casei (LC), Limosilactobacillus reuteri (LR), Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus (LRh), Leuconostoc mesenteroides (LM) and Pediococcus pentosaceus (PP)) and three serovars of Salmonella enterica (Typhimurium, Enterica and Braenderup) and Campylobacter jejuni were used in the current study. Spot overlays, well diffusion, co-culture and co-aggregation assays against Salmonella and well diffusion assays against Campylobacter jejuni were performed. Organic acid profiling of culture supernatants was performed using HPLC. The results indicated that LRh, LM and PP had the most significant anti-Salmonella effects while LP, LC, LM and PP displayed the most significant anti-Campylobacter effects. Lactic acid and formic acid detected in the culture supernatants seem the most likely source of the anti-Salmonella and anti-Campylobacter effects exhibited by these LAB. In conclusion, Leuconostoc mesenteroides displayed the most significant overall anti-pathogenic effects when compared to the other LAB strains studied, indicating its potential application in-vivo.


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Infecções por Campylobacter , Campylobacter jejuni , Campylobacter , Lactobacillales , Lactobacillus plantarum , Doenças das Aves Domésticas , Salmonella enterica , Animais , Galinhas/microbiologia , Salmonella , Infecções por Campylobacter/microbiologia , Doenças das Aves Domésticas/microbiologia
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Open Vet J ; 14(2): 716-729, 2024 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38549567

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Background: Presently, there exists a growing interest in mitigating the utilization of antibiotics in response to the challenges emanating from their usage in livestock. A viable alternative strategy encompasses the introduction of live microorganisms recognized as probiotics, exerting advantageous impacts on the immune system and nutritional aspects of the host animals. Native lactic acid bacteria, inherently possessing specific properties and adaptive capabilities tailored to each animal, are deemed optimal contenders for probiotic advancement. Aim: In the current investigation, microorganisms exhibiting probiotic potential were isolated, characterized, and identified from the fecal samples of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) belonging to the Peruvian breed. Methods: The lactic acid bacteria isolated on Man, Rogosa, and Sharpe agar underwent Gram staining, catalase testing, proteolytic, amylolytic, and cellulolytic activity assays, low pH tolerance assessment, hemolytic evaluation, antagonism against Salmonella sp., determination of autoaggregation and coaggregation capacity, and genotypic characterization through sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Results: A total of 33 lactic acid bacteria were isolated from the feces of 30 guinea pigs, also 10 isolates were selected based on Gram staining and catalase testing. All strains exhibited proteolytic activity, while only one demonstrated amylolytic capability, and none displayed cellulase activity. These bacteria showed higher tolerance to pH 5.0 and, to a lesser extent, to pH 4.0. Furthermore, they exhibited antagonistic activity against Salmonella sp. Only two bacteria demonstrated hemolytic activity, and were subsequently excluded from further evaluations. Subsequent assessments revealed autoaggregation capacities ranging from 4.55% to 23.19%, with a lesser degree of coaggregation with Salmonella sp. ranging from 3.53% to 8.94% for the remaining eight bacterial isolates. Based on these comprehensive tests, five bacteria with notable probiotic potential were identified by molecular assays as Leuconostoc citreum, Enterococcus gallinarum, Exiguobacterium sp., and Lactococcus lactis. Conclusion: The identified bacteria stand out as promising probiotic candidates, deserving further assessment in Peruvian breed guinea pigs. This exploration aims to enhance production outcomes while mitigating the adverse effects induced by pathogenic microorganisms.


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Lactobacillales , Probióticos , Humanos , Cobaias , Animais , Lactobacillales/genética , RNA Ribossômico 16S/genética , Catalase/farmacologia , Fezes , Genômica , Probióticos/farmacologia
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Int J Biol Macromol ; 264(Pt 1): 130507, 2024 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38428765

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Exopolysaccharide (EPS) producing Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) species can be presented in distinct environments. In this study, Turkish fermented sausage (sucuk) was tested for the presence of EPS producer LAB strains and slimy-mucoid colonies were selected for further tests. Among the isolates, Weissella confusa strain S6 was identified and tested for the physicochemical characterisation of its EPS. This strain was found to produce 0.74 g L-1 of EPS in modified BHI medium conditions. Structural characterisation of EPS S6 by 1H and 13C NMR demonstrated that EPS S6 was a highly branched dextran type glucan formed by mainly (1 â†’ 2)-linked α-d-glucose units together with low levels of (1 â†’ 3)-linked α-d-glucose units as branching points. This structure was further confirmed by methylation analysis detected by GC-MS. An average molecular weight of 8 × 106 Da was detected for dextran S6. The FTIR analysis supported the dextran structure and revealed the presence of distinct functional groups within dextran S6 structure. A strong thermal profile was observed for dextran S6 detected by DSC and TGA analysis and dextran S6 revealed a degradation temperature of 289 °C. In terms of physical status, dextran S6 showed amorphous nature detected by XRD analysis. SEM analysis of dextran S6 demonstrated its rough, compact and porous morphology whereas AFM analysis of dextran S6 detected in its water solution showed the irregularity with no clear cross-link within the dextran chains. These technological features of dextran S6 suggests its potential to be used for in situ or ex situ application during meat fermentations.


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Lactobacillales , Weissella , Dextranos/química , Weissella/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 72(14): 7618-7628, 2024 Apr 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38538519

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Beer has over 600 flavor compounds and creates a positive tasting experience with acceptable sensory properties, which are essential for the best consumer experience. Spontaneous and mixed-culture fermentation beers, generally classified as sour beers, are gaining popularity compared to typical lager or ale styles, which have dominated in the USA for the last few decades. Unique and acceptable flavor compounds characterize sour beers, but some unfavorable aspects appear in conjunction. One such unfavorable flavor is called "mousy". This description is usually labeled as an unpleasant odor, identifying spoilage of fermented food and beverages. It is related as having the odor of mouse urine, cereal, corn tortilla chips, or freshly baked sour bread. The main compounds responsible for it are N-heterocyclic compounds: 2-acetyltetrahydropyridine, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, and 2-ethyltetrahydropyridine. The most common beverages associated with mousy off-flavor are identified in wines, sour beers, other grain-based beverages, and kombucha, which may contain heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, and/or yeast/fungus cultures. In particular, the fungal species Brettanomyces bruxellensis are associated with mousy-off flavor occurrence in fermented beverages matrices. However, many factors for N-heterocycle formation are not well-understood. Currently, the research and development of mixed-cultured beer and non/low alcohol beverages (NABLAB) has increased to obtain the highest quality, sensory, functionality, and most notably safety standards, and also to meet consumers' demand for a balanced sourness in these beverages. This paper introduces mousy off-flavor expression in beers and beverages, which occurs in spontaneous or mixed-culture fermentations, with a focus on sour beers due to common inconsistency aspects in fermentation. We discuss and suggest possible pathways of mousy off-flavor development in the beer matrix, which also apply to other fermented beverages, including non/low alcohol drinks, e.g., kombucha and low/nonalcohol beers. Some precautions and modifications may prevent the occurrence of these off-flavor compounds in the beverage matrix: improving raw material quality, adjusting brewing processes, and using specific strains of yeast and bacteria that are less likely to produce the off-flavor. Conceivably, it is clear that spontaneous and mixed culture fermentation is gaining popularity in industrial, craft, and home brewing. The review discusses important elements to identify and understand metabolic pathways, following the prevention of spoilage targeted to off-flavor compounds development in beers and NABLABs.


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Lactobacillales , Vinho , Animais , Camundongos , Cerveja/análise , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Bebidas Alcoólicas , Vinho/análise , Bactérias , Fermentação
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 40(4): 118, 2024 Mar 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38429465

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This work aimed to study and characterize a product based on vegetable extract of quinoa (WVEQ) fermented with water kefir grains. The effect of sucrose concentration (SC), inulin concentration (IC), and xanthan gum (XG) concentration were evaluated using a central composite design (CCD) 23. They were subsequently characterized regarding cellular growth of the grains, beverage yield, pH, soluble solids, carbon dioxide (CO2) production, lactic acid, and ethanol production. Therefore, for the final stage, two formulations (F1 and F8) of the CCD were chosen to be characterized in terms of proximate composition, microbiological composition of the kefir culture, analysis of organic compounds, sensory analysis, and enzymatic and microbiological characterization before and after simulation of in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. In the two chosen products, one can see that fermentation optimized the bioavailability of proteins due to the high proteolytic activity of the microorganisms in kefir and the increase in lipid content. In identifying microorganisms, there was a prevalence of Saccharomyces sp. yeasts. In the sensory analysis, the F8 formulation showed better results than the F1 formulation. In vitro, gastrointestinal digestion showed reduced lactic acid bacteria and yeast and increased acetic acid bacteria in the liquid phase for both formulations. In the enzymatic profile, there was a reduction in all enzymes analyzed for both formulations, except for amylase in F1, which went from 14.05 U/mL to 39.41 U/mL. Therefore, it is concluded that using WVEQ as a substrate for the product appears to be a viable alternative with nutritional and technological advantages for serving a specific market niche.


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Chenopodium quinoa , Kefir , Lactobacillales , Kefir/análise , Kefir/microbiologia , Verduras , Leveduras , Extratos Vegetais , Fermentação
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 40(4): 126, 2024 Mar 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38446232

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Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) hold significant importance in diverse fields, including food technology, industrial biotechnology, and medicine. As basic components of starter cultures, probiotics, immunomodulators, and live vaccines, LAB cells resist a variety of stressors, including temperature fluctuations, osmotic and pH shocks, exposure to oxidants and ultraviolet radiation, substrate deprivation, mechanical damage, and more. To stay alive in these adversities, LAB employ a wide range of stress response strategies supported by various mechanisms, for example rearrangement of metabolism, expression of specialized biomolecules (e.g., chaperones and antioxidants), exopolysaccharide synthesis, and complex repair and regulatory systems. LAB can coordinate responses to various stressors using global regulators. In this review, we summarize current knowledge about stress response strategies used by LAB and consider mechanisms of response to specific stressful factors, supported by illustrative examples. In addition, we discuss technical approaches to increase the stress resistance of LAB, including pre-adaptation, genetic modification of strains, and adjustment of cultivation conditions. A critical analysis of the recent findings in this field augments comprehension of stress tolerance mechanisms in LAB, paving the way for prospective research directions with implications in fundamental and practical areas.


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Lactobacillales , Raios Ultravioleta , Estudos Prospectivos , Antioxidantes , Biotecnologia , Lactobacillales/genética
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Mol Genet Genomics ; 299(1): 24, 2024 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38438804

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The search for probiotics and exploration of their functions are crucial for livestock farming. Recently, porcine-derived lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have shown great potential as probiotics. However, research on the evaluation of porcine-derived LAB as potential probiotics through genomics-based analysis is relatively limited. The present study analyzed four porcine-derived LAB strains (Lactobacillus johnsonii L16, Latilactobacillus curvatus ZHA1, Ligilactobacillus salivarius ZSA5 and Ligilactobacillus animalis ZSB1) using genomic techniques and combined with in vitro tests to evaluate their potential as probiotics. The genome sizes of the four strains ranged from 1,897,301 bp to 2,318,470 bp with the GC contents from 33.03 to 41.97%. Pan-genomic analysis and collinearity analysis indicated differences among the genomes of four strains. Carbohydrate active enzymes analysis revealed that L. johnsonii L16 encoded more carbohydrate active enzymes than other strains. KEGG pathway analysis and in vitro tests confirmed that L. johnsonii L16 could utilize a wide range of carbohydrates and had good utilization capacity for each carbohydrate. The four strains had genes related to acid tolerance and were tolerant to low pH, with L. johnsonii L16 showing the greatest tolerance. The four strains contained genes related to bile salt tolerance and were able to tolerate 0.1% bile salt. Four strains had antioxidant related genes and exhibited antioxidant activity in in vitro tests. They contained the genes linked with organic acid biosynthesis and exhibited antibacterial activity against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88 (ETEC K88) and Salmonella 6,7:c:1,5, wherein, L. johnsonii L16 and L. salivarius ZSA5 had gene clusters encoding bacteriocin. Results suggest that genome analysis combined with in vitro tests is an effective approach for evaluating different strains as probiotics. The findings of this study indicate that L. johnsonii L16 has the potential as a probiotic strain among the four strains and provide theoretical basis for the development of probiotics in swine production.


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Lactobacillales , Suínos , Animais , Lactobacillales/genética , Genômica , Agricultura , Antibacterianos , Antioxidantes , Escherichia coli , Carboidratos
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Int J Food Microbiol ; 415: 110638, 2024 Apr 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38430685

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Biocontrol Agents (BCAs) can be an eco-friendly alternative to fungicides to reduce the contamination with mycotoxigenic fungi on coffee. In the present study, different strains of bacteria and yeasts were isolated from Ivorian Robusta coffee. Their ability to reduce fungal growth and Ochratoxin A (OTA) production during their confrontation against Aspergillus carbonarius was screened on solid media. Some strains were able to reduce growth and OTA production by 85 % and 90 % and were molecularly identified as two yeasts, Rhodosporidiobolus ruineniae and Meyerozyma caribbica. Subsequent tests on liquid media with A. carbonarius or solely with OTA revealed adhesion of R. ruineniae to the mycelium of A. carbonarius through Scanning Electron Microscopy, and an OTA adsorption efficiency of 50 %. For M. caribbica potential degradation of OTA after 24 h incubation was observed. Both yeasts could be potential BCAs good candidates for Ivorian Robusta coffee protection against A. carbonarius and OTA contamination.


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Coffea , Lactobacillales , Ocratoxinas , Vitis , Café/metabolismo , Aspergillus/metabolismo , Coffea/microbiologia , Leveduras , Vitis/microbiologia
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Carbohydr Polym ; 332: 121905, 2024 May 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38431412

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Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), as a class of biopolymers, play pivotal roles in various biological metabolisms such as cell signaling, tissue development, cell apoptosis, immune modulation, and growth factor activity. They are mainly present in the colon in free forms, which are essential for maintaining the host's health by regulating the colonization and proliferation of gut microbiota. Therefore, it is important to explain the specific members of the gut microbiota for GAGs' degradation and their enzymatic machinery in vivo. This review provides an outline of GAGs-utilizing entities in the Bacteroides, highlighting their polysaccharide utilization loci (PULs) and the enzymatic machinery involved in chondroitin sulfate (CS) and heparin (Hep)/heparan sulfate (HS). While there are some variations in GAGs' degradation among different genera, we analyze the reputed GAGs' utilization clusters in lactic acid bacteria (LAB), based on recent studies on GAGs' degradation. The enzymatic machinery involved in Hep/HS and CS metabolism within LAB is also discussed. Thus, to elucidate the precise mechanisms utilizing GAGs by diverse gut microbiota will augment our understanding of their effects on human health and contribute to potential therapeutic strategies for diseases.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Lactobacillales , Humanos , Glicosaminoglicanos/metabolismo , Bacteroides/metabolismo , Lactobacillales/metabolismo , Heparina , Heparitina Sulfato
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Pol J Microbiol ; 73(1): 3-10, 2024 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38437472

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This comprehensive review explores the development of food-grade selection markers in lactic acid bacteria and yeast; some of their strains are precisely defined as safe microorganisms and are crucial in the food industry. Lactic acid bacteria, known for their ability to ferment carbohydrates into lactic acid, provide essential nutrients and contribute to immune responses. With its strong fermentation capabilities and rich nutritional profile, yeast finds use in various food products. Genetic engineering in these microorganisms has grown rapidly, enabling the expression of enzymes and secondary products for food production. However, the focus is on ensuring safety, necessitating food-grade selection markers. Traditional antibiotic and heavy metal resistance selection markers pose environmental and health risks, prompting the search for safer alternatives. Complementary selection markers, such as sugar utilization markers, offer a promising solution. These markers use carbohydrates as carbon sources for growth and are associated with the natural metabolism of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. This review discusses the use of specific sugars, such as lactose, melibiose, sucrose, D-xylose, glucosamine, and N-acetylglucosamine, as selection markers, highlighting their advantages and limitations. In summary, this review underscores the importance of food-grade selection markers in genetic engineering and offers insights into their applications, benefits, and challenges, providing valuable information for researchers in the field of food microbiology and biotechnology.


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Lactobacillales , Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Lactobacillales/genética , Antibacterianos , Biotecnologia , Carboidratos
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Microb Cell Fact ; 23(1): 74, 2024 Mar 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38433206

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BACKGROUND: Lactic acid bacteria are commonly used as protective starter cultures in food products. Among their beneficial effects is the production of ribosomally synthesized peptides termed bacteriocins that kill or inhibit food-spoiling bacteria and pathogens, e.g., members of the Listeria species. As new bacteriocins and producer strains are being discovered rapidly, modern automated methods for strain evaluation and bioprocess development are required to accelerate screening and development processes. RESULTS: In this study, we developed an automated workflow for screening and bioprocess optimization for bacteriocin producing lactic acid bacteria, consisting of microcultivation, sample processing and automated antimicrobial activity assay. We implemented sample processing workflows to minimize bacteriocin adsorption to producer cells via addition of Tween 80 and divalent cations to the cultivation media as well as acidification of culture broth prior to cell separation. Moreover, we demonstrated the applicability of the automated workflow to analyze influence of media components such as MES buffer or yeast extract for bacteriocin producers Lactococcus lactis B1629 and Latilactobacillus sakei A1608. CONCLUSIONS: Our automated workflow provides advanced possibilities to accelerate screening and bioprocess optimization for natural bacteriocin producers. Based on its modular concept, adaptations for other strains, bacteriocin products and applications are easily carried out and a unique tool to support bacteriocin research and bioprocess development is provided.


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Bacteriocinas , Lactobacillales , Lactococcus lactis , Latilactobacillus sakei , Fluxo de Trabalho , Adsorção
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