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Kent, RM;Guinane, CM;O'Connor, PM;Fitzgerald, GF;Hill, C;Stanton, C;Ross, RP
2012
August
Letters In Applied Microbiology
Production of the antimicrobial peptides Caseicin A and B by Bacillus isolates growing on sodium caseinate
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WOS: 15 ()
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ENTEROBACTER-SAKAZAKII GENOME SEQUENCE MILK INFANT SUBTILIS PROTEASE THURINGIENSIS FERMENTATION HYDROLYSATE ANTHRACIS
55
141
148
Aims: The aim of this study was to identify Bacillus isolates capable of degrading sodium caseinate and subsequently to generate bioactive peptides with antimicrobial activity. Methods and results: Sodium caseinate (2.5% w/v) was inoculated separately with 16 Bacillus isolates and allowed to ferment overnight. Protein breakdown in the fermentates was analysed using gel permeation-HPLC (GP-HPLC) and screened for peptides (<3-kDa) with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Caseicin A (IKHQGLPQE) and caseicin B (VLNENLLR), two previously characterized antimicrobial peptides, were identified in the fermentates of both Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. The caseicin peptides were subsequently purified by RP-HPLC and antimicrobial assays indicated that the peptides maintained the previously identified inhibitory activity against the infant formula pathogen Cronobacter sakazakii. Conclusions: We report a new method using Bacillus sp. to generate two previously characterized antimicrobial peptides from casein. Significance and impact of the study: This study highlights the potential to exploit Bacillus sp. or the enzymes they produce for the generation of bioactive antimicrobial peptides from bovine casein.
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0266-8254
10.1111/j.1472-765X.2012.03271.x
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