For centuries, selected Enterococci, facultative anaerobic, nonspore-forming Gram-positive bacteria belonging to the Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), have been widely used in the production of a variety of fermented and nonfermented food products ranging from dairy and meat products to vegetable and sea foods. Enterococci have also properties that are of technological interest in the food industry, and some strains have been used as probiotics for the maintenance of normal intestinal microbiota, stimulation of the immune system, and improvement of the nutritional value of foods and feeds in humans and animals However, following the emergence of antibiotic-resistant (AMR) enterococci and particularly of the vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), these microorganisms have turned from generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption to significant pathogens threatening human health and thriving in the hospital environment. Thus, recently the trend of using enterococci as probiotics for human consumption is in debate due to the controversial aspects of these bacteria which appear to be “friends and foes”

Controversial Aspects Displayed by Enterococci: Probiotics or Pathogens? / Bondi, M.; Laukova, A.; De Niederhausern, S.; Messi, P.; Papadopoulou, C.; Economou, V.. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2020:(2020), pp. 1-3. [10.1155/2020/9816185]

Controversial Aspects Displayed by Enterococci: Probiotics or Pathogens?

De Niederhausern S.;Messi P.;
2020

Abstract

For centuries, selected Enterococci, facultative anaerobic, nonspore-forming Gram-positive bacteria belonging to the Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), have been widely used in the production of a variety of fermented and nonfermented food products ranging from dairy and meat products to vegetable and sea foods. Enterococci have also properties that are of technological interest in the food industry, and some strains have been used as probiotics for the maintenance of normal intestinal microbiota, stimulation of the immune system, and improvement of the nutritional value of foods and feeds in humans and animals However, following the emergence of antibiotic-resistant (AMR) enterococci and particularly of the vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), these microorganisms have turned from generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption to significant pathogens threatening human health and thriving in the hospital environment. Thus, recently the trend of using enterococci as probiotics for human consumption is in debate due to the controversial aspects of these bacteria which appear to be “friends and foes”
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Controversial Aspects Displayed by Enterococci: Probiotics or Pathogens? / Bondi, M.; Laukova, A.; De Niederhausern, S.; Messi, P.; Papadopoulou, C.; Economou, V.. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2020:(2020), pp. 1-3. [10.1155/2020/9816185]
Bondi, M.; Laukova, A.; De Niederhausern, S.; Messi, P.; Papadopoulou, C.; Economou, V.
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