Lactobacilli (150) from human vaginal secretions were tested for the production of antimicrobial substances which can provide a physiological defense against the pathogenic microorganisms in the vaginal area. Sixteen of the isolates (10.6%) showed antibacterial activity against one or several closely related microorganisms used as indicators. Lactobacillus fermentum CS57 was the best producer and secretes a bacteriocin-like substance (BLS) with antagonistic activity against Streptococcus agalactiae and Candida albicans. The compound was susceptible to the proteolytic enzymes and was heat labile. The mode of action was identified as bactericidal. The crude activity of the L. fermentum CS57 BLS was linked to a substance with a molecular weight larger than 30 kDa. Plasmid analysis of L. fermentum CS57 revealed the presence of a plasmid band with molecular weight of 54.7 kb. All L. fermentum CS57 non-producer variants (BLS) obtained by curing experiments, showed loss of plasmid band and were susceptible to the BLS of the original strain. Therefore antimicrobial activity and immunity production seem to be linked to genes located on that same plasmid. Taking into account our results, L. fermentum CS57 could be considered a candidate for potential use as probiotic for the prophylaxis of vaginal human infections

Detection and partial characterization of a bacteriocin-like substance produced by Lactobacillus fermentum CS57 isolated from human vaginal secretions / Sabia, C.; Anacarso, I.; Bergonzini, A.; Gargiulo, R.; Sarti, M.; Condò, C.; Messi, P.; de Niederhausern, S.; Iseppi, R.; Bondi, M.. - In: ANAEROBE. - ISSN 1075-9964. - ELETTRONICO. - 26:(2014), pp. 41-45. [10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.01.004]

Detection and partial characterization of a bacteriocin-like substance produced by Lactobacillus fermentum CS57 isolated from human vaginal secretions

C. Sabia
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I. Anacarso;C. Condò
Methodology
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P. Messi;S. de Niederhausern;R. Iseppi;M. Bondi
2014-01-01

Abstract

Lactobacilli (150) from human vaginal secretions were tested for the production of antimicrobial substances which can provide a physiological defense against the pathogenic microorganisms in the vaginal area. Sixteen of the isolates (10.6%) showed antibacterial activity against one or several closely related microorganisms used as indicators. Lactobacillus fermentum CS57 was the best producer and secretes a bacteriocin-like substance (BLS) with antagonistic activity against Streptococcus agalactiae and Candida albicans. The compound was susceptible to the proteolytic enzymes and was heat labile. The mode of action was identified as bactericidal. The crude activity of the L. fermentum CS57 BLS was linked to a substance with a molecular weight larger than 30 kDa. Plasmid analysis of L. fermentum CS57 revealed the presence of a plasmid band with molecular weight of 54.7 kb. All L. fermentum CS57 non-producer variants (BLS) obtained by curing experiments, showed loss of plasmid band and were susceptible to the BLS of the original strain. Therefore antimicrobial activity and immunity production seem to be linked to genes located on that same plasmid. Taking into account our results, L. fermentum CS57 could be considered a candidate for potential use as probiotic for the prophylaxis of vaginal human infections
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Detection and partial characterization of a bacteriocin-like substance produced by Lactobacillus fermentum CS57 isolated from human vaginal secretions / Sabia, C.; Anacarso, I.; Bergonzini, A.; Gargiulo, R.; Sarti, M.; Condò, C.; Messi, P.; de Niederhausern, S.; Iseppi, R.; Bondi, M.. - In: ANAEROBE. - ISSN 1075-9964. - ELETTRONICO. - 26:(2014), pp. 41-45. [10.1016/j.anaerobe.2014.01.004]
Sabia, C.; Anacarso, I.; Bergonzini, A.; Gargiulo, R.; Sarti, M.; Condò, C.; Messi, P.; de Niederhausern, S.; Iseppi, R.; Bondi, M.
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