Type

Journal Article

Authors

Colin Hill
R Paul Ross
Susan Mills
Paula M. O'Connor
Gillian E. Gardiner
Eileen F. O'Shea

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
enterocin a humans middle aged bacterial proteins metabolism mammals salivaricin a adult bacteria pharmacology swine isolation purification animals bacteriocins female gastrointestinal tract cattle drug effects genetics microbiology infant newborn male lactic acid

Characterization of enterocin- and salivaricin-producing lactic acid bacteria from the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. (2008)

Abstract Bacteriocin production may be a factor contributing to bacterial dominance within complex microbial populations and may therefore be a common trait within the gut microbiota. However, of 278 antimicrobial-producing culturable lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from a range of mammalian intestinal sources in this study, characterization revealed just 23 distinct strains producing bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances and one Streptococcus hyointestinalis strain producing a potentially novel protease-insensitive antimicrobial. Three class II bacteriocins previously isolated from intestinal-derived LAB were identified as enterocin A and two salivaricin P-like bacteriocins. Moreover, this is the first report of intestinal-derived Streptococcus salivarius producing variants of the lantibiotic salivaricin A.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Colin Hill, R Paul Ross, Susan Mills, Paula M. O'Connor, Gillian E. Gardiner, Eileen F. O'Shea

Experts in our system

1
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
2
R Paul Ross
Teagasc
Total Publications: 441
 
3
Susan Mills
Teagasc
Total Publications: 15
 
4
Paula M. O'Connor
Teagasc
Total Publications: 85
 
5
Gillian E. Gardiner
Teagasc
Total Publications: 55
 
6
Eileen F. O'Shea
Teagasc
Total Publications: 10