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Tofangsazan F, Shahidi F, Mortazavi S A, Milani E, Eshaghi Z. Investigation of antibacterial activity of Lactic Acid Bacteria isolated from traditional kordish cheese in comparison with commercial strains. Iran J Med Microbiol. 2013; 7 (3) :34-41
1- 1Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran ,
2- 1Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
3- Food Science and Technology Research Institute
4- Faculty of Sciences, Payame Noor University, Mashhad, Iran
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Background and Aim: The health benefits of lactic acid bacteria in human, especially their anti-pathogenic properties has been the focus of recent interests. The objective of this study was to investigate the antibacterial activity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from traditional Kurdish cheese against a few bacterial pathogens.
Materials and Methods: The cell free culture supernatant of LAB isolated from Kurdish cheese which was treated with heat and NaOH were tested for their antibacterial activity by Agar Disk Diffusion method. Moreover, Minimum Inhibition Concentration and Co-aggregation of LAB against pathogens were determined. Each test was repeated for three times.
Results: The LAB isolates, in comparison with commercial lactic acid bacteria, showed suitable antibacterial activity. Heating the bacterial supernatant eliminated its anti-bacterial property however, alkali treatment did not have any effect. The Minimum Inhibition Concentration did not show significant differences between native and commercial lactic acid bacteria however, the native LAB showed suitable co-aggregation with pathogens.
Conclusion: Traditional lactic acid bacteria and their metabolites can inhibit growth of pathogens. This shows the positive role of LAB in human health which necessitates their increase usage as natural antimicrobial agent.
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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Medical Bacteriology
Received: 2014/03/6 | Accepted: 2014/04/13 | ePublished: 2014/04/13

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