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Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 535–545 | Cite as

Characterization of the bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus italicus ONU547 isolated from Thai fermented cabbage

  • Andrii MerlichEmail author
  • Mykola Galkin
  • Yvan Choiset
  • Nataliia Limanska
  • Nataliia Vasylieva
  • Volodymyr Ivanytsia
  • Thomas Haertlé
Original Article

Abstract

Seventy-eight isolates of lactic acid bacteria from Ukraine and Thailand were screened for bacteriocinogenic activity against indicator strain Lactobacillus sakei subsp. sakei JCM 1157. One isolate showed an antagonistic activity of cell-free supernatant eliminated after the treatment with Proteinase K. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence, this isolate was identified as Enterococcus italicus. Bacteriocin produced by this strain showed antimicrobial activity against L. sakei subsp. sakei JCM 1157, Brochothrix thermosphacta DSMZ 20171, and Listeria ivanovii subsp. ivanovii DSMZ 20750 in agar well diffusion assay. This bacteriocin was cationic and hydrophobic. The partially purified bacteriocin was thermostable, while heating of cell-free supernatant increased its activity more than twofold. Molecular mass of the partially purified bacteriocin as determined by SDS-PAGE differed from enterocin A and B previously known for E. italicus. Concentrated bacteriocin decreased the level of biofilm formation in L. sakei subsp. sakei JCM 1157 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 in 52.5 and 48.0%, respectively (p < 0.05). We suggest that the studied bacteriocin could be a perspective antibiofilm agent in food conservation and medicine.

Notes

Acknowledgments

Andrii Merlich was supported by PhD scholarship from Campus France. We are grateful to Dr. Noraphat Hwanhlem for his kind advice during the work. We thank Hanitra Rabesona for her kind assistance.

Funding information

The work was supported by Bilateral French-Ukrainian project «Dnipro» granted by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Chair, Biology DepartmentOdessa National I.I. Mechnikov UniversityOdessaUkraine
  2. 2.UR 1268 INRA Biopolymères Interactions AssemblagesNantes Cedex 3France
  3. 3.Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, ulPoznan University of Life SciencesPoznanPoland
  4. 4.Institute of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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