Journal article

Discovery and characterisation of novel circular bacteriocin plantacyclin B21AG from Lactobacillus plantarum B21

Aida Golneshin, Mian Chee Gor, Ben Vezina, Nicholas Williamson, Thi Thu Hao Van, Bee K May, Andrew T Smith

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Abstract

AbstractLactobacillus plantarum B21 isolated from Vietnamese sausage (nem chua) has previously displayed broad antimicrobial activity against gram positive bacteria including foodborne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and Clostridium perfringens. This study successfully identified the antimicrobial agent as plantacyclin B21AG, a 5668 Da circular bacteriocin demonstrating high thermostability, resistance to a wide range of pH, proteolytic resistance and temporal stability. We report a reverse genetics approach used to identify and characterise plantacyclin B21AG. The bacteriocin was purified from culture supernatant by a short process consisting of concentration, n-butanol extraction and cati..

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