CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Effect of lyophilization and storage temperature on the activity of salivaricin CRL 1328, a potential bioactive ingredient of a urogenital probiotic product
VERA PINGITORE E.; BRU E.; NADER-MACIAS M.E.
JOURNAL OF GENERAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
MICROBIOL RES FOUNDATION
Lugar: Tokyo; Año: 2011 vol. 58 p. 71 - 71
Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides with potential applications as therapeutic agents for the treatment of microbial infections. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of different protectors on the activity of salivaricin CRL1328, a bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus salivarius CRL1328, during the lyophilization process and subsequent storage at different temperatures for 18 months using statistical models. Different protectors such as mannitol, Tween 80, polyethylene glycol 8000 (PEG), monosodium glutamate (MSG), reconstituted skim milk, sucrose and ascorbic acid were used for the lyophilization and storage of salivaricin. The biplot of principal component analysis was used for the interpretation of the interactions between the different factors studied. Sucrose, mannitol plus sucrose, PEG plus sucrose and MSG were the most effective agents in protecting the bacteriocin during the lyophilization process. Effective maintenance of the activity of the bacteriocin was observed by storage with sucrose and ascorbic acid at -20ºC as well as with PEG plus sucrose at 4ºC and -20ºC. The results obtained suggest that sucrose alone or combined with PEG can effectively maintain the activity of salivaricin during lyophilization and storage. This study provides useful information for the potential application of salivaricin as a bioactive principle for a pharmaceutical formulation.