COHEN ana Carmen
Carotenoids profile produced by Bacillus licheniformis Rt4M10 isolated from grapevines grown in high altitude and their antioxidant activity
COHEN A C; DICHIARA E; JOFRÉ V; ANTONIOLLI A; BOTTINI R; PICCOLI P
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2018
Bacillus licheniformis (BL) strains are used for industrial production of exoenzymes, antibiotics and secondary metabolites, and also as probiotics. Some strains of B. licheniformis sequester heavy metals, promoting plant growth or inducing plant systemic resistance against stresses. However, investigations on the biological functions and applicability of carotenoids produced by BL had been less studied. In this study, the carotenoid profile produced by BL Rt4M10 was characterized during the accumulation period of culture and in response to diphenylamine (DPA), inhibitor of carotenoid biosynthesis. The inside the microbial cell in vivo and in vitro antioxidant scavenging capacities of the carotenoid extracts against oxidative reactions were also evaluated. Eighteen different carotenoids were analysed; their profile was modified along bacterial growth. DPA decreased carotenoid production by 70 %, as well as the cells` survival in hydrogen peroxide and the antioxidant capacity, thus demonstrating the role of carotenoids from B. licheniformis Rt4M10 in oxidative stress.