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Microbios. 1994;80(323):125-33.

Inhibition of Candida albicans by Lactobacillus acidophilus: evidence for the involvement of a peroxidase system.

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  • 1Microbiology Laboratory, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Abstract

A range of cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus was isolated from patients using oral, vaginal and endocervical swabs. These were investigated for their ability to (1) inhibit the growth of Candida albicans, and (2) generate peroxidase, hydrogen peroxide and hypothiocyanite. Inhibition of Candida albicans and hydrogen peroxide production was detected in nine out of twelve strains whereas peroxidase production was only detected in three out of twelve strains, all from oral swabs. Hypothiocyanite production was detected in two strains and it was only detected in these strains after growth in MRS medium in aerobic conditions.

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