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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2005 Sep 1;250(1):157-62.

Characterization of Weissella kimchii PL9023 as a potential probiotic for women.

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Culture Collection of Antimicrobial Resistant Microbes, Department of Biology, Seoul Women's University, Seoul 139-774, Korea. yhlee@swu.ac.kr

Abstract

From more than 100 lactic acid bacteria, Weissella kimchii PL9023 was selected as producing the most hydrogen peroxide and was characterized as a probiotic for women. W. kimchii PL9023 inhibited the growth and adherence of vaginal isolates of Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae. The surface components involved in adherence of W. kimchii PL9023 to vaginal epithelial cells appeared to be glycoproteins, as determined by susceptibility to proteinase K, heat, or periodate. W. kimchii PL9023 did not produce harmful metabolites or enzymes. The results of this study suggest that W. kimchii PL9023 is a potential probiotic for vaginal health.

PMID:
16055277
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10.1016/j.femsle.2005.07.009
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