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Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2010 Sep;162(1):166-80. doi: 10.1007/s12010-009-8738-1. Epub 2009 Aug 11.

Probiotic bile salt hydrolase: current developments and perspectives.

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  • 1School of Life Sciences, North Maharashtra University, PO-80, Jalgaon 425 001, India.


Probiotic has modernized the current dietetic sense with novel therapeutic and nutritional benefits to the consumers. The presence of bile salt hydrolase (BSH) in probiotics renders them more tolerant to bile salts, which also helps to reduce the blood cholesterol level of the host. This review focuses on the occurrence of bile salt hydrolase among probiotics and its characterization, importance, applications, and genetics involved with recent updates. Research on bile salt hydrolase is still in its infancy. The current perspective reveals a huge market potential of probiotics with bile salt hydrolase. Intensive research in this field is desired to resolve some of the lacunae.

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