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J Appl Bacteriol. 1990 Aug;69(2):211-5.

Antigenic property of pediocin AcH produced by Pediococcus acidilactici H.

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Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie 82071.


Pediocin AcH, a bacteriocin of Pediococcus acidilactici H, inhibits the growth of several food spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. The antigenic property of partially purified pediocin AcH was tested by immunizing mice and a rabbit. Pediocin AcH was not immunogenic in these animals as determined by immunoblotting even after conjugation to bovine serum albumin. The non-immunogenic nature of pediocin AcH, its non-toxicity to laboratory animals and its hydrolysis by gastric proteolytic enzymes may be considered favourably in its possible use as a food preservative.

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