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Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Oct 1;15(10):17790-805. doi: 10.3390/ijms151017790.

Eruca sativa might influence the growth, survival under simulated gastrointestinal conditions and some biological features of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus strains.

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1
Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. fratianni@isa.cnr.it.
2
Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. selenia.pepe@hotmail.it.
3
Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. f.sweetgirl@hotmail.it.
4
Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. tizianag46@hotmail.it.
5
Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. ilia.cozzolino@hotmail.it.
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Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. coppola@isa.cnr.it.
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Institute of Food Science, ISA-CNR, Via Roma, 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy. mena@isa.cnr.it.

Abstract

The growth and viability of three Lactobacillus strains, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, after their passage through simulated gastric and pancreatic juices were studied as a function of their presence in the growth medium of rocket salad (Eruca sativa). The presence of E. sativa affected some of the biological properties of the strains. For example, L. acidophilus and L. plantarum worked more efficiently in the presence of E. sativa, increasing not only the antioxidant activity of the medium, but also their own antioxidant power and antimicrobial activity; L. rhamnosus was not affected in the same manner. Overall, the presence of vegetables might help to boost, in specific cases, some of the characteristics of lactobacilli, including antioxidant and antimicrobial power.

PMID:
25275269
PMCID:
PMC4227190
DOI:
10.3390/ijms151017790
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