Lactic acid bacteria are fully recognized for their industrial applications among which the production and release of exopolysaccharides. In the present investigation, we screened fifteen Lactobacilli in order to find ropy strains, quantify exopolysaccharides and detect proteins specifically associated with the ropy-exopolysaccharide production. The highest ropy-exopolysaccharide producer (L. helveticus 6E8), was grown in stimulating and basal condition (10% and 2% lactose) and subjected to comparative proteomic analysis. The levels of 4 proteins were found significantly increased in the membrane fraction under stimulating conditions: a specific exopolysaccharide biosynthetic protein, a stress-induced protein, a protein involved in secretion and an ATP-synthase subunit. Conversely, several enzymes involved in anabolism and protein synthesis were decreased. These results suggest a general shift from growth to exopolysaccharide-mediated protection from the hyperosmotic environment. Due to the great interest in exopolysaccharides with novel features, the identification of these proteins could have implications for future improvements of industrial strains.

'Ropy' phenotype, exopolysaccharides and metabolism: Study on food isolated potential probiotics LAB

Cirrincione, Simona;Mangiapane, Erika;Mazzoli, Roberto;Pessione, Enrica
2018

Abstract

Lactic acid bacteria are fully recognized for their industrial applications among which the production and release of exopolysaccharides. In the present investigation, we screened fifteen Lactobacilli in order to find ropy strains, quantify exopolysaccharides and detect proteins specifically associated with the ropy-exopolysaccharide production. The highest ropy-exopolysaccharide producer (L. helveticus 6E8), was grown in stimulating and basal condition (10% and 2% lactose) and subjected to comparative proteomic analysis. The levels of 4 proteins were found significantly increased in the membrane fraction under stimulating conditions: a specific exopolysaccharide biosynthetic protein, a stress-induced protein, a protein involved in secretion and an ATP-synthase subunit. Conversely, several enzymes involved in anabolism and protein synthesis were decreased. These results suggest a general shift from growth to exopolysaccharide-mediated protection from the hyperosmotic environment. Due to the great interest in exopolysaccharides with novel features, the identification of these proteins could have implications for future improvements of industrial strains.
MICROBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
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Energy metabolism; Lactose; Probiotics; Sec A; Stress
Cirrincione, Simona; Breuer, Yael; Mangiapane, Erika; Mazzoli, Roberto; Pessione, Enrica
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