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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912312/draft-genome-sequence-of-corynebacterium-kefirresidentii-sb-isolated-from-kefir
#1
Sonja Blasche, Yongkyu Kim, Kiran R Patil
The genus Corynebacterium includes Gram-positive species with a high G+C content. We report here a novel species, Corynebacterium kefirresidentii SB, isolated from kefir grains collected in Germany. Its draft genome sequence was remarkably dissimilar (average nucleotide identity, 76.54%) to those of other Corynebacterium spp., confirming that this is a unique novel species.
September 14, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863341/acetic-acid-bacteria-in-fermented-foods-and-beverages
#2
REVIEW
Jonas De Roos, Luc De Vuyst
Although acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are commonly found in spontaneous or backslopped fermented foods and beverages, rather limited knowledge about their occurrence and functional role in natural food fermentation ecosystems is available. Not only is their cultivation, isolation, and identification difficult, their cells are often present in a viable but not culturable state. Yet, they are promising starter cultures either to better control known food fermentation processes or to produce novel fermented foods and beverages...
August 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831964/biological-activity-of-the-non-microbial-fraction-of-kefir-antagonism-against-intestinal-pathogens
#3
Carolina Iraporda, Mário Abatemarco Júnior, Elisabeth Neumann, Álvaro Cantini Nunes, Jacques R Nicoli, Analía G Abraham, Graciela L Garrote
Kefir is a fermented milk obtained by the activity of kefir grains which are composed of lactic and acetic acid bacteria, and yeasts. Many beneficial health effects have been associated with kefir consumption such as stimulation of the immune system and inhibition of pathogenic microorganisms. The biological activity of kefir may be attributed to the presence of a complex microbiota as well as the microbial metabolites that are released during fermentation. The aim of this work was to characterise the non-microbial fraction of kefir and to study its antagonism against Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp...
August 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748134/genomic-characterization-reconfirms-the-taxonomic-status-of-lactobacillus-parakefiri
#4
Yasuhiro Tanizawa, Hisami Kobayashi, Eli Kaminuma, Mitsuo Sakamoto, Moriya Ohkuma, Yasukazu Nakamura, Masanori Arita, Masanori Tohno
Whole-genome sequencing was performed for Lactobacillus parakefiri JCM 8573(T) to confirm its hitherto controversial taxonomic position. Here, we report its first reliable reference genome. Genome-wide metrics, such as average nucleotide identity and digital DNA-DNA hybridization, and phylogenomic analysis based on multiple genes supported its taxonomic status as a distinct species in the genus Lactobacillus. The availability of a reliable genome sequence will aid future investigations on the industrial applications of L...
2017: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703961/effect-of-addition-of-wild-garlic-allium-ursinum-on-the-quality-of-kefirs-from-sheep-s-milk
#5
Agata Znamirowska, Katarzyna Szajnar, Przemysław Rożek, Dorota Kalicka, Piotr Kuźniar, Paweł Hanus, Krzysztof Kotula, Marcin Obirek, Maciej Kluz
BACKGROUND: Sheep’s milk has a high content of total solids, which qualifies it as a very good raw material for the production of fermented milk drinks. Currently, there are commercially produced kefirs and yogurts from sheep’s milk in the countries of the Mediterranean region. The growing interest in the consumption of these products is justified not only by their taste merits, but also because of their health-promoting proper- ties. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of the addition of 1% of lyophilized wild garlic powder on the properties of kefirs from sheep’s milk...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702019/functional-resilience-and-response-to-a-dietary-additive-kefir-in-models-of-foregut-and-hindgut-microbial-fermentation-in-vitro
#6
Gabriel de la Fuente, Eleanor Jones, Shann Jones, Charles J Newbold
Stability in gut ecosystems is an important area of study that impacts on the use of additives and is related with several pathologies. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with a consortium of yeast and bacteria as a fermentation starter, of which the use as additive in companion and livestock animals has increased in the last few years. To investigate the effect of kefir milk on foregut and hindgut digestive systems, an in vitro approach was followed. Either rumen fluid or horse fecal contents were used as a microbial inoculate and the inclusion of kefir (fresh, autoclaved, or pasteurized) was tested...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691342/dual-function-of-lactobacillus-kefiri-dh5-in-preventing-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-direct-reduction-of-cholesterol-and-upregulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-in-adipose-tissue
#7
Dong-Hyeon Kim, Dana Jeong, Il-Byeong Kang, Hyunsook Kim, Kwang-Young Song, Kun-Ho Seo
SCOPE: Kefir consumption inhibits the development of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice fed 60% high-fat diet (HFD). To identify the key contributor of this effect, we isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from kefir and examined their anti-obesity properties from in vitro screening and in vivo validation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirteen kefir LAB isolates were subjected to survivability test using artificial gastrointestinal environment and cholesterol-reducing assay...
July 10, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643623/the-genomic-basis-of-lactobacilli-as-health-promoting-organisms
#8
Elisa Salvetti, Paul W O'Toole
Lactobacilli occupy a unique position in human culture and scientific history. Like brewer's and baker's yeast, lactobacilli have been associated with food production and preservation for thousands of years. Lactobacillus species are used in mixed microbial cultures, such as the classical Lactobacillus bulgaricus/Streptococcus thermophilus inoculum for yogurt fermentation, or combinations of diverse lactobacilli/yeasts in kefir grains. The association of lactobacilli consumption with greater longevity and improved health formed the basis for developing lactobacilli as probiotics, whose market has exploded worldwide in the past 10 years...
June 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576377/microbiological-biochemical-and-functional-aspects-of-sugary-kefir-fermentation-a-review
#9
REVIEW
Fernanda Assumpção Fiorda, Gilberto Vinicius de Melo Pereira, Vanete Thomaz-Soccol, Sudip Kumar Rakshit, Maria Giovana Binder Pagnoncelli, Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
Sugary kefir beverage is produce by fermenting raw sugar solution with kefir grains, the latter consisting of polysaccharide and microorganisms. This beverage, with great consumption in countries such as USA, Japan, France, and Brazil, represents a promising market to functional cultured drinks. This paper reviews the microbial diversity and interaction, kinetics, safety, and bioactivities of sugary kefir fermentation. The literature reviewed here demonstrates that sugary kefir possesses a similar microbial association relative to traditional milk kefir fermentation, especially among lactic acid bacteria and yeast species, such as Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Kluyveromyces, Pichia, and Saccharomyces...
September 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576369/effects-of-heat-cold-acid-and-bile-salt-adaptations-on-the-stress-tolerance-and-protein-expression-of-kefir-isolated-probiotic-lactobacillus-kefiranofaciens-m1
#10
Ming-Ju Chen, Hsin-Yu Tang, Ming-Lun Chiang
Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens M1 is a probiotic strain isolated from Taiwanese kefir grains. The present study evaluated the effects of heat, cold, acid and bile salt adaptations on the stress tolerance of L. kefiranofaciens M1. The regulation of protein expression of L. kefiranofaciens M1 under these adaptation conditions was also investigated. The results showed that adaptation of L. kefiranofaciens M1 to heat, cold, acid and bile salts induced homologous tolerance and cross-protection against heterologous challenge...
September 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551178/antioxidant-status-and-gut-microbiota-change-in-an-aging-mouse-model-as-influenced-by-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-lactobacillus-plantarum-yw11-isolated-from-tibetan-kefir
#11
Jian Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Yunyun Jiang, Wen Zhao, Ting Guo, Yongqiang Cao, Junwei Teng, Xiaona Hao, Juan Zhao, Zhennai Yang
This study investigated the effect of exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by Lactobacillus plantarum YW11 on the oxidative status and gut microbiota in an aging mouse model induced with d-galactose. The in vitro assay of the antioxidant activity of the EPS showed concentration-dependent (0.25-3.0 mg/mL) activities. At 3.0 mg/mL, the EPS reached the highest scavenging activities with half maximal inhibitory concentration values against hydroxyl radicals at 75.10% and 1.22 mg/mL, superoxide anion at 62.71% and 1...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532064/encapsulation-of-lactobacillus-kefiri-in-alginate-microbeads-using-a-double-novel-aerosol-technique
#12
Christian Demitri, Leonardo Lamanna, Egidio De Benedetto, Fabrizio Damiano, Maria Stella Cappello, Luisa Siculella, Alessandro Sannino
Alginate micro beads containing Lactobacillus kefiri (the principal bacteria present in the kefir probiotic drink) were produced by a novel technique based on dual aerosols spaying of alginate based solution and CaCl2 as cross linking agent. Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) has been also added to the alginate in order to change the physic-chemical properties (viscosity and permeability) of the microbeads. Calcium alginate and CMC are biopolymers that can be used for developing oral drug-delivery systems. These biopolymers have been reported to show a pH-dependent swelling behaviour...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522003/lactobacillus-plantarum-cidca-8327-an-%C3%AE-glucan-producing-strain-isolated-from-kefir-grains
#13
M V Gangoiti, A I Puertas, M F Hamet, P J Peruzzo, M G Llamas, M Medrano, A Prieto, M T Dueñas, A G Abraham
Lactobacillus plantarum CIDCA 8327 is an exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producer strain isolated from kefir with promising properties for the development of functional foods. The aim of the present study was to characterize the structure of the EPS synthesized by this strain grown in skim milk or semidefined medium (SDM). Additionally, genes involved in EPS synthesis were detected by PCR. L. plantarum produces an EPS with a molecular weight of 10(4)Da in both media. When grown in SDM produce an heteropolysaccharide composed mainly of glucose, glucosamine and rhamnose meanwhile the EPS produced in milk was composed exclusively of glucose indicating the influence of the sugar source...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434726/short-communication-sensory-analysis-of-a-kefir-product-designed-for-active-cancer-survivors
#14
K O'Brien, C Boeneke, W Prinyawiwatkul, J Lisano, D Shackelford, K Reeves, M Christensen, R Hayward, K Carabante Ordonez, L K Stewart
Kefir is a fermented milk product that is a good source of protein and health-promoting bacteria. It has the potential to improve recovery from exercise, and the health and well-being of cancer survivors. The purpose of this study was to explore cancer survivor attitudes about and acceptance of a kefir recovery beverage made from cultured milk, whole fruit, natural sweeteners, and other natural ingredients. Kefir was made by inoculating and fermenting milk with kefir grains. The kefir was then mixed with a fruit base and given to cancer survivors (n = 52) following a bout of exercise...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433761/a-glycoproteomic-approach-reveals-that-the-s-layer-glycoprotein-of-lactobacillus-kefiri-cidca-83111-is-o-and-n-glycosylated
#15
Gustavo J Cavallero, Mariano Malamud, Adriana C Casabuono, M de Los Ángeles Serradell, Alicia S Couto
In Gram-positive bacteria, such as lactic acid bacteria, general glycosylation systems have not been documented so far. The aim of this work was to characterize in detail the glycosylation of the S-layer protein of Lactobacillus kefiri CIDCA 83111. A reductive β-elimination treatment followed by anion exchange high performance liquid chromatography analysis was useful to characterize the O-glycosidic structures. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry analysis confirmed the presence of oligosaccharides bearing from 5 to 8 glucose units carrying galacturonic acid...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392493/the-efficacy-of-probiotics-as-pharmacological-treatment-of-cutaneous-wounds-meta-analysis-of-animal-studies
#16
REVIEW
Christos G Tsiouris, Martha Kelesi, Georgios Vasilopoulos, Ioannis Kalemikerakis, Effie G Papageorgiou
The aim of the current meta-analysis of animal studies was to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics as pharmacological treatment of cutaneous wounds. A systematic electronic literature search was conducted and in total six animal studies which undertake twelve experiments met our inclusion criteria. We used the percentage (%) of wound area at the end of the first week after initial wounding to evaluate the efficacy of the probiotic treatment. The heterogeneity was estimated as statistically significant (p<0...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391880/kefir-drink-causes-a-significant-yet-similar-improvement-in-serum-lipid-profile-compared-with-low-fat-milk-in-a-dairy-rich-diet-in-overweight-or-obese-premenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Yasamin Fathi, Naeimeh Ghodrati, Mohammad-Javad Zibaeenezhad, Shiva Faghih
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists as to whether the lipid-lowering properties of kefir drink (a fermented probiotic dairy product) in animal models could be replicated in humans. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the potential lipid-lowering effects of kefir drink with low-fat milk in a dairy-rich diet in overweight or obese premenopausal women. METHODS: In this 8-week, single-center, multiarm, parallel-group, outpatient, randomized controlled trial, 75 eligible Iranian women aged 25 to 45 years were randomly allocated to kefir, milk, or control groups...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384519/kefir-alleviates-obesity-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice-by-modulation-of-gut-microbiota-and-mycobiota-targeted-and-untargeted-community-analysis-with-correlation-of-biomarkers
#18
Dong-Hyeon Kim, Hyunsook Kim, Dana Jeong, Il-Byeong Kang, Jung-Whan Chon, Hong-Seok Kim, Kwang-Young Song, Kun-Ho Seo
Kefir is a probiotic beverage containing over 50 species of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. In this study, the anti-obesity and anti-non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) effects of kefir were comprehensively addressed along with targeted and untargeted community analysis of the fecal microbiota in a high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mouse model. HFD-fed C57BL/6 mice were orally administrated either kefir or milk (control) once a day for 12 weeks, and body and organ weight, fecal microbiota and mycobiota, histopathology, blood cholesterol and cytokines and gene expressions were analyzed...
June 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376398/adsorption-of-aflatoxin-b1-zearalenone-and-ochratoxin-a-by-microorganisms-isolated-from-kefir-grains
#19
Fadia Ben Taheur, Kais Fedhila, Kamel Chaieb, Bochra Kouidhi, Amina Bakhrouf, Luís Abrunhosa
A strategy to reduce the deleterious effects of mycotoxins is to use dietary supplements that contain microorganisms that bind mycotoxins and decrease their gastrointestinal absorption. Novel strains were isolated from a Kefir culture and assessed for their mycotoxin adsorption and biotransformation ability. The most active strains were identified using DNA sequencing, and the stability of microorganism/mycotoxin complexes was evaluated using buffer solutions to simulate the pH conditions in the gastrointestinal tract...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372188/evaluation-of-the-isoflavone-and-total-phenolic-contents-of-kefir-fermented-soymilk-storage-and-after-the-in-vitro-digestive-system-simulation
#20
Meg da Silva Fernandes, Fernando Sanches Lima, Daniele Rodrigues, Cintia Handa, Marcela Guelfi, Sandra Garcia, Elza Iouko Ida
This study aimed to evaluate the isoflavone and total phenolic contents in kefir-fermented soymilk storage and after the in vitro digestive system simulation (DSS). Soymilk was fermented with kefir culture (0.02UC/L) at 25°C for 15h and stored at 4°C for 4days. After the fermentation and storage, the isoflavone and total phenolic contents were quantified by high performance liquid chromatography and spectrophotometry, respectively. The cell viability of lactic acid bacteria and yeast was evaluated. Fermentation promoted an increase of approximately 3log CFU/g cycles of the microorganisms and the storage process did not alter the aglycone isoflavones and total phenolic contents...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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