Analysis of functional properties of Lactobacillus acidophilus

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Abstract

Metabolites from Lactobacillus acidophilus were analysed. The results showed that Lactobacillusacidophilus Ind-1 and Lactobacillus acidophilus Lakcid produced respectively 12.73 g and 13.33 g lactic acid l−1after incubating in skim milk at 37 °C for 36 h; and 2.229 unit and 1.808 unit β-galactosidase l−1in an MRS medium. The proteolytic activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus was high and the content of 17 free amino acids in the fermented milk of Lactobacillusacidophilus Ind-1 and Lactobacillus acidophilus Lakcid was 394.4 mg l−1 and 563.2 mg l−1, respectively. Meantime, Lactobacillus acidophilus reduced cholesterol level in an MRS medium supplemented with cholesterol. Furthermore, Lactobacillusacidophilus Ind-1 and Lactobacillus acidophilus Lakcid showed antimicrobial activity against Bacillus anthracis and Escherichia coli.

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