Takeshi Zendo, Kenji Sonomoto, Yasushi Kawai and Tadao Saito
from: Lactic Acid Bacteria and Bifidobacteria: Current Progress in Advanced Research (Edited by: Kenji Sonomoto and Atsushi Yokota). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2011)
Many lactococcial and lactobacilli strains produce various available bacteriocins such as nisin, the representative bacteriocin in lactic acid bacteria (LAB), lacticin 3147, and plantaricins as mentioned in Chapter 10 and 11. Recently, pediocin PA-1/AcH (class IIa, well studied) from some Pediococcus strains and enterocin AS-48 (the first class IIc) from Enterococcus faecalis have been most likely candidates to be used for bio-preservatives as the second bacteriocin next to nisin. In this chapter, the research advances of both bacteriocins for the antibacterial spectra, mode of action, and food application in addition to the chemical structures and genes for biosynthesis and immunity, are described read more ...