Antigenotoxic Effect of Dominant Bacterial Isolates from Kimchi in vitro

김치로부터 분리된 우세 균주들의 in vitro 항유전 독성효과

  • Published : 1999.08.31


This study was carried out to isolate the colonies of dominant fermented bacteria from Kimchi (Korean native fermented foodstuffs) and investigate their inhibitory potentials on mutagenesis and carcinogenesis induced by N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) as direct carcinogen. For this purpose, single cell gel electrophoresis technique (SCGE assay, or comet assay) which is a sensitive and rapid technique for detecting the presence of DNA strand breaks in individual cells was used. DNA damages of Kimchi isolates were compared with that of the positive control, MNNG. Among 3 isolates from Tongbaechu Kimchi, two isolates B-1 and B-2 showed antigenotoxicities (p<0.01). All 4 isolates from Yulmu Kimchi had antigenotoxicities (p<0.05). Also, 3 of 5 isolates from Chonggak Kimchi and 2 of 9 isolates from Kaktugi were antigenotoxic (p<0.05 and p<0.01, respectively).


Kimchi;comet assay;antigenotoxicity;fermented bacteria