Screening of Lactic Acid Bacteria with Potent Adhesive Property in Human Colon using Colonic Mucin-binding Assay

Colonic mucin-binding assay를 이용한 장내 우수 점착능 유산균주의 선별

  • Kim, Seong-Yeong (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Shin, Kwang-Soon (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Lee, Ho (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyonggi University)
  • 김성영 (경기대학교 식품생물공학과) ;
  • 신광순 (경기대학교 식품생물공학과) ;
  • 이호 (경기대학교 식품생물공학과)
  • Published : 2004.12.31


To screen probiotic lactic acid bacteria with potent adhesive property on human colonic mucosa, colonic mucin-binding assay was introduced. This colonic mucin-binding assay actually measures the binding activity of surface lectin-like protein (SLP) on colonic mucin, and the optimal conditions were examined. The optimal pH for colonic mucin coating on plate wells was 4.8, and ${\times}24,000$ diluted solution of commercially available horseradish peroxidase (HRP) conjugated streptoavidin yielded good results, for rapid screening, $5.0\;{\mu}g/mL$ of biotinylated SLP from lactic acid bacteria was optimal, and optimal scintillation time of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethyl benzidine (TMB) was 10 min. These conditions were useful for both rapid selection and quantitative analysis of lactic acid bacteria that have high adhesion property to human intestinal tract. Among 50 strains of lactic acid bacteria, including 32 type culture strains and 18 isolated strains from infant feces, Lactobacillus species FSB-1 isolated from kimchi showed the highest binding activity to colonic mucin. From taxonomical viewpoints based on morphological study, physico-biochemical study, partial 16S rDNA seguencing, and phylogenetic analysis, L. species FSB-1 was identified as Lactobacillus brevis.


colonic mucin-binding assay;adhesion;surface lectin-like protein (SLP);Lactobacillus brevis


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