Biochemical Properities, Isolation & Identification of the Propionibacterium acnes Picked from Acne Lesion

여드름병변에서 채취한 Propionibacterium acnes의 분리, 동정 및 생화학적 특성 연구

  • Lee, Kyung-Suk (Dept. of Skin Care & Beauty Science, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology) ;
  • Choi, Jeung-Sook (Dept. of Beauty Design, Gyeongdo Provincial College)
  • 이경숙 (경남정보대학 피부미용과) ;
  • 최정숙 (경북도립 경도대학 뷰티디자인과)
  • Received : 2006.06.12
  • Published : 2006.10.31


Thirty P. acnes were isolated from the 30 acne patients who visited some skin care shops from Feburary of 2001 to August of 2001. They were identified by morphological features (gram stain), biochemical properties. Only P. acne strains are isolated among Propionibacteria sp. and biochemical properities of P. acnes were not different from P. acnes ATCC 11827 strain significantly. The results of the biotyping was as follow: twenty three strains of biotype I from comedone, 1 strain of biotype II from pauple, 5 strains of biotype III from pauple and pustule, and 1 strain of biotype IV from pauple were isolated respectively.


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