Graciela Savoy de Giori

Learn More
The cell-envelope proteinase from Lactobacillus helveticus CRL 1062 was detected in the cell membrane fraction. The enzyme remained associated with the cells even after treatment with lysozyme and was not released from washed cells in absence of calcium. The proteinase was maximally active at pH 6.5–7.0 and 42 °C and hydrolysed α- and β-caseins at different(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the nutritional requirements of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis and to develop a minimal chemically defined medium that supports sustained growth of these microorganisms. The single-omission technique was applied to each component of complete chemically defined medium in order to determine the nutritional(More)
α-Galactosidase (α-Gal) enzyme, which is encoded by the melA gene hydrolyzes α-1,6 galactoside linkages found in sugars, such as raffinose and stachyose. These α-galacto-oligosaccharides (α-GOS), which are found in large quantities in vegetables, such as soy, can cause gastrointestinal disorders in sensitive individuals because monogastric animals(More)
The proteolytic system of thermophilic lactobacilli is considered important for bacterial nutrition as well as for the formation of flavor and texture in fermented products. We investigated the influence of peptide content on the cell surface proteinase and intracellular aminopeptidase activities from seven thermophilic lactobacilli strains. The proteinase(More)
The use of food-grade microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria (LAB) is one of the most promising methods for delivering health promoting compounds. Since it is not always possible to obtain strains that have the ability to produce specific compounds naturally or that produce them in sufficient quantities to obtain physiological responses, genetic(More)
In this study, the behaviour of Lactobacillus fermentum CRL 722 and CRL 251 were evaluated under different pH conditions (pH 6.0, 5.5, 5.0, 4.5) and without pH control. Growth was similar under all conditions assayed except at pH 4.5. These microorganisms were able to eliminate raffinose, a nondigestible α-oligosaccharide (NDO) found in soy products,(More)
The exopolysaccharide (EPS) production and growth characteristics of Lactobacillus casei CRL 87 under pH control were studied. Maximum polymer synthesis (488 mg/l) and cell viability (2.4×1010 cfu/ml) occurred when L. casei was cultured at a constant pH of 6.0 and 30°C for 24 h. However, the optimum specific EPS production (3.9×10-5 g EPS/g cell dry weigt)(More)
Ability of industrially relevant species of thermophilic lactobacilli strains to hydrolyze proteins from animal (caseins and β-lactoglobulin) and vegetable (soybean and wheat) sources, as well as influence of peptide content of growth medium on cell envelope-associated proteinase (CEP) activity, was evaluated. Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis (CRL(More)
The influence of environmental pH on biological activity of Bifidobacterium longum CRL 849 grown in MRS-raffinose was evaluated. At pH 6.0, 5.5 and 5.0, raffinose was completely consumed by this microorganism, showing different consumption rates at each pH value (between 3.03 and 0.76 mmol l−1 h−1). At pH 4.5, the growth was lowest. The removal of raffinose(More)
The production of a proteinase from Lactobacillus helveticus CRL 581 was studied. The highest specific activity was found at the early exponential growth phase of cells cultured in milk. The lowest levels of proteinase were detected in MRS broth, while in the casein–yeast extract–glucose broth enzyme production increased gradually during the fermentation(More)