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Bacteriocins are bacterial antimicrobial peptides with bactericidal activity against other bacteria. Staphylococcins are bacteriocins produced by staphylococci, which are Gram-positive bacteria with medical and veterinary importance. Most bacteriocins produced by staphylococci are either lantibiotics (e.g., Pep5, epidermin, epilancin K7, epicidin 280,(More)
Aureocin A53 is an antimicrobial peptide produced by Staphylococcus aureus A53. The genetic determinants involved in aureocin A53 production and immunity to its action are organized in at least four transcriptional units encoded by the 10.4-kb plasmid pRJ9. One transcriptional unit carries only the bacteriocin structural gene, aucA. No immunity gene is(More)
Among 363 strains of Staphylococcus aureus, 21 were shown to produce bacteriocins (Bac), antimicrobial peptides with potential biotechnological applications. This collection includes strains which are either isolated from food, patients and healthy cattle, or are involved in subclinical bovine mastitis. From these 21 strains, 17 were shown to carry(More)
In the present study, 257 Staphylococcus spp. strains were isolated from bovine mastitis cases in 56 different Brazilian dairy herds located in the southeast region of the country and tested for antimicrobial substance (AMS) production. Forty-six strains (17.9%) exhibited AMS production and their identification as Staphylococcus aureus was based on the(More)
AIMS   The main aim of this study was to analyse the genetic relationship amongst 46 Staphylococcus aureus Bac(+) strains isolated in Brazil from 12 geographically distant dairy herds, including 34 isolates that produce the antimicrobial peptide aureocin A70. METHODS AND RESULTS   The comparison of 46 Staph. aureus Bac(+) strains was performed by(More)
Among 46 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus obtained from cattle in the State of Paraíba, Brazil, four were shown to produce antimicrobial substances (AMS). The two best AMS producers carried single plasmids of about 8.0 kbp and 50 kbp, respectively, which were designated pRJ34 and pRJ35. Curing experiments and molecular analysis associated the AMS(More)
In the present study, 31 coliform strains were isolated from salad, cheese, and meat products sold in commercial establishments in Rio de Janeiro city, and were tested for antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial substance production. Thirteen strains (41.9%) were resistant to at least one antibiotic tested, among which one presented resistance to nine(More)
In this study, 15 Gram-negative isolates from Minas Frescal cheese sold in commercial establishments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were able to produce antimicrobial substances (AMSs). Seven, four, two, one, and one isolates identified as Yersinia, Acinetobacter, Enterobacter, Escherichia, and Hafnia genera, respectively, were considered potentially(More)
The biological value of a soy-corn-wheat based noodle (macaroni) prepared by the General Food Corporation was studied. The protein level of the noodle was of 20.5g%. Thirty-six Albino rats were used in this experimental. The animals were divided into sex groups of six animals each. The experimental groups were fed: a) cooked macaroni without lysine; and b)(More)