A functional glycogen biosynthesis pathway in Lactobacillus acidophilus: expression and analysis of the glg operon

Glycogen metabolism contributes to energy storage and various physiological functions in some prokaryotes, including colonization persistence. A role for glycogen metabolism is proposed on the survival and fitness of Lactobacillus acidophilus, a probiotic microbe, in the human gastrointestinal environment. L. acidophilus NCFM possesses a glycogen metabolism… CONTINUE READING