Biological activity of the non-microbial fraction of kefir: antagonism against intestinal pathogens

  title={Biological activity of the non-microbial fraction of kefir: antagonism against intestinal pathogens},
  author={Carolina Iraporda and M{\'a}rio Abatemarco J{\'u}nior and Elisabeth Neumann and {\'A}lvaro Cantini Nunes and Jacques Robert Nicoli and Anal{\'i}a G. Abraham and Graciela L. Garrote},
  journal={Journal of Dairy Research},
  pages={339 - 345}
Kefir is a fermented milk obtained by the activity of kefir grains which are composed of lactic and acetic acid bacteria, and yeasts. Many beneficial health effects have been associated with kefir consumption such as stimulation of the immune system and inhibition of pathogenic microorganisms. The biological activity of kefir may be attributed to the presence of a complex microbiota as well as the microbial metabolites that are released during fermentation. The aim of this work was to… 

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