Biosurfactant from Lactococcus lactis 53 inhibits microbial adhesion on silicone rubber

@article{Rodrigues2004BiosurfactantFL,
  title={Biosurfactant from Lactococcus lactis 53 inhibits microbial adhesion on silicone rubber},
  author={L{\'i}gia R. Rodrigues and Henny C. van der Mei and Jos{\'e} Ant{\'o}nio Couto Teixeira and Ros{\'a}rio T. Oliveira},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={306-311}
}
The ability of biosurfactant obtained from the probiotic bacterium Lactococcus lactis 53 to inhibit adhesion of four bacterial and two yeast strains isolated from explanted voice prostheses to silicone rubber with and without an adsorbed biosurfactant layer was investigated in a parallel-plate flow chamber. The microbial cell surfaces and the silicone rubber with and without an adsorbed biosurfactant layer were characterized using contact-angle measurements. Water contact angles indicated that… CONTINUE READING