In vitro evaluation of the cholesterol-reducing ability of a potential probiotic Bacillus spp

@article{Shobharani2015InVE,
  title={In vitro evaluation of the cholesterol-reducing ability of a potential probiotic Bacillus spp},
  author={Papanna Shobharani and Prakash M Halami},
  journal={Annals of Microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66},
  pages={643-651}
}
The cholesterol removal ability of three potential probiotic Bacillus spp., namely, B. flexus MCC 2458, B. flexus MCC 2427 and B. licheniformis MCC 2514, has been studied. All the three isolates were deprived of bile salt hydrolase enzyme, but they were still able to remove cholesterol by other mechanisms which were strain-dependent. B. flexus MCC 2427 used cholesterol oxidase (2.5 U/mL) for cholesterol removal, whereas B. flexus MCC 2458 underwent co-precipitation in the presence of bile. B… CONTINUE READING