, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 845-847

Bile salts hydrolase plays a key role on cholesterol removal by Lactobacillus reuteri

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Abstract

The [ H]cholesterol removal by Lactobacillus reuteri was due to a co-precipitation together with unconjugated bile acids, which was linked to the bile salt hydrolase activity of the cells. No [ H]cholesterol was found inside the cells indicating that no assimilation occurred.