Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 845–847 | Cite as

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

  • M.P. Taranto
  • F. Sesma
  • A. Pesce de Ruiz Holgado
  • G.F. de Valdez
Article

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.

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© Chapman and Hall 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.P. Taranto
    • 1
  • F. Sesma
    • 1
  • A. Pesce de Ruiz Holgado
    • 1
  • G.F. de Valdez
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA)TucumanArgentina
  2. 2.Catedra de Microbiologia Superior, Facultad Bioquimica, Quimica y FarmaciaUniversidad Nacional de Tucuman (U.N.T.)Argentina

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