ARE BACTERIOCINS WILL BE AN ANSWER/SOLUTION IN INCREASED PROBLEM WITH ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE?
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
The horizon of the application of bacteriocins have been enlarged and based on intensive research worldwide, novels applications of bacteriocins have been addressed. From the discovery of nisin produced by Lactococcus lactis in 1933, more than 7,000 papers published in different scientific journal around the world until 2015: this is a short story of the bacteriocins. From the application in the biopreservation in the control of spoilage organisms, prevention of the foodborne pathogens to the innovative application in the control of human and other animals’ diseases, this is the future of these antimicrobial peptides. Described as antimicrobial agents, active against closely related microorganisms, nowadays we have knowledge on the inhibitory effect and potential application of bacteriocins against some Gram-negative microorganisms, viruses, Mycobacterium spp., fungus, etc. However, what about application of bacteriocins as an alternative or synergetic compound/s in human and veterinary medicine? Is this will be an answer/solution in increased problem with antibiotic resistance? New horizons in the application of bacteriocins were reached and the life story of these antimicrobial peptides is just begun.
Keywords: Bacteriocins, LAB, Antimicrobials, Probiotics, Pathogens, Medical application
Todorov S. (2016). Are bacteriocins will be an answer/solution in increased problem with antibiotic resistance? Conference Proceedings of IPC2016. Paper presented at the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics, Budapest (p. 76.). IPC2016