In this study, we investigated the multifunctionality (microbial starters and probiotics) of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 8328 strains used as microbial starters for the production of yogurt in combination with Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The ability of the probiotic strains to survive to oro-gastrointestinal stresses was monitored by an in vitro assay simulating the human digestive tract. The transcriptional level of several genes involved in the immune response suggested that the probiotic strains may have a favorable influence on immunomodulation. Overall, this study revealed that the tested lactobacilli exhibited suitable technological features for yogurt production and might be used to formulate novel food with immunomodulating effects.

Functional starters for functional yogurt / P. Arena Mattia, G. Caggianiello, P. Russo, M. Albenzio, S. Massa, D. Fiocco, V. Capozzi, G. Spano. - In: FOODS. - ISSN 2304-8158. - 14:1(2015 Feb 05), pp. 15-33. [10.3390/foods4010015]

Functional starters for functional yogurt

P. Russo;
2015

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the multifunctionality (microbial starters and probiotics) of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 8328 strains used as microbial starters for the production of yogurt in combination with Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The ability of the probiotic strains to survive to oro-gastrointestinal stresses was monitored by an in vitro assay simulating the human digestive tract. The transcriptional level of several genes involved in the immune response suggested that the probiotic strains may have a favorable influence on immunomodulation. Overall, this study revealed that the tested lactobacilli exhibited suitable technological features for yogurt production and might be used to formulate novel food with immunomodulating effects.
yogurt; riboflavin; multifunctional strains; probiotic
Settore AGR/16 - Microbiologia Agraria
5-feb-2015
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