A low-pH-inducible, stationary-phase acid tolerance response in Lactobacillus acidophilus CRL 639

Authors
Lorca, Graciela L.; Font, Graciela Maria
Publication Year
2001
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Acidity is an important environmental condition encountered by lactobacilli during food fermentation. In this report we show that triggering the stationary-phase acid tolerance response (ATR) in L. acidophilus CRL 639 depends on the final growth pH. In free-pH fermentation runs (final pH = 4.5), the cells were completely resistant to acid stress, whereas cells from cultures under controlled pH (pH = 6.0) were very sensitive. The relationship between the final pH and the development of cross-resistance to different kinds of environmental stress was also evaluated. The study of protein profiles showed the overexpression of 16 proteins from 6.5 to 70.9 kDa in stationary phase cells. Seven of these proteins (26.3, 41.4, 48.7, 49.3, 54.5, 56.1, and 70.9 kDa) were expressed as result of the stationary phase itself, while nine proteins (14.1, 18.6, 21.5, 26.9, 29.3, 41.9, 42.6, 49.6, and 56.2 kDa) were exclusively induced as a result of the drop in culture pH during free fermentation runs. These results strongly suggest the involvement of these proteins in cell adaptation to environmental changes.
Fil: Lorca, Graciela L.. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucuman. Centro de Referencia Para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Font, Graciela Maria. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucuman. Centro de Referencia Para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Subject
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/38270