A novel functional soy-based food fermented by lactic acid bacteria: Effect of heat treatment

Authors
Leblanc, Jean Guy Joseph; Garro, Marisa Selva; Savoy, Graciela; Font, Graciela Maria
Publication Year
2004
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The development of a novel fermented soymilk product using selected lactic acid bacteria was performed. The immunomodulatory properties of strains able to grow in soymilk were evaluated in a murine model using inbred BALB/c mice. Lactobacillus acidophilus CRL 43 and CRL 1064 and Lactobacillus paracasei CRL 75 and CRL 208 were all able to significantly increase the phagocytic index (41 ± 4) compared with the control group (16 ± 3) when given individually. These strains were then used in the elaboration of multicultured fermented soymilks that were able to stimulate an innate immune response (peritoneal macrophage activation). However, these novel fermented products sometimes caused undesired secondary effects such as microbial translocation and animal weight loss. When the same fermented products were subjected to heat treatment, they were still able to stimulate the innate immune response without causing secondary effects. These results clearly show that it is not always necessary for lactic acid bacteria to be alive to exert a beneficial physiological effect. This study could thus be used as a model in the design and future evaluation of novel fermented vegetable products.
Fil: Leblanc, Jean Guy Joseph. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Garro, Marisa Selva. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Savoy, Graciela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Fil: Font, Graciela Maria. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Subject
FERMENTATION
FUNCTIONAL FOOD
IMMUNE-MODULATION
LACTIC ACID BACTERIA
SOYMILK
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:11336/57084