Phytases of Probiotic Bacteria: Characteristics and Beneficial spects

Priyodip, P and Prakash, Peralam Yegneswaran and Balaji, S (2017) Phytases of Probiotic Bacteria: Characteristics and Beneficial spects. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 57 (2). pp. 148-154. ISSN 00468991

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Probiotics play a vital role in clinical applications for the treatment of diarrhea, obesity and urinary tract infections. Phytate, an anti-nutrient, chelates essential minerals that are vital for human health. In the past few decades, research reports emphasize extensively on phytate degradation in animals. There is a growing need for finding alternate strategies of phytate utilization in human, as they re unable to produce phytase. At this juncture, probiotics an be utilized for phytase production to combat mineral eficiency in humans. The main focus of this review is on mproving phosphate bioavailability by employing two approaches: supplementation of (1) fermented food products that contain probiotics and (2) recombinant phytase producing bacteria. In addition, several factors influencing phytase activity such as bacterial viability, optimal pH, substrate concentration and specificity were also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Probiotic; Anti-nutrient; Phytate; Phytase; Fermented foods
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 10:52

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