Antilisterial activity of fresh cheese fermented by Lactobacillus paracasei BK57

Lactobacillus paracasei BK57 균주로 발효시킨 프레쉬 치즈의 항리스테리아 활성

  • Lim, Eun-Seo (Department of Food Science & Nutrition, Tongmyong University) ;
  • Lee, Eun-Woo (Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, Dongeui University)
  • 임은서 (동명대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이은우 (동의대학교 생명응용학과)
  • Received : 2015.11.26
  • Accepted : 2015.12.17
  • Published : 2015.12.31


This study is focused on establishing the optimal conditions to enhance the production of antilisterial substances by Lactobacillus paracasei BK57 isolated from Baikkimchi. In addition, the growth and in situ lactic acid and bacteriocin production of this strain were investigated during the manufacture of fresh cheese. And then the efficacy of using Lactobacillus starter as a protective culture to improve the safety of fresh cheese against Listeria monocytogenes KCTC 3569 was estimated. Maximum growth rate and activity of antibacterial substances were obtained in Lactobacilli MRS broth at $37^{\circ}C$ with controlled pH 6.0 after 30 h of incubation under aerobic condition. However, the growth rate and antimicrobial activity of bacteriocin produced in whole milk supplemented with yeast extract (2.0%) as a substrate were lower than those obtained in MRS broth. Live cells and cell-free culture supernatant of BK57 strain were effective in the suppression of L. monocytogenes in milk, whereas the inhibitory of the bacteriocin obtained from BK57 strain was higher in BHI broth than in milk. During storage at $4^{\circ}C$ and $15^{\circ}C$ for 6 days, no significant difference was found in the cell viability and antimicrobial activity of BK 57 strain in fresh cheese. In samples held at two temperatures, there was at least a 15% reduction in the numbers of the pathogen in fresh cheese artificially contaminated with approximately $10^5CFU/ml$ of L. monocytogenes within 6 days. Our results demonstrated the usefulness of L. paracasei BK57 having antilisterial activity as a biopreservative in the cheese making process.


Lactobacillus paracasei;Listeria monocytogenes;antimicrobial activity;bacteriocin;cheese


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