Identification of antifungal molecules from novel probiotic Lactobacillus bacteria for control of Candida infection
CJ Seneviratne1, LP Samaranayake1, T Ohshima2, N Maeda2, LJ Jin1
1 Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
2 School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Japan
1. Probiotic lactic acid bacteria were identified to have antifungal properties against Candida albicans.
2. The cell-free supernatant of the lactic acid bacteria was successfully fractionated and purified using fast performance liquid chromatography.
3. Eight of the 41 fractions containing the antifungal components exhibited a growth inhibitory effect against C albicans.