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Title: Protective effects of natural and partially degraded konjac glucomannan on Bifidobacteria against antibiotic damage
Authors: Mao, YH 
Song, AX 
Yao, ZP 
Wu, JY 
Keywords: Antibiotics
Bifidobacteria
Konjac glucomannan
Partial degradation
Prebiotic fiber
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Carbohydrate polymers, 2018, v. 181, p. 368-375 How to cite?
Journal: Carbohydrate polymers 
Abstract: This study was to evaluate the protective effects of a dietary fiber, konjac glucomannan (KGM) from the plant tuber of Amorphohallus konjac on Bifidobacteria against antibiotic damage. KGM (∼8.8 × 108 Da) was partially degraded with high-intensity ultrasound to KGM-US (∼1.8 × 106 Da) and then hydrolyzed with trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) to KGM-AH (1369 Da). KGM-US (at 5 g/l) showed the most significant protective effect on most bifidobacterial strains against penicillin and streptomycin inhibition, increasing the minimal inhibitory and bactericidal concentration (MIC and MBC) dramatically, and KGM also showed significant effects on enhancing the MBC of enrofloxacin, penicillin, tetracycline and streptomycin. In addition, the adsorbance ability and biofilm formation effects of KGM and degraded KGM products may be partially responsible for the protective effects. The results suggested that natural KGM and ultrasound treated KGM have protective effects for the human gut probiotic bacteria against the damage caused by specific antibiotics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74601
ISSN: 0144-8617
EISSN: 0144-8617
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.10.083
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