Functional Starters for Functional Yogurt
AbstractIn this study, we investigated the multifunctionality (microbial starters and probiotics) of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 8328 strains used as microbial starters for the production of yogurt in combination with Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. The ability of the probiotic strains to survive oro-gastrointestinal stresses was monitored by an in vitro assay simulating the human digestive tract. The transcriptional level of several genes involved in the immune response suggested that the probiotic strains may have a favorable influence on immunomodulation. Overall, this study revealed that the tested Lactobacilli exhibited suitable technological features for yogurt production and might be used to formulate novel food with immunomodulating effects. View Full-Text
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Arena, M.P.; Caggianiello, G.; Russo, P.; Albenzio, M.; Massa, S.; Fiocco, D.; Capozzi, V.; Spano, G. Functional Starters for Functional Yogurt. Foods 2015, 4, 15-33.
Arena MP, Caggianiello G, Russo P, Albenzio M, Massa S, Fiocco D, Capozzi V, Spano G. Functional Starters for Functional Yogurt. Foods. 2015; 4(1):15-33.Chicago/Turabian Style
Arena, Mattia P.; Caggianiello, Graziano; Russo, Pasquale; Albenzio, Marzia; Massa, Salvatore; Fiocco, Daniela; Capozzi, Vittorio; Spano, Giuseppe. 2015. "Functional Starters for Functional Yogurt." Foods 4, no. 1: 15-33.