leuconostoc

Summary

Summary: A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria whose growth is dependent on the presence of a fermentable carbohydrate. It is nonpathogenic to plants and animals, including humans.

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  1. Chelo I, Zé Zé L, Tenreiro R. Genome diversity in the genera Fructobacillus, Leuconostoc and Weissella determined by physical and genetic mapping. Microbiology. 2010;156:420-30 pubmed publisher
    ..genera of 'Leuconostocaceae' was done, resulting in physical and genetic maps for three Fructobacillus, six Leuconostoc and four Weissella strains...
  2. Koo O, Jeong D, Lee J, Kim M, Lee J, Chang H, et al. Cloning and characterization of the bifunctional alcohol/acetaldehyde dehydrogenase gene (adhE) in Leuconostoc mesenteroides isolated from kimchi. Biotechnol Lett. 2005;27:505-10 pubmed
    A bifunctional alcohol/acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (AdhE) gene (adhE) was cloned from Leuconostoc mesenteroides C7 (LMC7), which is the dominant lactic acid bacterium produced during heterofermentation of kimchi...
  3. Gomez De Segura A, Alcalde M, Yates M, Rojas Cervantes M, López Cortés N, Ballesteros A, et al. Immobilization of dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512F on Eupergit C supports. Biotechnol Prog. 2004;20:1414-20 pubmed
    Dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512F was immobilized on epoxy-activated acrylic polymers with different textural properties (Eupergit C and Eupergit C 250L)...
  4. Yi A, Lee S, Jang M, Park J, Eom H, Han N, et al. Cloning of dextransucrase gene from Leuconostoc citreum HJ-P4 and its high-level expression in E. coli by low temperature induction. J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2009;19:829-35 pubmed
    A dextransucrase (LcDS) gene from Leuconostoc citreum HJ-P4 has been amplified and cloned in E. coli...
  5. Masuda Y, Ono H, Kitagawa H, Ito H, Mu F, Sawa N, et al. Identification and characterization of leucocyclicin Q, a novel cyclic bacteriocin produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides TK41401. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:8164-70 pubmed publisher
    The culture supernatant of Leuconostoc mesenteroides TK41401, isolated from Japanese pickles, possessed antimicrobial activity against broad range of a bacterial genera and particularly strong activity against Bacillus coagulans, the ..
  6. Coulibaly I, Amenan A, Lognay G, Fauconnier M, Thonart P. Survival of freeze-dried leuconostoc mesenteroides and Lactobacillus plantarum related to their cellular fatty acids composition during storage. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2009;157:70-84 pubmed publisher
    Lactic acid bacteria strains Lactobacillus plantarum CWBI-B534 and Leuconostoc ssp. mesenteroïdes (L. mesenteroïdes) Kenya MRog2 were produced in bioreactor, concentrated, with or without cryoprotectants...
  7. Côté G, Skory C. Cloning, expression, and characterization of an insoluble glucan-producing glucansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-1118. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;93:2387-94 pubmed publisher
    We have cloned a glucansucrase from the type strain of Leuconostoc mesenteroides (NRRL B-1118; ATCC 8293) and successfully expressed the enzyme in Escherichia coli...
  8. Vihavainen E, Björkroth K. Spoilage of value-added, high-oxygen modified-atmosphere packaged raw beef steaks by Leuconostoc gasicomitatum and Leuconostoc gelidum. Int J Food Microbiol. 2007;119:340-5 pubmed
    ..b>Leuconostoc gasicomitatum, Leuconostoc gelidum, Lactobacillus algidus, Lactobacillus sakei and Carnobacterium divergens ..
  9. Kekkonen R, Kajasto E, Miettinen M, Veckman V, Korpela R, Julkunen I. Probiotic Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremoris and Streptococcus thermophilus induce IL-12 and IFN-gamma production. World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14:1192-203 pubmed

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  1. Iliev I, Vassileva T, Ignatova C, Ivanova I, Haertle T, Monsan P, et al. Gluco-oligosaccharides synthesized by glucosyltransferases from constitutive mutants of Leuconostoc mesenteroides strain Lm 28. J Appl Microbiol. 2008;104:243-50 pubmed
    To find different types of glucosyltransferases (GTFs) produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides strain Lm 28 and its mutant forms, and to check the effectiveness of gluco-oligosaccharide synthesis using maltose as the acceptor.
  2. Lu Z, Altermann E, Breidt F, Kozyavkin S. Sequence analysis of Leuconostoc mesenteroides bacteriophage Phi1-A4 isolated from an industrial vegetable fermentation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010;76:1955-66 pubmed publisher
    Vegetable fermentations rely on the proper succession of a variety of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). Leuconostoc mesenteroides initiates fermentation. As fermentation proceeds, L...
  3. Mueller M, Nidetzky B. The role of Asp-295 in the catalytic mechanism of Leuconostoc mesenteroides sucrose phosphorylase probed with site-directed mutagenesis. FEBS Lett. 2007;581:1403-8 pubmed
    Replacements of Asp-295 by Asn (D295N) and Glu (D295E) decreased the catalytic center activity of Leuconostoc mesenteroides sucrose phosphorylase to about 0.01% of the wild-type level (k(cat)=200s(-1))...
  4. Malten M, Hollmann R, Deckwer W, Jahn D. Production and secretion of recombinant Leuconostoc mesenteroides dextransucrase DsrS in Bacillus megaterium. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2005;89:206-18 pubmed
    b>Leuconostoc mesenteroides dextransucrase DsrS was recombinantly produced in Bacillus megaterium and exported into the growth medium...
  5. Ehrmann M, Freiding S, Vogel R. Leuconostoc palmae sp. nov., a novel lactic acid bacterium isolated from palm wine. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009;59:943-7 pubmed publisher
    ..694(T) in a distinct line of descent within the genus Leuconostoc, with the closest neighbours being Leuconostoc lactis JCM 6123(T) (98...
  6. Nikel P, Ramirez M, Pettinari M, Mendez B, Galvagno M. Ethanol synthesis from glycerol by Escherichia coli redox mutants expressing adhE from Leuconostoc mesenteroides. J Appl Microbiol. 2010;109:492-504 pubmed publisher
    ..of Escherichia coli arcA and creC mutants expressing a bifunctional alcohol-acetaldehyde dehydrogenase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides growing on glycerol under oxygen-restricted conditions...
  7. Kim J, You H, Kang H, Ji G. Enhancement of the tyrosinase inhibitory activity of Mori Cortex Radicis extract by biotransformation using Leuconostoc paramesenteroides PR. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2012;76:1425-30 pubmed
    ..whole MCR extract was biotransformed with crude enzyme extract from a selected lactic acid bacterium, Leuconostoc paramesenteroides PR (LP)...
  8. Díez Municio M, Herrero M, Jimeno M, Olano A, Moreno F. Efficient synthesis and characterization of lactulosucrose by Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512F dextransucrase. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60:10564-71 pubmed publisher
    ..This oligosaccharide was formed by the Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512F dextransucrase-catalyzed transfer of the glucosyl residue from sucrose to the 2-hydroxyl ..
  9. Ali Y, Kot W, Atamer Z, Hinrichs J, Vogensen F, Heller K, et al. Classification of lytic bacteriophages attacking dairy Leuconostoc starter strains. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013;79:3628-36 pubmed publisher
    A set of 83 lytic dairy bacteriophages (phages) infecting flavor-producing mesophilic starter strains of the Leuconostoc genus was characterized, and the first in-depth taxonomic scheme was established for this phage group...
  10. Garcia Gimeno R, Hervas Martinez C, Rodriguez Perez R, Zurera Cosano G. Modelling the growth of Leuconostoc mesenteroides by Artificial Neural Networks. Int J Food Microbiol. 2005;105:317-32 pubmed
    ..to 200 ppm) on the predicted specific growth rate (Gr), lag-time (Lag) and maximum population density (yEnd) of Leuconostoc mesenteroides under aerobic and anaerobic conditions, was studied using an Artificial Neural Network-based ..
  11. Kang H, Myung E, Ahn K, Eom H, Han N, Kim Y, et al. Induction of Th1 cytokines by Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides (KCTC 3100) under Th2-type conditions and the requirement of NF-kappaB and p38/JNK. Cytokine. 2009;46:283-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides (LMM) KCTC 3100, is one of the prominent species in the fermentation of kimchi, a traditional Korean food...
  12. Olvera C, Fernández Vázquez J, Ledezma Candanoza L, López Munguía A. Role of the C-terminal region of dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides IBT-PQ in cell anchoring. Microbiology. 2007;153:3994-4002 pubmed
    dsrP, a gene that encodes a cell-associated dextransucrase produced by Leuconostoc mesenteroides IBT-PQ, was isolated, sequenced and expressed in Escherichia coli...
  13. Nakamura S, Kuda T, An C, Kanno T, Takahashi H, Kimura B. Inhibitory effects of Leuconostoc mesenteroides 1RM3 isolated from narezushi, a fermented fish with rice, on Listeria monocytogenes infection to Caco-2 cells and A/J mice. Anaerobe. 2012;18:19-24 pubmed publisher
    ..LAB isolates, we selected five acid and bile resistant isolates (four were Lactobacillus plantarum and one was Leuconostoc mesenteroides). Among the five isolates, Ln. mesenteroides (Lnm-1RM3) showed the highest inhibition against L...
  14. Trias R, Badosa E, Montesinos E, Bañeras L. Bioprotective Leuconostoc strains against Listeria monocytogenes in fresh fruits and vegetables. Int J Food Microbiol. 2008;127:91-8 pubmed publisher
    Ten Leuconostoc mesenteroides and one Ln. citreum strains isolated from fresh fruit and vegetables were tested for their antagonistic capacity against Listeria monocytogenes...
  15. Maina N, Tenkanen M, Maaheimo H, Juvonen R, Virkki L. NMR spectroscopic analysis of exopolysaccharides produced by Leuconostoc citreum and Weissella confusa. Carbohydr Res. 2008;343:1446-55 pubmed publisher
    Dextrans are the main exopolysaccharides produced by Leuconostoc species. Other dextran-producing lactic acid bacteria include Streptococci, Lactobacilli, and Weissella species...
  16. Nam S, Choi S, Kang A, Kim D, Kim R, Kim A, et al. Genome sequence of Leuconostoc argentinum KCTC 3773. J Bacteriol. 2010;192:6490-1 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc argentinum is one of the most prevalent lactic acid bacteria present during the manufacturing process of kimchi, the best-known traditional Korean dish...
  17. Vihavainen E, Björkroth K. Diversity of Leuconostoc gasicomitatum associated with meat spoilage. Int J Food Microbiol. 2009;136:32-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc gasicomitatum isolates (n=384) associated with spoilage of meat and vegetable-based foods were characterised by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) typing...
  18. Lee J, Moon Y, Kim N, Kim Y, Kang H, Jung J, et al. Cloning and expression of the sucrose phosphorylase gene from Leuconostoc mesenteroides in Escherichia coli. Biotechnol Lett. 2008;30:749-54 pubmed
    The gene encoding sucrose phosphorylase (742sp) in Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-742 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli...
  19. Chang J, Chang H. Identification of a replicon from pCC3, a cryptic plasmid from Leuconostoc citreum C4 derived from kimchi, and development of a new host-vector system. Biotechnol Lett. 2009;31:685-96 pubmed publisher
    Analysis of the structural properties of pCC3, a cryptic plasmid from Leuconostoc citreum C4 isolated from kimchi, determined its length as 3,338 bp and revealed three open reading frames (ORFs): ORF1-ORF3...
  20. Seo B, Rather I, Kumar V, Choi U, Moon M, Lim J, et al. Evaluation of Leuconostoc mesenteroides YML003 as a probiotic against low-pathogenic avian influenza (H9N2) virus in chickens. J Appl Microbiol. 2012;113:163-71 pubmed publisher
    ..The aims of the study were to isolate anti-H9N2 bacteria from Korean Kimchi isolates and to evaluate its performance in cell line, egg and in specific pathogen-free (SPF) chickens...
  21. Lee J, Kang H, Moon Y, Cho D, Kim D, Choe J, et al. Cloning, expression and characterization of an extracellular enolase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006;259:240-8 pubmed
    ..The related Leuconostoc mesenteroides 512FMCM is nonpathogenic, but it too has an extracellular enolase...
  22. Kang H, Kimura A, Kim D. Bioengineering of Leuconostoc mesenteroides glucansucrases that gives selected bond formation for glucan synthesis and/or acceptor-product synthesis. J Agric Food Chem. 2011;59:4148-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Various amino acid mutations near active sites of DSRBCB4 dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-1299CB4 were constructed...
  23. Fraga Vidal R, Moulis C, Escalier P, Remaud Simeon M, Monsan P. Isolation of a gene from Leuconostoc citreum B/110-1-2 encoding a novel dextransucrase enzyme. Curr Microbiol. 2011;62:1260-6 pubmed publisher
    The amplicon encoding dextransucrase DSR-F from Leuconostoc citreum B/110-1-2, a novel sucrose glucosyltransferase (GTF)-specific for ?-1,6 and ?-1,3 glucosidic bond synthesis, with ?-1,4 branching was cloned, sequenced, and expressed ..
  24. Kim J, Eom H, Kim Y, Ahn J, Kim J, Han N. Enhancing acid tolerance of Leuconostoc mesenteroides with glutathione. Biotechnol Lett. 2012;34:683-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc mesenteroides is a commercially important lactic acid bacterium currently used as a starter for kimchi and kefir. However, its sensitivity to acid stress limits its performance. L...
  25. Bou G, Luis Saleta J, Saez Nieto J, Tomás M, Valdezate S, Sousa D, et al. Nosocomial Outbreaks Caused by Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008;14:968-71 pubmed publisher
    From July 2003 through October 2004, 42 patients became infected by strains of Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides (genotype 1) in different departments of Juan Canalejo Hospital in northwest Spain...
  26. Kim J, Jeong H, Lee J, Choi S, Ha M, Hur C, et al. Complete genome sequence of Leuconostoc citreum KM20. J Bacteriol. 2008;190:3093-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc citreum is one of the most prevalent lactic acid bacteria during the manufacturing process of kimchi, the best-known Korean traditional dish. We have determined the complete genome sequence of L. citreum KM20...
  27. De Bruyne K, Schillinger U, Caroline L, Boehringer B, Cleenwerck I, Vancanneyt M, et al. Leuconostoc holzapfelii sp. nov., isolated from Ethiopian coffee fermentation and assessment of sequence analysis of housekeeping genes for delineation of Leuconostoc species. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:2952-9 pubmed
    ..16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the novel strain belongs to the genus Leuconostoc, with Leuconostoc citreum and Leuconostoc lactis as the closest neighbours (99.6 and 99...
  28. Côté G, Leathers T. A method for surveying and classifying Leuconostoc spp. glucansucrases according to strain-dependent acceptor product patterns. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 2005;32:53-60 pubmed
    A number of Leuconostoc spp. strains were screened for their ability to produce glucansucrases and carry out acceptor reactions with maltose...
  29. Meslier V, Loux V, Renault P. Genome sequence of Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides strain 4882, isolated from a dairy starter culture. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:6637 pubmed publisher
    The nonstarter lactic acid bacterium Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides is a species widely found in the dairy industry and plays a key role in the formation of aromatic compounds...
  30. Jung J, Lee S, Lee H, Seo H, Park W, Jeon C. Effects of Leuconostoc mesenteroides starter cultures on microbial communities and metabolites during kimchi fermentation. Int J Food Microbiol. 2012;153:378-87 pubmed publisher
    ..This sometimes makes it difficult to produce kimchi with uniform quality. The use of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a starter has been considered to produce commercial fermented kimchi with uniform and good ..
  31. Balcázar J, Vendrell D, de Blas I, Ruiz Zarzuela I, Múzquiz J. Effect of Lactococcus lactis CLFP 100 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides CLFP 196 on Aeromonas salmonicida Infection in brown trout (Salmo trutta). J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 2009;17:153-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Treatment with probiotic strains (Lactococcus lactis CLFP 100 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides CLFP 196) resulted in a higher survival rate after challenge, activation of phagocytic cells in ..
  32. Singh A, Majumder A, Goyal A. Artificial intelligence based optimization of exocellular glucansucrase production from Leuconostoc dextranicum NRRL B-1146. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:8201-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The maximum enzyme activity experimentally obtained using the ANN-GA designed medium was 6.75+/-0.09U/ml which was in good agreement with the predicted value...
  33. Neuhaus F. Role of the omega loop in specificity determination in subsite 2 of the D-alanine:D-alanine (D-lactate) ligase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides: a molecular docking study. J Mol Graph Model. 2011;30:31-7 pubmed publisher
    The synthesis of D-ala-D-lactate in Leuconostoc mesenteroides is catalyzed by D-alanine:D-alanine (D-lactate) ligase (ADP)...
  34. Sawa N, Okamura K, Zendo T, Himeno K, Nakayama J, Sonomoto K. Identification and characterization of novel multiple bacteriocins produced by Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides QU 15. J Appl Microbiol. 2010;109:282-91 pubmed publisher
    To characterize novel multiple bacteriocins produced by Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides QU 15.
  35. Woo H, Kang H, Nguyen T, Kim G, Kim Y, Park J, et al. Synthesis and characterization of ampelopsin glucosides using dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-1299CB4: glucosylation enhancing physicochemical properties. Enzyme Microb Technol. 2012;51:311-8 pubmed publisher
    ..56 ?M) and much smaller than that of ?-arbutin (K(i)=514.84 ?M), a commercial active ingredient of whitening cosmetics. These results indicate the potential of AMPLS and AMPLS-G1 as superior ingredients for functional cosmetics...
  36. Nam S, Kim A, Choi S, Kang A, Kim D, Kim R, et al. Genome sequence of Leuconostoc carnosum KCTC 3525. J Bacteriol. 2011;193:6100-1 pubmed publisher
    We announce the draft genome sequence of the type strain Leuconostoc carnosum KCTC 3525 (3,234,408 bp with a G+C content of 40...
  37. Sánchez J, Martinez B, Rodriguez A. Rational selection of Leuconostoc strains for mixed starters based on the physiological biodiversity found in raw milk fermentations. Int J Food Microbiol. 2005;105:377-87 pubmed
    The technological abilities of eleven wild Leuconostoc strains isolated from artisanal Afuega'l Pitu cheese, a homemade acid-coagulated cheese from raw milk from Asturias (northern Spain), were studied in order to test their potential ..
  38. Morales Arrieta S, Rodriguez M, Segovia L, López Munguía A, Olvera Carranza C. Identification and functional characterization of levS, a gene encoding for a levansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512 F. Gene. 2006;376:59-67 pubmed
    A Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512 F levansucrase gene, (levS), was isolated, sequenced and cloned in Escherichia coli...
  39. Wagner N, Tran Q, Richter H, Selzer P, Unden G. Pyruvate fermentation by Oenococcus oeni and Leuconostoc mesenteroides and role of pyruvate dehydrogenase in anaerobic fermentation. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005;71:4966-71 pubmed
    The heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria Oenococcus oeni and Leuconostoc mesenteroides are able to grow by fermentation of pyruvate as the carbon source (2 pyruvate --> 1 lactate + 1 acetate + 1 CO(2))...
  40. Díez Municio M, Montilla A, Jimeno M, Corzo N, Olano A, Moreno F. Synthesis and characterization of a potential prebiotic trisaccharide from cheese whey permeate and sucrose by Leuconostoc mesenteroides dextransucrase. J Agric Food Chem. 2012;60:1945-53 pubmed publisher
    ..2-?-D-glucopyranosyl-lactose derived from sucrose:lactose and sucrose:cheese whey permeate mixtures by using a Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512F dextransucrase...
  41. Lee S, Park M, Jung J, Jeon C. Leuconostoc miyukkimchii sp. nov., isolated from brown algae (Undaria pinnatifida) kimchi. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2012;62:1098-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain M2(T) belonged to the genus Leuconostoc and was most closely related to Leuconostoc inhae IH003(T), Leuconostoc kimchii IH25(T), Leuconostoc ..
  42. Paulo E, Boffo E, Branco A, Valente A, Melo I, Ferreira A, et al. Production, extraction and characterization of exopolysaccharides produced by the native Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides R2 strain. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2012;84:495-508 pubmed
    The genus Leuconostoc belongs to a group of lactic acid bacteria usually isolated from fermented vegetables, which includes species involved in the production of exopolysaccharides (EPS)...
  43. Goedl C, Schwarz A, Minani A, Nidetzky B. Recombinant sucrose phosphorylase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides: characterization, kinetic studies of transglucosylation, and application of immobilised enzyme for production of alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate. J Biotechnol. 2007;129:77-86 pubmed
    ..We report on the molecular cloning and expression of the structural gene encoding sucrose phosphorylase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides (LmSPase) in Escherichia coli DH10B...
  44. Kang H, Seo M, Seo E, Kim D, Chung S, Kimura A, et al. Cloning and expression of levansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512 FMC in Escherichia coli. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2005;1727:5-15 pubmed
    b>Leuconostoc mesenteroides B-512 FMC produces dextran and levan using sucrose. Because of the industrial importance of dextrans and oligosaccharides synthesized by dextransucrase (one of glycansucrases from L...
  45. Jeong S, Park J, Lee H, Kim J. Characterization of pFMBL1, a small cryptic plasmid isolated from Leuconostoc mesenteroides SY2. Plasmid. 2007;57:314-23 pubmed publisher
    A 4661bp cryptic plasmid, pFMBL1, was isolated from Leuconostoc mesenteroides SY2, an isolate from Kimchi, and characterized. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed two open reading frames, orf1 and orf2...
  46. Chang J, Lee H, Chang H. Identification of the agent from Lactobacillus plantarum KFRI464 that enhances bacteriocin production by Leuconostoc citreum GJ7. J Appl Microbiol. 2007;103:2504-15 pubmed
    ..To provide evidence that the production of bacteriocin by lactic acid bacteria can be enhanced by the presence of a bacteriocin-sensitive strain and identify the agent that is responsible for enhancing bacteriocin production...
  47. Moulis C, Arcache A, Escalier P, Rinaudo M, Monsan P, Remaud Simeon M, et al. High-level production and purification of a fully active recombinant dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512F. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006;261:203-10 pubmed
    ..The synthesized polymer possesses more than 95% of alpha-1,6 links, like the dextran produced by the native enzyme, and innovative gel properties were obtained...
  48. Kang J, Kim Y, Kim N, Kim D, Nam S, Kim D. Synthesis and characterization of hydroquinone fructoside using Leuconostoc mesenteroides levansucrase. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2009;83:1009-16 pubmed publisher
    ..We synthesized a HQ fructoside (HQ-Fru) as a potential skin-whitening agent by reacting levansucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides with HQ as an acceptor and sucrose as a fructofuranose donor...
  49. Florescu D, Hill L, Sudan D, Iwen P. Leuconostoc bacteremia in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome: case series and review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008;27:1013-9 pubmed publisher
    Infections caused by Leuconostoc species are rare with most reported cases occurring in immunocompromised patients...
  50. Endo A, Okada S. Reclassification of the genus Leuconostoc and proposals of Fructobacillus fructosus gen. nov., comb. nov., Fructobacillus durionis comb. nov., Fructobacillus ficulneus comb. nov. and Fructobacillus pseudoficulneus comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008;58:2195-205 pubmed publisher
    A taxonomic study was made of the genus Leuconostoc. The species in the genus were divided into three subclusters by phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequences...
  51. Schwarz A, Nidetzky B. Asp-196-->Ala mutant of Leuconostoc mesenteroides sucrose phosphorylase exhibits altered stereochemical course and kinetic mechanism of glucosyl transfer to and from phosphate. FEBS Lett. 2006;580:3905-10 pubmed
    Mutagenesis of Asp-196 into Ala yielded an inactive variant of Leuconostoc mesenteroides sucrose phosphorylase (D196A). External azide partly complemented the catalytic defect in D196A with a second-order rate constant of 0...
  52. Kim E, Cha C, Cho Y, Cho Y, Roe J. Synthesis of gamma-glutamylcysteine as a major low-molecular-weight thiol in lactic acid bacteria Leuconostoc spp. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;369:1047-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Analysis of the genome sequences of several Leuconostoc spp...
  53. Ul Qader S, Aman A, Syed N, Bano S, Azhar A. Characterization of dextransucrase immobilized on calcium alginate beads from Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR-4. Ital J Biochem. 2007;56:158-62 pubmed
    Immobilization of dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides PCSIR-4 on alginate is optimized for application in the production of dextran from sucrose. Dextransucrase was partially purified by ethanol upto 2.5 fold...
  54. Albanese A, Spanu T, Sali M, Novegno F, D Inzeo T, Santangelo R, et al. Molecular identification of Leuconostoc mesenteroides as a cause of brain abscess in an immunocompromised patient. J Clin Microbiol. 2006;44:3044-5 pubmed
    b>Leuconostoc species are emerging pathogens that can cause severe infections, particularly in immunocompromised patients...
  55. Bertrand A, Morel S, Lefoulon F, Rolland Y, Monsan P, Remaud Simeon M. Leuconostoc mesenteroides glucansucrase synthesis of flavonoid glucosides by acceptor reactions in aqueous-organic solvents. Carbohydr Res. 2006;341:855-63 pubmed
    The enzymatic glucosylation of luteolin was attempted using two glucansucrases: the dextransucrase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides NRRL B-512F and the alternansucrase from L. mesenteroides NRRL B-23192...
  56. Nieto Arribas P, Seseña S, Poveda J, Palop L, Cabezas L. Genotypic and technological characterization of Leuconostoc isolates to be used as adjunct starters in Manchego cheese manufacture. Food Microbiol. 2010;27:85-93 pubmed publisher
    Twenty-seven Leuconostoc (Ln.) isolates from Manchego cheese were characterized by phenotypic and genotypic methods, and their technological abilities studied in order to test their potential use as dairy starter components...
  57. Coelho L, de Lima C, Bernardo M, Contiero J. D(-)-lactic acid production by Leuconostoc mesenteroides B512 using different carbon and nitrogen sources. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2011;164:1160-71 pubmed publisher
    ..After 48 h, lactic acid production using the shake-flask method was at 60.2 g/L...
  58. Kang M, Kang I, Kim S, Lee H, Oh J. Effect of Leuconostoc spp. on the formation of Streptococcus mutans biofilm. J Microbiol. 2007;45:291-6 pubmed
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of Leuconostoc spp. on the in vitro formation of S. mutans biofilm...
  59. Wan X, Li R, Saris P, Takala T. Genetic characterisation and heterologous expression of leucocin C, a class IIa bacteriocin from Leuconostoc carnosum 4010. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2013;97:3509-18 pubmed publisher
    b>Leuconostoc carnosum 4010 is a protective culture for meat products. It kills the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes by producing two class IIa (pediocin-like) bacteriocins, leucocin A and leucocin C...
  60. Joucla G, Pizzut S, Monsan P, Remaud Simeon M. Construction of a fully active truncated alternansucrase partially deleted of its carboxy-terminal domain. FEBS Lett. 2006;580:763-8 pubmed
    ..It is more soluble and suffers less degradation than full length alternansucrase. Hence this truncated variant is a promising tool for the further structural and kinetic study of this interesting enzyme...
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