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The antimicrobial activity of partially purified enterocin K25, produced by Enterococcus sp. K25, was abolished by proteases such as pepsin and proteinase K. The bacteriocin was resistant to heat treatment at 75oC for 15 min and lost 75% of its activity at 100oC for 30 min. Enterocin K25 showed bactericidal mode of action against an indicator strain, Lactobacillus plantarum NCDO 955. Enterocin K25 was purified to 112.6-fold purity via conventional steps of ammonium sulfate precipitation, ion exchange chromatography, and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). The molecular mass of the purified enterocin K25 was estimated as 4.3 kDa on an electrophoresis gel. Plasmid (~6.5 kb) linkage of production of enterocin K25 was confirmed by plasmid curing.