African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 942

Full Length Research Paper

Increased antibacterial activity of Angelica koreana and Arnebia euchroma extracts fermented by Lactobacillus acidifarinae against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Kim Jae-Goo
  • Kim Jae-Goo
  • Graduate School of Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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Cha Yunji
  • Cha Yunji
  • Cosmogen Co., Ltd. Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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Yang Seung-Bo
  • Yang Seung-Bo
  • Department of Korean Internal Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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Kim Jiyoung
  • Kim Jiyoung
  • Cosmogen Co., Ltd. Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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Kim Ki-Young
  • Kim Ki-Young
  • Graduate School of Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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  •  Received: 18 October 2022
  •  Accepted: 07 December 2022
  •  Published: 31 December 2022

Abstract

The increasing epidemic of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most important hospital and community pathogens, has led to a demand for new agents to treat the infection. Natural products may be used to reduce this problem with low side effects. The objective of this study was to determine the antibacterial effect of fermented extracts of Angelica koreana and Arnebia euchroma by Lactobacillus spp. against S. aureus, which were tested by disk diffusion test. Extracts of A. koreana and A. euchroma showed a clear zone of 15.5 ± 1.1 and 15.9 ± 2.2 mm, respectively. Fermented extracts by Lactobacillus sp. showed more improved antibacterial activity against S. aureus than the extracts.

 

Key words: MRSA; Lactobacillus spp.; fermentation; disk diffusion test; plant extract.