ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF MILK

2022 International Journal of Biology Pharmacy and Allied Sciences  
Milk provides the new-born (neonate) with nutrients and an array of antimicrobial factors. These are believed to help protect neonates from infection until their own immune system has developed. Antimicrobial proteins naturally present in milk have the ability to kill and inhibit a broad spectrum of bacteria. The antibacterial properties of these proteins make them suitable for use in a variety of applications, including the prevention of mastitis in cattle and for improving the health of man.
more » ... ilk contains several antimicrobial activities, including lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, and possibly N-acetyl-ß-D-glucosaminidase, which may be involved in protecting against mastitis, protecting against bacterial growth postharvest, and protecting the consumer of the milk product. Probiotics from milk were isolated and tested for their antimicrobial activity for Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus cereus, salmonella typhi, Enterobacter aerogenes using the agar overlay method.
doi:10.31032/ijbpas/2022/11.12.6695 fatcat:iv6vjhkwurdthgamjmpbcadxrq