Construction and Functional Analysis of the Recombinant Bacteriocins Weissellicin-MBF from Weissella confusa MBF8-1

Author(s): Amarila Malik*, Elita Yuliantie, Nisa Yulianti Suprahman, Theresa Linardi, Angelina Wening Widiyanti, Jeanita Haldy, Catherine Tjia, Hiroshi Takagi*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 22 , Issue 1 , 2021

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Background: Bacteriocins (Bac1, Bac2, and Bac3) from Weissella confusa MBF8-1, weissellicin- MBF, have been reported as potential alternative substances as well as complements to the existing antibiotics against many antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. Previously, the genes encoded in the large plasmid, pWcMBF8-1, and the spermicidal activity of their synthetic peptides, originally discovered Indonesia, have been studied. Three synthetic bacteriocins peptides of this weissellicin-MBF have been reported for their potential activities, i.e. antibacterial and spermicidal.

Objective: The aim of this study was to construct the recombinant Bacteriocin (r-Bac) genes, as well as to investigate the gene expressions and their functional analysis.

Methods: Here, the recombinant Bacteriocin (r-Bac) genes were constructed and the recombinant peptides (r-Bac1, r-Bac2, and r-Bac3) in B. subtilis DB403 cells were produced on a large scale. After purification, using the His-tag affinity column, their potential bioactivities were measured as well as their antibacterial minimum inhibitory concentrations against Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Micrococcus luteus, were determined.

Results: Pure His-tag-recombinant Bac1, Bac2, and Bac3 were obtained and they could inhibit the growth of L. mesenteroides and M. luteus.

Conclusion: The recombinant bacteriocin could be obtained although with weak activity in inhibiting gram-positive bacterial growth.

Keywords: Bacillus subtilis, bacteriocin, recombinant peptide, synthetic peptide, Weissella confusa, weissellicin.

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