One of the major concerns associated with human dietetics is the deficiency of protein content in the provided diet. It is also a common thing to notice that even though a good source of proteinaceous content is supplied through proper diet supplements, the host body is unable to convert them into proper absorbable form. As a result the body suffers from the basic building blocks the amino acids. A number of bacteria have been identified with higher efficiency of breaking down the protein content of our diet into the forms that are required for the growth, development, repair and regeneration of the body. Quite a few of the probiotic bacteria have been assessed for their protein hydrolyzing capabilities and the subsequent release of essential amino acids into the host body.
A good number of Lactobacillus species have been known to hydrolyze the milk casein and extract good nutritional value out of the fermented milk product. They are known to possess various cellular peptidases as well as proteinases, the enzymes required to bring about the fruitful metabolism of the protein of milk origin. There is very little knowledge available regarding the proteolytic ability of the probiotic bacteria from the genus Enterococcus. [Read more…]