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

Amarila Malik, Elita Yuliantie, Nisa Yulianti Suprahman, Theresa Linardi, Angelina Wening Widiyanti, Jeanita Haldy, Catherine Tjia, Hiroshi Takagi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Bacillus subtilis
  • bacteriocin
  • recombinant peptide
  • synthetic peptide
  • Weissella confusa
  • weissellicin


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