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6942857 Microorganisms for preventing and/or treating obesity or diabetes mellitus  
The present invention relates to microorganisms for preventing or treating obesity or diabetes mellitus which have excellent viability and produce polysaccharides efficiently in the intestines....
6939705 Method of protecting L. johnsonii La1 against stress  
A bacterial cell having protection against conditions which are lethal to an unprotected bacterial cell wherein, the protected cell is obtained by subjecting a bacterial cell to treatment with a...
6932991 Levan-producing Lactobacillus strain and method of preparing human or pet food products using the same  
The present invention relates to an isolated and purified strain of the species Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis which produces levan. The present invention further relates to a method of producing...
6926891 Treatment of diarrhea with strains of Bifidobacterium longum  
The present invention pertains to novel microorganisms of the genus Bifidobacterium, that are useful in preventing diarrhea brought about by pathogenic bacteria. In particular, the present...
6890529 Lactobacillus helveticus producing antihypertensive di- and tripeptides  
The invention relates to a new strain, Lactobacillus helveticus LBK-16 H, DSM 13137, and a bacterial preparation containing the same. The new strain Lactobacillus helveticus LBK-16 H has...
6887465 Lactobacillus strains capable of preventing diarrhoea caused by pathogenic bacteria and rotaviruses  
Novel microorganisms of the family Lactobacillaceae and pharmaceutical compositions, food and methods of using same are provided. The microorganisms have the ability of preventing colonization of...
6884415 Antioxidation food product, antioxidation preparation and antioxidation method  
The antioxidation food product of the present invention is produced by fermenting a food product containing bacteria having catalase activity, such as Lactobacillus plantarum, in the presence of a...
6875601 Mutant Lactobacillus bulgaricus strains free from β-galactoside activity  
The invention concerns mutant L. bulgaricus strains bearing a nonsense mutation, in at least one of the sequences coding for the lactose operon, and free from β-galactosidase activity, and lactic...
6872411 Process for the manufacture of probiotic cheese  
A process for the manufacture of a probiotic cheese, such as Cheddar cheese, comprises adding a 0.0-5.5% inoculum of a strain of Lactobacillus paracasei, which is non-pathogenic, acid and bile...
6872560 Human hydrolytic enzymes  
The invention provides human hydrolytic enzymes (HYENZ) and polynucleotides which identify and encode HYENZ. The invention also provide expression vectors, host cells, antibodies, agonists, and...
6872565 Product containing Lactobacillus reuteri strain ATTC PTA-4965 or PTA-4964 for inhibiting bacteria causing dental caries  
Strains of Lactobacillus that have been selected for their capability of reducing the number of Streptococcus mutans in the mouth of mammals through inhibiting activity in combination with good...
6867026 Glucosyltransferases  
The present invention describes a protein having glucosyltransferase activity. This protein is derived from lactobacilli, which are food-grade microorganisms with the Generally Recognized As Safe...
6838100 Cultured protein hydrolysate  
This invention relates to a process for the production of a cultured savory base by hydrolyzing a protein-containing material using a combination of at least one enzyme with at least one...
6835376 Lactobacillus paracasei strain for preventing diarrhea caused by pathogenic bacteria  
The present invention pertains to novel microorganisms of the genus Lactobacillus, that are useful in preventing diarrhoea brought about by pathogenic bacteria. In particular, the present...
6833260 Lactose hydrolysis  
The invention features methods and compositions for rapidly and effectively hydrolyzing lactose using recombinant lactic acid bacteria.
6830750 Reduction of oxidative stress factors with Lactobacillus plantarum  
The invention refers to the use of a bacterial strain, preferably of the genus Lactobacillus or Propionibacterium, giving rise to increased amounts of propionic acid in the gut for the manufacture...
6827952 Lactic acid bacteria, fermented seasoning liquid containing the same, and a method for producing bread  
Lactobacillus sanfranciscencis strains according to the present invention having a property for producing a non-organic acid antibacterial agent which exhibits at least mold-proofing activity. A...
6808703 Lactobacillus KCTC 0774BP and acetobacter KCTC 0773BP for treatment or prevention of obesity and diabetes mellitus  
The present invention relates to microorganisms for the treatment or the prevention of obesity or diabetes mellitus, which reduce the amount of monosaccharide or disaccharide which may be absorbed...
6800474 Trehalose synthase protein, gene, plasmids, microorganisms, and a process for producing trehalose  
The present invention relates to a trehalose-producing microorganism and a process for producing trehalose. It also to a novel trehalose synthase protein, a trehalose synthase gene, recombinant...
6787348 Liquid starter cultures having improved storage stability and use thereof  
Liquid microbial starter culture that retains its initial metabolic activity during storage for extended periods of time. Such liquid starter cultures are useful in the manufacturing of food and...
6737258 Process for the conversion of and aqueous biomass hydrolyzate into fuels or chemicals by the selective removal of fermentation inhibitors  
A process of making a fuel or chemical from a biomass hydrolyzate is provided which comprises the steps of providing a biomass hydrolyzate, adjusting the pH of the hydrolyzate, contacting a metal...
6734343 Rhamnosyl-transferase gene and uses thereof  
An isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having a flavanone-7-O-glucoside-2″-O-rhamnosyl-transferase catalytic activity and its uses.
6730502 Fructosyltransferases  
The present invention describes two novel proteins having fructosyltransferase activity. Both enzymes are derived from lactobacilli, which are food-grade micro-organisms with the Generally...
6696057 Composition and method for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and hyperlipidemia  
A probiotic composition and method for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, hyperlipidemia and autoimmune diseases. The probiotic composition comprises a culture having lactobacillus...
6664097 Polynucleotide encoding a Lactobacillus gasseri beta-glucuronidase polypeptide  
The present invention provides isolated β-Glucuronidase (GUS) having activity at acidic pH and nucleic acids encoding the same. The nucleic acids may be isolated from any suitable species, and in...
6660515 Method of improving the efficacy of lactic acid bacterial starter cultures and improved starter culture compositions  
Methods of enhancing the growth rate and/or controlling the metabolic activity of lactic acid bacteria and of improving the shelf life and/or the quality of an edible product using lactic acid...
6641808 Composition for treatment of obesity  
A probiotic composition and method for the treatment of obesity. The probiotic composition comprises a culture having Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus lactic acid bacteria...
6613549 Probiotic therapy for newborns  
The invention relates to probiotic microbes, including but not limited to Lactobacillus species and Bifidobacteria species, and their compositions and methods of employing said compositions for...
6610530 Method of improving biomass yield of lactic acid bacterial cultures  
A method of enhancing biomass yield of a lactic acid bacterial species cell culture, comprising cultivating the cells in a process comprising the steps of providing conditions that results in a...
6607905 Lactic ferment comprising a particular strain of lactobacillus acidophilus and use thereof  
The purified strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus CNCM/I-1492 (L.a. 1492) when administered alone or in combination with another Lactobacillus acidophilus (L.a.) strain and Lactobacillus casei...
6599504 Strain of bacteria of the species Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, composition thereof for use in food and product containing said strain  
Strain of Lactobacillus useful as probiotics in food and naturopathic medicines and which is resistant in vitro against hydrochloric acid and gastric juices and tolerates bile salts without...
6596530 Strain of Lactobacillus gasseri  
A food or drink product with a disinfection property of Helicobacter pylori and/or a protection property against infection with H. pylori, comprising as the effective ingredient Lactobacillus...
6589771 Methods for arousing dormant bacteria  
A method for arousing dormant bacteria. The method comprises inducing diffusion of intracellular solutes from dormant bacteria and then allowing an adjustment period for a length of time...
6579711 Lactic acid bacteria species  
Strain of lactic acid bacterium, (1) whose 16S ribosomal RNA is characteristic of the genus Streptococcus, (2) whose total protein profile, obtained after migration of the total proteins on an...
6565846 Microbial strains of pseudomonas, bacillus and enterobacter/in agricultural chemical compositions  
A method for screening a bacterium antagonistic to pathogenic bacteria that emerge during raising of seedlings of gramineous plants utilizing tropolone resistance and tropolone non-producing...
6534304 Lactobacillus helveticus bacterium having high capability of producing tripeptide, fermented milk product, and process for preparing the same  
There is provided a fermented milk product that contains lactic acid bacteria capable of producing a large amount of lactotripeptide and a large amount of active ingredient having hypotensive...
6528285 Non RCR leuconostoc plasmid capable of being transferred into lactic acid bacteria, use as cloning and expressing tool  
The invention concerns a plasmid having a replication mode which is not of the RCR type, and capable of being transferred in stable form into host lactic acid bacteria belonging at least to three...
6521443 Growth medium for lactobacilli containing amino acids, nucleosides and iron  
A growth medium adapted for the growth of a variety of different lactobacilli is provided. The medium is based on milk which is supplemented by at least four free amino acids, at least two...
6517832 Formulations and methods for treating chronic migraine  
A prophylactic treatment for the human malady clinically described as migraine headache comprising daily administration in unit dosage form of a first formulation which comprises a major amount of...
6517831 Product containing healthful component and process for preparing the same  
A product which contains a health-promoting component and a process for preparing such a product, in the present invention, using a pulse crop as a raw material. The product accomplishes health...
6475758 Soapstock hydrolysis and acidulation by acidogenic bacteria  
Methods for acidification of soapstock using acids produced by fermentation with acidogenic bacteria and recovery of acidulated fatty acids are disclosed. Soapstock is advantageously acidified by...
6475759 Low PH lactic acid fermentation  
A process for producing lactic acid which includes incubating acid-tolerant homolactic bacteria in nutrient medium to produce a fermentation broth with high levels of free lactic acid is provided....
6451584 Lactobacillus bifidus growth promoting composition and use thereof  
A Lactobacillus bifidus growth promoting composition which significantly grows lactobacillus bifidus and does not produce any side effect such as diarrhea, and a blend comprising the above...
6444203 Administering bacteria to improve sleep  
A method of improving sleep in a mammal having a sleep disorder is disclosed. The method includes identifying the mammal having a sleep disorder and then administering Lactobacillus acidophilus...
6413765 Genetically modified lactic acid bacteria having modified diacetyl reductase activities  
Genetically modified lactic acid bacteria having a reduced or lacking or enhanced diacetyl reductase activity, acetoin reductase activity and/or butanediol dehydrogenase activity are provided....
6403084 Mixed cultures for improved fermentation and aerobic stability of silage  
Methods and compositions for treatment of animal feed or silage by treatment with a mixed culture of heterofermentive lactic acid bacteria and homofermentive lactic acid bacteria of the proper...
6399055 Method and composition for treatment of infant diarrhea  
L. casei DN 114-001 is a bacterial agent known for its utility in the fermentation of milk products. A fermented milk product comprising as the sole bacterial agent L. casei DN 114-001 is...
6379663 Immunity enhancing lactic acid bacteria  
Novel bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and HN 067, Lactobacillus acidophilus HN017, and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 are claimed. Each strain provides immune enhancing effects when ingested.
6368591 Beneficial microbe composition, new protective materials for the microbes, method to prepare the same and uses thereof  
This invention provides a microbe composition comprising three viable and beneficial lactic acid producing bacteria of new strains: Bifidobacterium longum 6-1 (CCTCC Number M 98003), Lactobacillus...
6365148 Enteric coated microgranules for stabilizing lactic acid bacteria  
The present invention relates to an enteric coated granule prepared by coating lactic acid bacteria-containing seed with a water-miscilble coating material and then, if desired, subjecting the...