Int J Food Microbiol 2022 May 9;373:109713. Epub 2022 May 9.
College of Ocean Food and Biological Engineering, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Enzyme Engineering, Jimei University, 43 Yindou Road, Xiamen, Fujian 361021, China. Electronic address:
The increasing demand for ready-to-eat fresh foods requires the use of non-thermal sterilization, hence, the application of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) combined with ultrasound could serve as a novel food preservation method to prevent foodborne diseases. In this study, in silico tools were used to predict and screen potential AMPs from the antimicrobial amino acid sequence of myosin heavy chain of Larimichthys crocea. A novel AMP, designated as LCMHC, had strong antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus when combined with low-intensity ultrasound treatment. Read More