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- n. Plural form of exopolysaccharide.
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The health-promoting effects ascribed to probiotic strains or fermented foods arise not only from bacteria themselves but also from the metabolites produced during fermentation such as exopolysaccharides (EPS).
A number of studies have revealed that many bacteria and fungi exist predominantly as surface-attached multicellular communities, commonly referred to as biofilms, embedded in bacterial-derived extracellular matrix typically containing exopolysaccharides, proteins and nucleic acids.
Activation of YfiBNR resulted in increased levels of the signaling molecule c-di-GMP, which in turn triggered massive production of exopolysaccharides and drastically reduced growth rates, two hallmarks of SCV behavior.
The effect is attributed to the production of exopolysaccharides during the fermentation process, which act as coagulants and emulsifiers and are also
Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Weissella were seen to produce exopolysaccharides, but with some strains the positive technical results were marred by acidification.
In the ES114 strain, RscS switches on another gene called SypG, which in turn produces long polymers of sugar molecules called exopolysaccharides.