Author(s): Wang RF, Chen H, Paine DD, Cerniglia CE, Wang RF, Chen H, Paine DD, Cerniglia CE
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Abstract Azo dyes are widely used in dye manufacturing, paper printing, textile industries, and as tattoo pigmentation. Since intestinal and skin bacteria can metabolize certain azo dyes to carcinogenic compounds, many researchers have studied the azoreductases of these bacteria. In this study, we used a microarray method to identify the intestinal bacterial species from cultured fecal samples in Brain Heart Infusion (BHI) broth with or without azo dyes that may be involved in azo dye reduction. The microarray was designed to identify 40 bacterial species that are reported in the literature to be predominant in human feces. Results from this study showed 26-30 species are present in the cultured fecal samples. The representative bacteria were then examined for the azo dye reduction activity.
This article was published in Biosens Bioelectron
and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy