Potential of Lactic Acid Bacteria as Suppressors of Wine Allergies

Kalkan Yıldırım H. , Dündar E.

BIO Web of Conferances, cilt.9, ss.1-4, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1051/bioconf/20170904009
  • Dergi Adı: BIO Web of Conferances
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1-4


Allergens causes some symptoms as all asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic rhinitis. These symptoms are seen twice as many in women than in men. The major wine allergens reported in wines are endochitinase 4A and lipid-transfer protein (LTP). This review deal with possibilities of using lactic acid bacteria as suppressors of wine allergies. Phenolic compounds present in wines have not only antioxidant properties causing radical scavenging but also some special properties reported in many in vitro studies as regulating functions in inflammatory cells as mast cells. So what is the role of lactic acid bacteria in these cases? Lactic acid bacteria are used during malolactic fermentation step of wine production with purpose of malic acid reduction. During this bioconversion complex phenolic compounds could be hydrolysed by bacterial enzymes to their aglycone forms. Obtained aglycons could pass through the intestinal epithelium of human and allowed reduction of IgE antibody production by affecting Th1/Th2 ratio. Considering different contents and quantities of phenols in different grape varieties and consequently in different wines more studies are required in order to determine which lactic acid bacteria and strains could be effective in suppressing wine allergens.