Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 233--242

Prodigiosin from Serratia: Synthesis and potential applications


Sami Mnif1, Marwa Jardak1, Brahim Bouizgarne2, Sami Aifa1 
1 Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Screening Processes, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, PO box 1177, Road Sidi Mansour km 6, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia
2 Laboratory "Plant Biotechnology", Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Zohr, B.P 8106, 80000 Agadir, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Sami Mnif
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Screening Processes, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, PO box 1177, Road Sidi Mansour km 6, 3018 Sfax
Tunisia

Prodigiosin is a red pigment with a pyrrolylpyrromethane skeleton. It is mainly produced by bacterial strains belonging to the Serratia genus, but also by some other genera, including Streptomyces and Vibrio. Within the genus Serratia, the pigment is generally produced as a virulence factor. However, it also has many important beneficial biological activities such as immunosuppressive and anti- proliferative activities. Moreover, the pigment has many industrial applications in textile and cosmetics. In this mini-review, we discuss the genetic and molecular mechanisms supporting prodigiosin synthesis and production from the Serratia genus, as well as its potential applications.


How to cite this article:
Mnif S, Jardak M, Bouizgarne B, Aifa S. Prodigiosin from Serratia: Synthesis and potential applications.Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2022;12:233-242


How to cite this URL:
Mnif S, Jardak M, Bouizgarne B, Aifa S. Prodigiosin from Serratia: Synthesis and potential applications. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];12:233-242
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