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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci > Volume 26(6); 2013 > Article
Ku, Mamuad, Kim, Jeong, Soriano, Lee, Nam, Ha, and Lee: Effect of γ-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) Producing Bacteria on In vitro Rumen Fermentation, Biogenic Amine Production and Anti-oxidation Using Corn Meal as Substrate


The effects and significance of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) producing bacteria (GPB) on in vitro rumen fermentation and reduction of biogenic amines (histamine, methylamine, ethylamine, and tyramine) using corn meal as a substrate were determined. Ruminal samples collected from ruminally fistulated Holstein cows served as inoculum and corn was used as substrate at 2% dry matter (DM). Different inclusion rates of GPB and GABA were evaluated. After incubation, addition of GPB had no significant effect on in vitro fermentation pH and total gas production, but significantly increased the ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) concentration and reduced the total biogenic amines production (p<0.05). Furthermore, antioxidation activity was improved as indicated by the significantly higher concentration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) among treated samples when compared to the control (p<0.05). Additionally, 0.2% GPB was established as the optimum inclusion level. Taken together, these results suggest the potential of utilizing GPB as feed additives to improve growth performance in ruminants by reducing biogenic amines and increasing anti-oxidation.


GABA (γ-amino butyric acid), which is also known as 4-amino-butanoic acid, is a non-protein amino acid that acts as a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. GABA is widely distributed in nature, been found in species ranging from microorganisms to plants and animals (Li et al., 2010), and is known for its multiple physiological functions including tranquilizing, diuretic and hypotensive activities (Jakobs et al., 1993; Inoue et al., 2003; Hayakawa et al., 2004). Furthermore, a number of studies have shown it has beneficial effects in animals such as etiotropic effects on the health status and growth rates of calves (Matsumoto et al., 2009), capacitating action on ram spermatozoa (de las Heras et al., 1997), and protective effects against neurotoxicant-induced cell death (Cho et al., 2007).
Biogenic amines (BA) are generally formed through the decarboxylation of specific free amino acids by exogenous decarboxylases released by microbial species associated with fermented food and beverages. Ruminants potentially receive amines from both dietary and ruminal microbial sources and thus have the potential to absorb greater amounts than other species. Increased contents of dietary amines have been considered disadvantageous in ruminant nutrition since these substances tend to reduce dry matter intake (Van Os et al., 1995) and nitrogen degradability in the rumen of steers, particularly by the BA putrescine (Dawson and Mayne, 1997) and have negative effects on visceral organs and meat quality (Fusi et al., 2004).
The relationship between BA histamine concentration and hyperacidity during metabolic acidosis has also been reported in various functional studies of non-ruminant gastrointestinal cuticles (Miller et al., 1991; Groot Koerkamp et al., 1998; Komuro et al., 1998). However, this relationship has not been sufficiently investigated in the ruminant stomach (Underwood, 1992). Moreover, Aschenbach and Gäbel (2000) concluded that absorption of histamine leading to systemic acidosis is due to luminal acidity-induced ruminal epithelial damage and not histamine.
Stress factors such as high ambient temperature and humidity lead to loss of production by domestic animals (St-Pierre et al., 2003). To maintain homeostasis, animals respond to hot environments in various ways, including changes in capillary blood flow (Wolfenson et al., 1981) and respiration rate (Koelkebeck and Odom, 1994). Furthermore, decreased metabolism and adaptation of endocrine mechanisms also seem to play an important role in adaptation to hot environments (Beuving and Vonder, 1978).
GABA synthesis involves irreversible α-decarboxylation of L-glutamic acid, a reaction catalyzed by glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) (Cho et al., 2007), which is found in various higher plants, animals, and bacteria (Ueno et al., 1997). However, studies in recent years focused primarily on GABA-producing lactic acid bacteria (LAB) because they possess special physiological activities, are generally regarded as safe, and enable safe and environmentally friendly production (Li and Cao, 2010). LAB comprise an important group of gram-positive bacteria widely distributed in the environment that frequently exist in fermented food and vegetables and in the intestines of humans and animals (Omar et al., 2000; Gardner et al., 2001; Satokari et al., 2003). This study analyzed ruminal fermentation and content changes when different concentrations of the specific GPB isolate from kimchi, Lactobacillus brevis ATCC 14687, are added during in vitro fermentation and degradation of corn meal. Furthermore, the potential of GABA for reducing biogenic amine and increasing the level of the antioxidative substances superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) was investigated.


Experimental design and preparation of inoculum

This study utilized different inclusion rates (v:v) of the γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) producing bacteria (GPB) Lactobacillus brevis YM 3–30 to investigate in vitro rumen fermentation using corn meal as a substrate. L. brevis was isolated from kimchi and anaerobically cultivated using MRS broth (Oxoid LTD, England) added with 5% monosodium glutamate (MSG) at 32°C, pH 5.0 for 48 h. The treatments included 0 ppm GPB (T1), 2,000 ppm GPB, 5,000 ppm GPB (T3), 2,000 ppm autoclaved GPB (T4), 5,000 ppm autoclaved GPB (T5), 2,000 ppm GABA (T6), and 5,000 ppm GABA (T7). The GPB added had an optical density (OD) of 1.8 at 600 nm. For GPB treatments, the added concentrations were based on the GABA produced by GBP. Additionally, the GPB was autoclaved at 121°C for 15 min prior to inclusion into the fermentation bottles for treatments 4 and 5. Commercially prepared GABA (Sigma-Aldrich Korea Ltd.) was used as the basis of comparison for treated samples (T6 and T7).

In vitro experiment

Rumen fluids were collected from fistulated Hanwoo cattle with body weights of 600±47 kg. The collected fluids were filtered using cheese cloth that had been folded four times and placed in glass bottles. Samples of the pooled and particle-free rumen inoculum were placed in serum bottles, after which buffer medium containing different minerals was added in accordance with the method described by Russell and Van Soest (1984) to give a final mixture of 80% buffer and 20% rumen fluid with a pH of 6.7. A constant CO2 gas flow was used to mix the rumen fluid and media to fill the serum bottles under anaerobic conditions. Fifty ml of buffered rumen fluid was anaerobically transferred to 160 ml serum bottles containing 2% corn meal (DM). The filled serum bottles were then sealed with rubber stoppers and aluminum caps and incubated at 39°C and 100 rpm for 0, 12, 24 and 48 h. Total gas (TG), pH, ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N), volatile fatty acid (VFA), biogenic amines (BA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) were analyzed after incubation.

Analyses for in vitro fermentation parameters

TG production at different stages was measured in each of the serum bottles using a press and sensor machine (Laurel Electronics, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA, USA), while pH was measured with a Pinnacle series M530p meter (Schott instruments, Mainz, Germany) after uncapping each of the bottles. NH3-N concentration was measured according to the methods developed by Chaney and Marbach (1962). VFA and other metabolites were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) (Agilent Technologies 1200 series, USA) according to the methods described by Tabaru et al. (1988) and Han et al. (2005).
BA concentrations were analyzed from the samples by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Amine separation was conducted using HPLC (Waters Ltd., Massachusetts, USA) and a Varian column (Pursuit×Rs 5u C-18 250×4.6 mm) (Varian Inc., CA, USA). The fluorescence detector (Waters 470) was set to an excitation wavelength of 330 nm and an emission wavelength of 418 nm. Amine compounds were identified and quantified based on comparison with standard curves constructed from pure compounds (Histamine, Methylamine, Ethylamine and Tyramine). The assay sensitivity for each amine was calculated from the extrapolation of a dilution curve and taken as the lowest concentration required to produce a signal-to-noise ratio of 3:1 (Snyder et al., 1997). The chromatographic data used was generated by the Mellenium32 System (Waters Millipore) program. HPLC samples were centrifuged at 16,609×g for 5 min at 4°C and then filtered through 0.2 μm millipore filters. Samples and 6 N HCl were vortexed and hydrolyzed in an oven at 110°C for 24 h, after which an Eyela SB-1000 evaporator (Tokyo Rikakikai Co. Ltd., Japan) was used to remove the HCl. The majority of the solutions used for HPLC were obtained from Sigma-Aldrich (Germany). Prior to sample analysis, a standard was developed between 0.98 and 1.0 (r2).

Antioxidant enzyme assays

Total SOD activity was determined by the inhibition of pyrogallol autoxidation by SOD (with and without sample) at 25°C and was followed kinetically at 420 nm as described by Marklund and Marklund (1974). One unit of SOD is defined as the amount of enzyme that causes 50% inhibition of pyrogallol autoxidation. Changes in absorbance were read on a SPECTRAmax Plus microplate spectrophotometer (Molecular Devices Corp. Sunnyvale, CA, USA). Additionally, the GSH-Px was assayed at 25°C as described by Paglia and Valentine (1967) and Lopez-Torres et al. (1991), wherein NADPH oxidation was followed by spectrophotometry at 340 nm in the presence of reduced glutathione (GSH) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). To correct spontaneous reactions in the absence of enzyme, blanks were run without samples and then subtracted from the assay values. One unit of GSH-Px is defined as the amount of enzyme that oxidizes 1 mmol of NADPH per minute. All enzyme activities were expressed in U/ml.

Statistical analyses

Data were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) using the general linear model (GLM) for a randomized complete block design. All treatments were conducted in triplicate and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (DMRT) was used to identify differences between specific treatments. A p<0.05 was considered to indicate statistical significance. All analyses were carried out using Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS) version 9.1 (2002).


pH, TG production and NH3-N concentration

pH, TG production and NH3-N concentration of in vitro fermentation at different incubation times using corn meal as a substrate are shown in Table 1 pH decreased from 0 to 48 h of incubation; however, significant differences in pH among treatments were only observed during the first 12 h of incubation. Additionally, TG production and NH3-N concentration both increased with increased incubation time (p<0.05). TG was found to be highest (p<0.05) in T3, T4 and T5 after 24 h of incubation, while NH3-N concentration was lowest (p<0.05) in T1 (472.50 ppm) and highest (p<0.05) in T6 (585.33 ppm) and T7 (560.67 ppm) after 48 h of incubation.

VFA production

Table 2 shows the volatile fatty acid production (VFA) of in vitro fermentation amended with either GPB or GABA using cornmeal as a substrate. Although acetate production did not differ significantly, the highest value was observed in T2 after 24 h of incubation and T2 and T7 after 48 h of incubation. Moreover, propionate production was highest in T5 (24 h) and T4 (48 h), while butyrate production was highest in T5 (24 h) and T2 (48 h). The acetate propionate ratio was highest in T2 and T4 after 24 h of incubation, while it was highest in T2 and T7 after 48 h incubation. Total VFA was highest (p>0.05) in T5 after 24 h of incubation, while it was highest in T2 and T7 after 48 h of incubation.

Biogenic amine analysis

As shown in Table 3, only methylamine and ethylamine concentration values differed significantly between different incubation times, with the highest (p<0.05) levels of both biogenic amines being observed at 48 h. Among treatments, T1 showed the highest (p<0.05) amount of histamine production and total biogenic amines produced at 994.03 ppm and 1,042.29 ppm, respectively. Tyramine was found to be lower (p<0.05) in T2 and T3 after 24 h of incubation.

Antioxidant enzyme assay

As shown in Figure 1, the amounts of SOD and GSH-Px decreased (p<0.05) as the incubation period became longer. Additionally, the lowest (p<0.05) concentrations of SOD and GSH-Px of 80.36 U/ml and 27.67 U/ml, respectively, were observed in T1 (control) when compared to treatments with GABA or GPB. Finally, the highest concentration of SOD (90.50 U/ml) was observed in T7, while that of GSH-Px (33.87 U/ml) was observed in T2.


In vitro fermentation was conducted to simulate the rumen fermentation process. This method has been shown to be a valuable tool in various studies such as evaluation of the nutritive value of feedstuffs (Liu et al., 2002; Akinfemi et al., 2009; Murillo et al., 2011) and mitigation of methane production in ruminants (Do et al., 2011; Hassanat and Benchaar, 2012). The results of the present study indicated that, when cornmeal was used as the substrate, in vitro fermentation parameters became more positive with the addition of GPB and GABA chemicals, and NH3-N concentration, VFA production and biogenic amine concentration differed significantly from those of the control. Carbon dioxide was produced during the conversion of GABA into succinate and then propionate, which explains the increase in TG with the addition of chemical GABA and heat treated GBP. In addition, the increase of TG in T2 and T3 was due to the addition of live GBP, which increases the fermentation process and therefore TG production. Furthermore, involvement of the other pathway, the GABA to propionate conversion that leads to the production of carbon dioxide, also explains the increase of TG.
The addition of live L. brevis increases the microbial population and therefore the fermentation process; thus, pH decreased as a result of lactic acid production by L. brevis. Russell et al. (1979) found that extending the feed fermentation time using soluble carbohydrates caused a decrease in pH value due to the rapid production of lactic acid in ruminants. Using corn meal as the substrate and addition of L. brevis should lead to the accumulation of lactic acid. If the pH value decreases below 6.2, low fiber digestion will occur due to a reduction in fiber degrading bacteria. However, there were no significant differences observed in the mean values of pH. These findings may have been due to GABA production of L. brevis and the addition of external GABA. GABA might inhibit histamine production, which is responsible for stimulating HCl secretion in the stomach through histamine H2 receptors. The apparently comparable pH values between the control and treated groups suggest that the addition of GPB (live and heat treated) and GABA did not make the in vitro fermentation more acidic; hence, their addition is considered advantageous.
The maximum growth of rumen microbes is considered to occur under a concentration of 2 to 5 mg NH3-N per 100 ml of rumen fluid (Slyter et al., 1979), and a minimum of about 80 mg N per liter is required to achieve the maximum degradation of carbohydrates by rumen microbes (Dryhurst and Wood, 1998). However, the NH3-N concentration in the ruminant stomach is between 1 to 76 mg/100 ml of rumen fluids (Syrjålå et al., 1973). GPB (live and heat treated) and chemical GABA are sources of protein in the rumen. Hence, higher amounts of NH3-N were observed in the treated groups than the control, but still in its range of NH3-N concentration in the ruminant stomach. This observation might have been due to the use of corn meal as the substrate, which is a source of carbohydrate. Russell et al. (1983) found that when carbohydrate availability increases, ammonia production decreases because of direct incorporation of amino N into microbial protein, thus bypassing the ammonia pool.
Biogenic amines are present in all natural products in which protein degradation has occurred. Tyramine, which is an indirect sympathomimetic, can cause a hypertensive reaction and has been found to be associated with increased blood pressures and headaches. Moreover, Shalaby (1996) reported that tyramine and histamine can evoke unwanted symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, migraine, hypertension and headache. Furthermore, methylamine, which is also a BA, is used as a substrate for methanogenesis (Thauer, 1998). Costantini et al. (2009) showed that species of Lactobacillus were able to produce histamine. Conversely, Huang et al. (2007) used L. brevis for the production of GABA on an industrial scale. The apparent lower concentration of histamine, tyramine and TBA in the treated groups than the control indicates a positive effect of GPB (live or heat treated) and chemical GABA inclusion. Thus, L. brevis, which we previously isolated and found to produce GABA, might inhibit or regulate certain BA compounds like histamine and tyramine.
Glutamate is an excitatory amino acid found in all foods containing protein that is synthesized from glutamine by the enzyme glutaminase. There are several sources of protein in the rumen, one of which is microbial protein that may be the source for glutamate production. Glutamate decarboxylase or glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) is an enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of glutamate to GABA and CO2. Through the GABA shunt, GABA transaminase enzyme catalyzes the conversion of GABA and 2-oxoglutarate into succinic semialdehyde and glutamate, respectively. Succinic semialdehyde is then oxidized into succinic acid by succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase and then enters the citric acid cycle as a usable source of energy (Shelp et al., 1999). Propionate can be produced from succinate through succinate dehydrogenase. This pathway explains the increase of propionate in treatments amended with GBP (live or heat treated) and chemical GABA, especially in T4 and T5.
Ruminants can be exposed to toxic concentrations of different environmental pollutants, including heavy metals, by consumption of contaminated feed and water (Holovská et al., 2002). The ingested toxic substances can be inhibited to both the fermentative activity and growth of the microbes, thereby changing the physiological steady state of the rumen fermentation (Javorsky et al., 1993; Lenártová et al., 1998). The pollutants can also contribute to enhancing the free oxyradicals content, which could generate oxidative and environmental stress for ruminal microbes. Microorganisms have developed efficient enzymatic and nonenzymatic mechanisms to eliminate these toxic and mutagenic oxygen by-products (Storz et al., 1990). The addition of the GPB significantly improves antioxidant activity by increasing SOD and GSH-Px, which is consistent with the results of experiments conducted in rats (Baydas et al., 2005). These substances are the primary oxygen free radical eliminators, which decrease during stressful environmental conditions. An investigation of the evaluation of the anti-inflammatory effects of catalase (CAT) or SOD producing LAB on mice using a trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) induced Crohn’s disease murine model showed that mice administered CAT or SOD-producing LAB had a faster recovery of initial weight loss, increased enzymatic activities in the gut and lesser intestinal inflammation than animals that did not receive bacterial supplementation SOD producing LAB (LeBlanc et al., 2011). Additionally, improvement in the antioxidation in response to significant increases in the activity of SOD and GSH-Px was observed by Zhang et al. (2012) in experiments in laying hens subjected to heat stress.


The result of the present study indicates the potential use of GPB in the development of feed additives. Inclusion at 2,000 ppm gave the optimum result of reducing biogenic amine and increasing the NH3-N production and antioxidant activity under the in vitro fermentation technique. However, the possible role of GPB in increasing NH3-N concentration and antioxidants SOD and GSH-Px and reducing biogenic amine production in the treated samples has yet to be established. Their interactions with rumen microorganisms should also be studied to understand how GBP induces probiotic effects in cattle. Furthermore, in vivo studies should be conducted to determine the actual effects of utilizing GPB to improve the performance of ruminants.


This research was supported by the Technology Development Program for Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Republic of Korea, 2012. The project was titled as “Development of production technologies for high quality and nutritional values of beef in Hanwoo”

Figure 1.
Antioxidant concentration of in vitro fermentation amended with either GPB or GABA using cornmeal as substrate (U/ml). Values are the means of triplicate analyses and bars indicate the standard error. Treatments: T1: Control, T2: 2,000 ppm GPB, T3: 5,000 ppm GPB, T4: 2,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T5: 5,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T6: 2,000 ppm GABA chemical, T7: 5,000 ppm GABA chemical.
Table 1.
pH, total gas and ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) concentration of in vitro fermentation amended with either GPB or GABA using cornmeal as substrate
Time (h) Treatments
Mean Linear
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 Std error p-value
  0 5.90±0.01c 6.01±0.02a 5.96±0.01ab 5.96±0.00ab 5.96±0.01b 5.96±0.02ab 5.97±0.01ab 5.96w 0.06 0.0001
  12 5.32±0.01c 5.32±0.01c 5.39±0.01ab 5.36±0.03bc 5.42±0.02a 5.32±0.01c 5.37±0.01abc 5.36x
  24 5.04±0.08 4.99±0.02 5.01±0.03 4.93±0.08 5.06±0.04 5.05±0.01 5.00±0.04 5.01y
  48 4.83±0.11 4.89±0.05 4.92±0.07 4.90±0.06 4.96±0.01 4.93±0.06 4.93±0.05 4.92z
Total gas (ml)
  12 67.00±1.00 65.00±1.15 69.40±0.66 66.00±3.60 62.33±1.45 67.33±0.66 63.00±3.00 65.71y 3.79 0.0001
  24 83.00±3.00bc 77.67±2.18c 85.67±1.33ab 88.67±0.66a 89.33a±2.18 78.33±1.45c 80.67±1.20bc 83.38x
  48 92.50±0.50 103.66±7.88 100.66±3.71 97.00±1.15 92.33±2.33 91.33±2.33 99.00±5.77 96.76w
NH3-N concentration (ppm)
  0 287.50±0.50b 307.67±4.37ab 332.00±4.72a 327.33±0.33a 331.67±8.68a 308.67±6.33ab 310.33±17.45ab 311.11z 22.75 0.0001
  12 396.00±6.00a 353.00±1.52b 334.33±0.88b 364.67±8.66ab 327.00±1.73b 324.00±1.15b 336.33±31.39b 347.60y
  24 411.50±0.50ab 442.00±0.57a 389.67±5.78bc 412.33±1.20ab 372.33±15.67c 432.67±0.88a 394.67±2.84bo 408.31x
  48 472.50±1.50d 553.67±1.76b 542.33±5.54bc 523.00±5.85c 554.67±1.20b 585.33±3.17a 560.67±18.55ab 539.83w

Means followed by the same superscript letter in a row (a, b, c, d) and column (w, x, y, z) are not significantly different at the 5% level by DMRT.

T1: Control, T2: 2,000 ppm GPB, T3: 5,000 ppm GPB, T4: 2,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T5: 5,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T6: 2,000 ppm GABA chemical, T7: 5,000 ppm GABA chemical.

Table 2.
VFA production of in vitro fermentation amended with either GPB or GABA using cornmeal as substrate (ppm)
Time (h) Treatments
Mean Linear
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 Std error p-value
  0 2,162.67±84.55a 2,086.39±35.47a 2,085.31±66.61a 2,127.55±15.53a 2,093.05±45.49a 2,022.13±55.41ab 1,915.83±28.24b 2,070.42x 77.09 0.3820
  12 2,547.47±64.57 2,417.87±59.60 2,527.40±62.98 2,395.11±38.26 2,522.68±13.33 2,483.44±26.87 2,430.74±54.33 2,474.95w
  24 2,271.11±217.05 2,620.63±76.20 2,415.00±112.09 2,315.00±112.09 2,342.58±153.23 2,447.48±59.09 2,483.16±127.37 2,413.56w
  48 2,260.19±408.86 2,618.01±135.97 2,576.06±98.99 2,419.31±112.77 2,435.38±99.04 2,416.50±96.59 2,651.12±165.52 2,482.36w
  0 632.15±1.90a 576.16±3.54bcd 563.53±1.49d 577.77±4.60bc 566.47±5.56cd 585.47±2.70b 573.07±4.18bcd 582.08y 93.49 0.0240
  12 1,017.30±14.59abc 894.25±26.01c 970.63±46.62bc 991.83±48.27abc 1,117.42±30.80ab 1,145.70±14.37a 1,068.92±80.56ab 1,029.43x
  24 1,195.14±156.39 1,291.26±71.62 1,292.37±4.15 1,204.23±232.15 1,403.70±32.64 1,312.78±29.57 1,354.44±35.04 1,293.41x
  48 1,644.86±144.69 1,543.34±235.48 1,709.20±184.68 1,971.53±65.46 1,766.66±200.86 1,759.23±145.66 1,548.80±186.35 1,706.23w
  0 427.27±3.76a 385.58±11.64ab 393.97±2.93ab 380.12±32.41ab 328.82±4.28b 335.27±3.47b 375.70±38.50ab 375.28 92.44 0.0560
  12 906.65±23.09a 751.65±66.19abc 920.84±42.45a 879.10±23.55a 623.10±100.28c 833.66±24.75ab 685.04±41.08bc 800.00
  24 1,187.85±112.54 1,004.67±108.87 1,290.89±151.00 1,115.82±99.25 1,415.50±259.96 1,195.19±138.30 1,067.96±101.32 1,182.55
  48 2,219.06±126.12 2,609.40±207.83 1,945.01±580.62 1,903.84±71.65 1,529.18±407.26 1,551.95±407.26 2,387.60±489.44 2,020.86
A:P ratio
  0 3.42±0.14ab 3.62±0.07ab 3.70±0.11a 3.68±0.01a 3.69±0.09a 3.45±0.09ab 3.34±0.05b 3.55 0.53 0.0001
  12 2.50±0.02abc 2.70±0.02a 2.61±0.07ab 2.42±0.08bc 2.26±0.06cd 2.17±0.02d 2.29±0.13cd 2.42
  24 1.91±0.07 2.03±0.05 1.87±0.03 2.06±0.03 1.67±0.08 1.86±0.01 1.83±0.05 1.89
  48 1.55±0.02 1.81±0.38 1.56±0.25 1.22±0.01 1.43±0.24 1.40±0.17 1.79±0.34 1.53
Total VFA
  0 3,222.09±86.41a 3,048.12±43.47abc 3,042.81±64.99abc 3,085.44±49.46ab 2,988.33±47.43bc 2942.88±59.63bc 2,864.54±58.06c 3,027.74 98.65 0.4730
  12 4,463.10±84.39 4,264.60±94.82 4,474.50±67.75 4,361.40±104.87 4,427.70±113.55 4540.90±85.65 4,365.90±26.81 4,414.01
  24 4,704.42±82.84c 4,925.57±18.16b 5,026.56±19.85b 4,640.94±49.17c 5,213.20±18.47a 4932.49±64.29b 4,971.23±59.09b 4,916.34
  48 6,483.07±18.67b 6,765.46±35.09a 6,210.86±11.16c 6,285.26±60.95c 5,809.94±94.81d 5768.41±45.52d 6,618.17±16.98a 6,277.31

Means followed by the same superscript letter in a row (a, b, c, d) and column (w, x, y, z) are not significantly different at the 5% level by DMRT.

T1: Control, T2: 2,000 ppm GPB, T3: 5,000 ppm GPB, T4: 2,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T5: 5,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T6: 2,000 ppm GABA chemical, T7: 5,000 ppm GABA chemical.

Table 3.
Biogenic amine concentration of in vitro fermentation amended with either GPB or GABA using cornmeal as substrate (ppm)
Time (h) Treatments
Mean Linear
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 Std error p-value
  0 636.23±23.47 703.07±39.36 698.70±43.20 642.35±61.47 661.32±34.63 655.73±64.76 641.20±42.72 658.55 127.26 0.2080
  12 703.10±92.92ab 561.20±13.61b 622.30±178.08ab 764.70±32.35a 816.40±119.50ab 647.40±81.76ab 591.10±26.14b 737.25
  24 854.00±65.45a 550.40±1.77b 532.20±37.62b 652.90±58.09ab 837.90±166.43a 580.90±27.71ab 587.60±79.24ab 667.47
  48 994.03±19.12a 661.02±19.02b 636.47±31.44b 631.85±63.94b 766.25±28.58ab 602.52±19.60b 565.78±15.80b 679.20
  0 7.97±0.45 7.56±0.57 7.90±0.32 7.27±0.13 7.43±0.34 7.48±0.50 8.01±0.72 7.64z 0.98 0.0001
  12 8.71±0.04a 8.79±0.42a 8.67±0.21a 8.23±0.14ab 8.19±0.03ab 8.36±0.08ab 7.60±0.28b 8.39y
  24 9.36±0.36b 9.42±0.27b 11.32±1.27a 9.41±0.27b 9.16±0.06b 9.29±0.14b 9.22±0.03b 9.58x
  48 12.90±1.85 12.22±0.85 13.34±1.74 11.21±0.11 12.04±0.58 11.07±0.07 11.16±0.06 11.99w
  0 15.61±1.41a 14.00±1.21ab 11.70±0.20b 12.82±0.8 6b 12.75±0.38b 13.36±0.91ab 12.26±0.48b 13.05y 6.40 0.0001
  12 12.97±0.37c 17.81±0.30a 15.32±0.77b 17.48±1.23a 14.57±0.22bc 15.10±0.22b 14.03±0.27bc 15.59xy
  24 15.80±0.07 16.02±0.33 18.41±2.27 17.72±1.21 23.03±7.14 15.73±0.08 16.84±0.41 17.65x
  48 26.09±0.06b 30.83±8.04b 48.94±7.51a 27.44±6.47b 21.80±3.12b 19.33±1.10b 21.63±3.97b 27.91w
  0 47.17±1.93ab 37.98±2.63b 40.74±8.44ab 40.30±3.89ab 55.21±4.22a 54.02±2.48a 47.76±2.70ab 46.68 7.39 0.4100
  12 30.24±1.02c 45.29±3.05ab 36.01±5.45bc 48.35±1.92a 49.51±2.27a 45.26±2.45ab 45.32±0.62ab 42.83
  24 41.42±1.36ab 34.87±1.29b 32.80±0.62b 50.08±3.71a 51.45±2.18a 53.75±1.54a 50.17±8.55a 44.91
  48 46.22±4.53 46.32±1.35 42.37±3.54 43.04±4.11 47.52±5.11 43.28±7.35 47.32±1.97 45.62
Total biogenic amine
  0 706.97±27.26 762.61±38.74 759.04±35.18 702.73±64.28 736.70±38.89 730.60±67.95 709.23±42.58 725.91 129.78 0.1900
  12 770.00±79.36ab 633.10±16.55b 691.70±176.83b 838.70±33.70ab 903.40±124.58a 735.30±91.12ab 662.70±26.24b 811.49
  24 936.60±67.08a 625.50±6.81b 594.40±29.53ab 747.10±58.17ab 925.70±177.84a 672.40±28.97ab 663.90±70.55ab 754.36
  48 1,042.29±10.12a 774.65±32.59b 781.02±36.78b 766.03±59.36b 755.06±33.95b 709.88±22.08b 722.10±18.56b 785.33

Means followed by the same superscript letter in a row (a, b, c, d) and column (w, x, y, z) are not significantly different at the 5% level by DMRT.

T1: Control, T2: 2,000 ppm GPB, T3: 5,000 ppm GPB, T4: 2,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T5: 5,000 ppm autoclaved GPB, T6: 2,000 ppm GABA chemical, T7: 5,000 ppm GABA chemical.


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