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Study on the protective effect of an innovative cow milk-based product against some human skin-bacterial pathogens

Carlo Cosentino, Hazem Salaheldin Elshafie, Cristiana Labella, Carmine D'Adamo, Giovanni Pecora, Mauro Musto, Rosanna Paolino, Ippolito Camele, Pierangelo Freschi
  • Carlo Cosentino
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Cristiana Labella
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Carmine D'Adamo
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Giovanni Pecora
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Mauro Musto
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Rosanna Paolino
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Ippolito Camele
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  • Pierangelo Freschi
    School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

Abstract

There is a growing interest related to the possible use of some components of cow milk that behave as immunomodulators, exert biological activity, and have anti-inflammatory factors. The aims of the study were: i) to investigate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of Podolian cow milk; ii) to test the efficacy of some hand soaps supplemented with different percentage of cow milk compared to placebo; iii) to evaluate the antibacterial activity of milk added to soap. Antioxidant activity of Podolian milk resulted in mean 97.03% and 52.09% utilizing 2,2’-azinobis 3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-acid and 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl methods, respectively. The efficacy test showed that the most effective soap was obtained adding 5% of Podolian milk. For this soap, total counting bacterial test evidenced the highest reduction of bacterial hand contamination assessed by 98%.

Keywords

Podolian cow milk; Antibacterial activity; Antioxidant activity; Hand soap.

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