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Body odour aldehyde reduction by acetic acid bacterial extract including enzymes: alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase

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The major causes of unpleasant human body odour are aldehydes produced by axillary‐resident bacteria. There are many methods of body odour prevention; however, they all carry risks of destroying indigenous dermal bacteria that are necessary for the maintenance of the normal physical function of the skin. Furthermore, some methods cannot directly reduce the concentrations of substances that cause body odour. Therefore, a novel method of reducing body odour more safely and effectively is required. We focused on acetic acid bacterial enzymes, which can convert aldehydes into carboxylic acids, and investigated their effect on aldehydes and body odour.
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Keywords: acetic acid bacteria; deodorant; microbiology (skin)/preservation (products); skin physiology/structure; skin repair/acne/rosacea/dandruff/striae

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2018

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