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Effect of D-Alanine in Teichoic Acid from the Streptococcus thermophilus Cell Wall on the Barrier-Protection of Intestinal Epithelial Cells.
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PMID:  22313760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
D-Alanylation of teichoic acid (TA) affects various functions of Gram-positive bacteria, including immunomodulatory effects. We investigated in this study the impact of D-alanine (D-Ala) in TA from Streptococcus thermophilus ATCC 19258(T) on the barrier-protecting effect in human intestinal Caco-2 cells. ATCC 19258(T) suppressed the tumor necrosis factor-α-induced decrease in transepithelial electrical resistance (TER), an indicator of the barrier function. The D-alanylation of TA in ATCC 19258(T) was growth phase- and culture temperature-dependent. Treatment of ATCC 19258(T) with Mg(2+) decreased the dlt mRNA expression and D-Ala content in TA and also abolished the suppressive effect on the TER decrease. Supplementation with L-alanine (L-Ala) to the broth led to an increase of D-Ala in ATCC 19258(T) and of the intestinal barrier-protecting effect. Taken together, D-Ala in TA played an important role in the barrier-protecting effect of S. thermophilus in the intestinal epithelium, and these beneficial effects could be enhanced by exogenous L-Ala.
Eiji Miyauchi; Maho Morita; Mauro Rossi; Hidetoshi Morita; Takuya Suzuki; Soichi Tanabe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-7
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Title:  Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-6947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205717     Medline TA:  Biosci Biotechnol Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University.
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