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Use of culture-independent analysis to reveal alteration of intestinal microflora by heat-killed Lactobacillus pentosus in a mouse model of endogenous sepsis.
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PMID:  23277389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study we evaluated alteration of intestinal microflora by terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) analysis and quantitative PCR (qPCR) for specific microbes. The effects of orally administered heat-killed Lactobacillus pentosus strain b240 (HK-b240) in immunosuppressed mice with endogenous Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis was estimated. By T-RFLP analysis, 5 dominant operational taxonomic units (OTUs) including Bacteroides spp. (OTU460) and Lactobacillus spp. (OTU657) were consistently observed, irrespective of treatment, at all time points. A significantly higher population of segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) was observed by qPCR after 3 weeks of HK-b240 administration; thereafter, the difference was not sustained during immunosuppression and progression of sepsis. Although not significant, Lactobacillus spp. accounted for a larger population in the HK-b240-treated group. In conclusion, this study demonstrated successful application of culture-independent assays for evaluating biological agents by detecting changes in microflora even if the protection was not sufficient to result in significant survival change.
Yasuyuki Sugasawa; Tomoo Saga; Soichiro Kimura; Yoshikazu Ishii; Keizo Yamaguchi; Kazuhiro Tateda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7780     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Chemother.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9608375     Medline TA:  J Infect Chemother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Toho University School of Medicine, 5-21-16 Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 143-8540, Japan.
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