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Heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum strain L-137 (HK L-137) is a more potent inducer of interleukin (IL)-12 than other heat-killed Lactobacillus strains. To elucidate the mechanism involved in this(More)
The immunomodulatory effects of live or non-viable lactic acid bacteria have been extensively investigated. We reported that oral intake of heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 (HK L-137)(More)
Vitamin C (VC) is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animals. It has antioxidant properties and has been reported to ameliorate oxidative damage to lipids, DNA and proteins. However,(More)