A strain of Lactobacillus plantarum affects segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestine of immunosuppressed mice.

@article{Fuentes2008ASO,
  title={A strain of Lactobacillus plantarum affects segmented filamentous bacteria in the intestine of immunosuppressed mice.},
  author={Susana Fuentes and Markus Egert and Mar{\'i}a Manuela Jim{\'e}nez-Valera and Mercedes Monteoliva-S{\'a}nchez and Alfonso Ruiz-Bravo and Hauke Smidt},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={65-72}
}
Segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) are present in the gastrointestinal tract of mice from weaning until the maturation of the immune system. Probiotic bacteria also have an effect on host immunity. To study the relationships established between these bacteria, samples from a mouse model fed with Lactobacillus plantarum under different immunological conditions were analysed. SFB populations were measured by a newly designed group-specific quantitative PCR assay. The results confirmed the… CONTINUE READING