Effects of orally administered Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 on mucosal immunity in mice.


The activation of local mucosal immunity by Clostridium butyricum MIYAIRI 588 (CBM588) was investigated in germ-free mice. An increase of polyclonal IgA production in the small intestine or secretion into the intestinal lumen was observed in mice mono-associated with CBM588 and fed a diet containing killed vegetative cells of CBM588 (VCBM). However, fecal… (More)