Immunomodulatory function of lactic acid bacteria

  title={Immunomodulatory function of lactic acid bacteria},
  author={Hisako Yasui and Kan Shida and Takeshi Matsuzaki and Teruo Yokokura},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
Using mice, we found that oral administration of Bifidobacterium breve YIT4064 (B. breve) activated the humoral immune system, augmented anti-rotavirus IgA production or anti-influenza virus (IFV) IgG production and protected against rotavirus infection or influenza infection, respectively. Furthermore, when the B. breve was given to infants from an infant home, there was a significant reduction of the frequency of rotavirus shedding in stool samples during the administration of the bacteria… CONTINUE READING


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