Inulin-type fructans stimulated the growth of exogenously administered Lactobacillus plantarum No. 14 in the mouse gastrointestinal tract.

@article{Takemura2010InulintypeFS,
  title={Inulin-type fructans stimulated the growth of exogenously administered Lactobacillus plantarum No. 14 in the mouse gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Naoki Takemura and Keisuke Ozawa and Naoto Kimura and Jun Watanabe and Kei Sonoyama},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={375-81}
}
This study examined the effects of the inulin-type fructans known as fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS) and inulin on the growth and persistence of Lactobacillus plantarum No. 14 (LP14) in the gut. Cultivation in medium that contained either FOS or inulin revealed that both fructans supported the growth of LP14. Fecal recovery of viable L. plantarum at 24 and 30 h following administration of LP14 were highest in mice fed inulin, followed by mice fed FOS and the control diet. However, neither of the… CONTINUE READING