Survival of Lactobacillus species (strain GG) in human gastrointestinal tract.

  title={Survival of Lactobacillus species (strain GG) in human gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Barry R. Goldin and Sherwood L. Gorbach and Maija Saxelin and Shahira Barakat and L Gualtieri and Seppo Salminen},
  journal={Digestive diseases and sciences},
  volume={37 1},
A newly isolated strain of a species of Lactobacillus of human origin, designated GG (Lactobacillus GG), has been studied to determine its ability to survive in the human gastrointestinal tract. When fed to 76 volunteers as a frozen concentrate or as a fermented preparation in milk or whey, Lactobacillus GG was recovered in the feces of all subjects receiving the fermented milk or whey and in 86% receiving the frozen concentrate when a single fecal specimen was cultured. The organism was also… CONTINUE READING


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