The antiallergic effect of kefir Lactobacilli.

  title={The antiallergic effect of kefir Lactobacilli.},
  author={Wei-Sheng Hong and Yen-Po Chen and M J Chen},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  volume={75 8},
This study demonstrated that oral feeding of heat-inactivated Lactobacillus (L b.) kefiranofaciens M1 from kefir grains effectively inhibited immunoglobulin (Ig) E production in response to ovalbumin (OVA) in vivo. The pattern of cytokine production by splenocyte cells revealed that the levels of cytokines produced by T helper (Th) 1 cells increased, and those of cytokines produced by Th2 cells decreased in the heat-inactivated M1 feeding group. These findings indicated that Lactobacillus… CONTINUE READING
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