Probiotic Salivarius protects against bacterial infection
June 20, 2007 When the researchers tested an Lb. salivarius strain in mice infected with two strains of food-borne Listeria monocytogenes, EGDe and LO28, they found that the mice were protected against infection.
Some of the researchers in this study previously reported on Lactobacillus probiotic strains. In that study, the benefits for gut health were reported to be due to the probiotic bacteria adhering to the walls of the intestine, which inhibits the ability of the pathogenic from sticking and colonizing the gut.
Research said that a strain of probiotic bacteria Lb. salivarius killed the bad bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
May 1, 2007, Volume 104, Number 18, Pages 7617-7621
"Bacteriocin production as a mechanism for the antiinfective activity of Lactobacillus salivarius UCC118"
Authors: S.C. Corr, Y. Li, C.U. Riedel, P.W. O'Toole, C. Hill, and C.G.M. Gahan
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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