Effects of a fermented milk drink containing lactobacillus casei strain shirota on the immune system in healthy human subjects

Fumiko Nagao, Masafumi Nakayama, Takashi Muto, Ko Okumura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

131 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nine healthy volunteers drank fermented milk containing 4×1010 live cells of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota daily for 3 weeks, and their NK activity and other immunological functions were measured. NK activity significantly increased (p<0.01) 3 weeks after the start of intake and remained elevated for the next 3 weeks. The effect was particularly prominent in low-NK-individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2706-2708
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume64
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jun

Keywords

  • Fermented milk
  • Immune system
  • Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota
  • NK cell activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of a fermented milk drink containing lactobacillus casei strain shirota on the immune system in healthy human subjects'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this