Effects of a lactobacilli, oligosaccharide and organic germanium intake on the immune responses of mice

Takashi Nakamura, Miki Saito, Hisashi Aso

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Abstract

The organic germanium compound, Ge-132, has immune-modulating effects. We evaluated the symbiotic effects of Ge-132 with lactobacilli and oligosaccharide (LB/OS) on the immune responses of mice. The highest fecal IgA levels were observed in the mice receiving a low concentration of Ge-132 with LB/OS for 8 weeks. Our data suggest that LB/OS with a low concentration of Ge-132 stimulated the intestinal immunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Ge-132
  • Intestinal immunity
  • Lactobacilli oligosaccharide
  • Organic germanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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