RRC ID 48225
Author Nishida S, Ono Y, Sekimizu K.
Title Lactic acid bacteria activating innate immunity improve survival in bacterial infection model of silkworm.
Journal Drug Discov Ther
Abstract Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been thought to be helpful for human heath in the gut as probiotics. It recently was noted that activity of LAB stimulating immune systems is important. Innate immune systems are conserved in mammals and insects. Silkworm has innate immunity in response to microbes. Microbe-associated molecular pattern (ex. peptidoglycan and β-glucan) induces a muscle contraction of silkworm larva. In this study, we established an efficient method to isolate lactic acid bacteria derived from natural products. We selected a highly active LAB to activate the innate immunity in silkworm by using the silkworm muscle contraction assay, as well. The assay revealed that Lactococcus lactis 11/19-B1 was highly active on the stimulation of the innate immunity in silkworm. L. lactis 11/19-B1 solely fermented milk with casamino acid and glucose. This strain would be a starter strain to make yogurt. Compared to commercially available yogurt LAB, L. lactis 11/19-B1 has higher activity on silkworm contraction. Silkworm normally ingested an artificial diet mixed with L. lactis 11/19-B1 or a yogurt fermented with L. lactis 11/19-B1. Interestingly, silkworms that ingested the LAB showed tolerance against the pathogenicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These data suggest that Lactococcus lactis 11/19-B1 would be expected to be useful for making yogurt and probiotics to activate innate immunity.
Volume 10(1)
Pages 49-56
Published 2016-2-1
DOI 10.5582/ddt.2016.01022
PMID 26971556
MeSH Animals Bacterial Infections / immunology Bacterial Infections / microbiology Bacterial Infections / therapy* Bombyx / immunology Bombyx / microbiology* Colony-Forming Units Assay Disease Models, Animal Host-Pathogen Interactions Humans Immunity, Innate* Lactococcus lactis / growth & development Lactococcus lactis / immunology* Larva / immunology Larva / microbiology Probiotics* Species Specificity Time Factors Yogurt / microbiology*
Times Cited 13
General Microbes JCM 5805