Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities — Ben-Gurion University study

Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities — Ben-Gurion University study

According to the study published in Frontiers in Microbiology, a strain of Lactobacilli (L. plantarum K41) found in Sichuan pickles reduced S. mutans by 98.4%. Dental caries (cavities) are caused by Streptococcus mutans, (S. mutans) commonly found in the human oral cavity as plaque and is a significant contributor to tooth decay.

#cavities # Lactobacillusplantarum # streptococcus

Guojian Zhang et al. Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Formation and Virulence by Lactobacillus plantarum K41 Isolated From Traditional Sichuan Pickles, Frontiers in Microbiology (2020). DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00774

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-bacteria-chinese-pickles-cavities.html

COLITIS, Intestinal Bowel Disease greatly helped by Urolithin A

COLITIS, Intestinal Bowel Disease greatly helped by Urolithin A

Administration of these agents after mice have developed full colitis has reversed the phenotype significantly by reducing shortening of colons, gut permeability, and inflammation. When animals were fed with UroA or its synthetic analog prior to insulting with TNBS, mice did not develop colitis. Therefore, proving the protective nature of these compounds against gut inflammation. These results suggest that UroA/UAS03 mediated enhanced gut barrier function will likely have long-term beneficial effects in preventing colitis.

Enhancement of the gut barrier integrity by a microbial metabolite through the Nrf2 pathway

doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07859-7DO – 10.1038/s41467-018-07859-7ID – Singh2019ER

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07859-7