Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.70.2.670-674.2004
Title: Permanent Colonization by Lactobacillus casei is Hindered by the Low Rate of Cell Division in Mouse Gut
Authors: Lee, Y.K. 
Ho, P.S.
Low, C.S.
Arvilommi, H.
Salminen, S.
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Citation: Lee, Y.K., Ho, P.S., Low, C.S., Arvilommi, H., Salminen, S. (2004-02). Permanent Colonization by Lactobacillus casei is Hindered by the Low Rate of Cell Division in Mouse Gut. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70 (2) : 670-674. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.70.2.670-674.2004
Abstract: Long residence times of probiotics in the intestinal tract would prolong their potential beneficial health effects and assist colonization. This study investigated the colonization potential of Lactobacillus casei Shirota in mouse intestine by using 5 (and 6)-carboxyfluorescein diacetate, succinimidyl ester (cFDA-SE) for assessment of doubling times in different parts of the intestine. The amounts of intestinal water overlying the surfaces of the duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and colon in BALB/c mice were 34.4 ± 2.9, 58.8 ± 6.8, 21. 6 ± 2.2, and 8.0 ± 1.0 mg, respectively. Based on the residual concentrations of cFDA-SE-labeled lactobacilli on intestinal mucosal surfaces, the average half times for the wash-out of lactobacilli fed were estimated at 3.98, 1.55, 1.34, and 2.48 days in the duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and colon, respectively. The average doubling times of the lactobacilli, estimated from the residual fluorescent levels of surface-adhered cells, were 4.10, 4.78, 4.56, and 5.59 days in the duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and colon, respectively. It is estimated that the lactobacilli would have to achieve an average doubling time of 1.03 to 2.04 days to colonize the various sections of the mouse intestinal tract more permanently.
Source Title: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131014
ISSN: 00992240
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.70.2.670-674.2004
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