Oral administration of Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 alleviates birch pollen-induced allergic rhinitis in mice

S. P. Choi, H. N. Oh, C. Y. Choi, H. Ahn, H. S. Yun, Y. M. Chung, B. Kim, S. J. Lee, Taehoon Chun

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Abstract

Aims: In this study, we evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of selected probiotics in a mouse model of birch pollen (BP)-induced allergic rhinitis. Methods and Results: Oral administration of Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 ameliorated the symptoms of BP-induced allergic rhinitis by reducing airway hyperresponsiveness, and both the histological scores and the number of infiltrated cells in the nasal cavities and lungs. Compared with those from vehicle-treated mice, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and draining lymph node samples from CJLP133 and CJLP243-administrated mice showed diminished numbers of immune cells, increased secretion of a Th1-type cytokine (IFN-γ) and decreased production of Th2-type cytokines (IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13). Consistent with these results, levels of IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, serum IgE and BP-specific serum IgG1 were decreased, whereas secretion of IFN-γ and BP-specific serum IgG2a was augmented upon administration of CJLP133 and CJLP243 in mice. Conclusion: Oral administration of L. plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 alleviates symptoms of BP-induced allergic rhinitis in mice by recovering Th1/Th2 balance via enhancement of the Th1-type immune response. Significance and Impact of the Study: Lactobacillus plantarum CJLP133 and CJLP243 have therapeutic effects on BP-induced allergic rhinitis in an animal model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-828
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Microbiology
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar 1

Keywords

  • allergic rhinitis
  • birch pollen
  • CJLP133
  • CJLP243
  • Lactobacillus plantarum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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