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Fiziol. Zh. 2017; 63(6): 16-24

The effect of probiotic strains of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria on the Th1 and Th2 type cytokines production in intravaginal staphylococcosis in mice

L.M. Lazarenko1, L.P. Babenko1, М.Yu. Hryhorash1, V.V. Mokrozub1, O.M. Demchenko1, L.M. Sichel1,2, M.Ya. Spivak1,3

  1. D.K. Zabolotny Institute of microbiology and virology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv
  2. Pure Research Products, LLC, Colorado, USA
  3. LLC “Diaprof”, Ukraine


The probiotic strains of Lactobacillus casei IMV B-7280, Bifidobacterium animalis VKL, B. animalis VKB (individually) or L. casei IMV B-7280 - B. animalis VKB - B. animalis VKL composition balanced the Th1/Th2 cytokines production at normal condition and in the cases of experimental intravaginal staphylococcosis in BALB/c mice in different periods of observation. L. casei IMV B-7280 and B. animalis VKB (individually) at normal condition increased the Th1 type cytokines interleukin (IL)-12 and interferon (IFN)-γ production. Instead, B. animalis VKL after injection into intact mice did not affect the IL-12 production but slightly increased the IFN-γ production. In the cases of experimental intravaginal staphylococcosis in mice the balancing of Th1/Th2 immune response under the influence of L. casei IMV B-7280 is due to increased production of IL-12 and IFN-γ, as well as decreased Th2 type cytokine IL-4 production. The IL-12 and IFN-γ production in staphylococcus-infected mice that received B. animalis VKL or B. animalis VKB (individually) was increased, but these probiotic bacteria had no significant effect on IL-4 production. Under the influence of L. casei IMV B-7280, B. animalis VKB, B. animalis VKL (individually) in the cases of experimental intravaginal staphylococcosis in mice the IL-4/IFN-γ ratio was significantly decreased. The shift from Th2 to Th1 type cytokines production was also observed in staphylococcus-infected mice that received L. casei IMV B-7280 - B. animalis VKB - B. animalis VKL composition. The IL-12 and IFN-γ production was increased, instead, IL-4 production as well as IL-4/IFN-γ ratio were decreased in mice that received this probiotic composition in different periods of observation.So, L. casei IMV B-7280, B. animalis VKB and B. animalis VKL (individually) and L. casei IMV B-7280 - B. animalis VKB - B. animalis VKL composition are promising to create highly effective immunobiotics with immunomodulatory effect that are able to balance Th1/Th2 type of immunity by shifting the cytokine profile with decreased the IL-4/IFN-γ ratio. Key words:

Keywords: Lactic acid bacteria; bifidobacteria; mice; intravaginal staphylococcosis; cytokines


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