Abstract Title:

Probiotics Clostridium butyricum and Bacillus subtilis ameliorate intestinal tumorigenesis.

Abstract Source:

Future Microbiol. 2015 ;10(9):1433-45. Epub 2015 Sep 7. PMID: 26346930

Abstract Author(s):

Zhao-Fei Chen, Luo-Yan Ai, Ji-Lin Wang, Lin-Lin Ren, Ya-Nan Yu, Jie Xu, Hao-Yan Chen, Jun Yu, Min Li, Wen-Xin Qin, Xiong Ma, Nan Shen, Ying-Xuan Chen, Jie Hong, Jing-Yuan Fang

Article Affiliation:

Zhao-Fei Chen


AIMS: To investigate the antitumor effects of probiotics Clostridium butyricum and Bacillus subtilis on colorectal cancer (CRC) progression.

MATERIALS & METHODS: The effects of C. butyricum and B. subtilis on CRC cells were studied. Male C57BL/6 mice with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride (DMH)-induced CRC were intervened by these two probiotics and the antitumor effects were examined by comparing the tumor incidence and detecting the inflammatory and immune-related markers.

RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS: C. butyricum and B. subtilis inhibited the proliferation of CRC cells, caused cell cycle arrest and promoted apoptosis. In vivo, these two probiotics inhibited the development of DMH-induced CRC. The molecular mechanism involved reduced inflammation and improved immune homeostasis. This work establishes a basis for the protective role of probiotics B. subtilis and C. butyricum in intestinal tumorigenesis.

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