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Abstract Title:

Mitigation of the Toxic Effects of Periodontal Pathogens by Candidate Probiotics in Oral Keratinocytes, and in an Invertebrate Model.

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Front Microbiol. 2020 ;11:999. Epub 2020 Jun 16. PMID: 32612578

Abstract Author(s):

Raja Moman, Catherine A O'Neill, Ruth G Ledder, Tanaporn Cheesapcharoen, Andrew J McBain

Article Affiliation:

Raja Moman


The larvae of the wax mothand human oral keratinocytes were used to investigate the protective activity of the candidate oral probioticsGG (LHR),(LR), andK-12 (SS) against the periodontal pathogens(FN),(PG), and(AA). Probiotics were delivered to the larvae (i) concomitantly with the pathogen in the same larval pro-leg; (ii) concomitantly with the pathogen in different pro-legs, and (iii) before inoculation with the pathogen in different pro-legs. Probiotics were delivered as viable cells, cell lysates or cell supernatants to the oral keratinocytes concomitantly with the pathogen. The periodontal pathogens killed at least 50% of larvae within 24 h although PG and FN were significantly more virulent than AA in the order>>and were also significantly lethal to mammalian cells. The candidate probiotics, however, were not lethal to the larvae or human oral keratinocytes at doses up to 10cells/larvae. Wax worm survival rates increased up to 60% for some probiotic/pathogen combinations compared with control larvae inoculated with pathogens only. SS was the most effective probiotic against FN challenge and LHR the least, in simultaneous administration and pre-treatment, SS and LR were generally the most protective against all pathogens (up to 60% survival). For, LR>LHR>SS, and forSS>LHR and LR. Administering the candidate probiotics to human oral keratinocytes significantly decreased the toxic effects of the periodontal pathogens. In summary, the periodontal pathogens were variably lethal toand human oral keratinocytes and the candidate probiotics had measurable protective effects, which were greatest when administrated simultaneously with the periodontal pathogens, suggesting protective effects based on bacterial interaction, and providing a basis for mechanistic studies.

Study Type : Animal Study
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