Probiotics Can Contribute to Curing Inflammatory Allergic Skin Diseases: Study


(image: Korea Bizwire)

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SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire)A recent study has lent credence to the notion that probiotics, including lactic acid bacteria that produce useful effects in the human body, have the potential to cure inflammatory allergic skin diseases.

A joint research team of scientists from Yonsei University and the Pohang University of Science and Technology said Wednesday that probiotics contributed to greatly reducing the number of inflammatory factors in atopic and contact dermatitis during animal testing.

To discover the relevance between the imbalance of microbes in the intestine and inflammation-type allergic skin diseases, the research team separated the immune cells from rat intestines, cultured them with a variety of intestinal microbes, and classified them by immunological characteristics.

Among the classified intestinal microbes, the research team selected the floras with immunosuppressive function and finally found five types of intestinal microbes (IRT5) with anti-inflammatory function.

The research team then verified the effect that the microbes had on curing inflammation-type allergic skin diseases such as atopic and contact dermatitis in an animal model using house ticks.

The injection of the five intestinal microbes with anti-inflammatory function contributed to lowering the number of inflammatory factors by more than 50 percent.

Inflammation-suppressing T cells were measured at 7.5 percent in the group injected with the IRT5, compared to only 1.8 percent for the control group.

Ashley Song (ashley@koreabizwire.com)


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