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J Dairy Sci. 2016 Feb;99(2):970-981. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10510. Epub 2015 Dec 17.

Changes in gastric microbiota induced by Helicobacter pylori infection and preventive effects of Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013 against such infection.

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1
College of Life Science, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, P. R. China; State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330047, P. R. China.
2
State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330047, P. R. China.
3
College of Life Science, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, P. R. China; Food and Nutritional Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Electronic address: npshah@hku.hk.
4
College of Life Science, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330031, P. R. China; State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330047, P. R. China. Electronic address: weihua@ncu.edu.cn.

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative pathogen linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Gastric microbiota might play an essential role in the pathogenesis of these stomach diseases. In this study, we investigated the preventive effect of a probiotic candidate Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013 as a protective agent against the gastric mucosal inflammation and alteration of gastric microbiota induced by H. pylori infection in a mouse model. Prior to infection, mice were pretreated with or without 400 µL of L. plantarum ZDY 2013 at a concentration of 10(9) cfu/mL per mouse. At 6 wk postinfection, gastric mucosal immune response and alteration in gastric microbiota mice were examined by quantitative real-time PCR and high-throughput 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, respectively. The results showed that L. plantarum ZDY 2013 pretreatment prevented increase in inflammatory cytokines (e.g., IL-1β and IFN-γ) and inflammatory cell infiltration in gastric lamina propria induced by H. pylori infection. Weighted UniFrac principal coordinate analysis showed that L. plantarum ZDY 2013 pretreatment prevented the alteration in gastric microbiota post-H. pylori infection. Linear discriminant analysis coupled with effect size identified 22 bacterial taxa (e.g., Pasteurellaceae, Erysipelotrichaceae, Halomonadaceae, Helicobacteraceae, and Spirochaetaceae) that overgrew in the gastric microbiota of H. pylori-infected mice, and most of them belonged to the Proteobacteria phylum. Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013 pretreatment prevented this alteration; only 6 taxa (e.g., Lachnospiraceae, Ruminococcaceae, and Clostridiaceae), mainly from the taxa of Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes, were dominant in the gastric microbiota of the L. plantarum ZDY 2013 pretreated mice. Administration of L. plantarum ZDY 2013 for 3 wk led to increase in several bacterial taxa (e.g., Rikenella, Staphylococcus, Bifidobacterium), although a nonsignificant alteration was found in the gastric microbiota. Overall, this study demonstrated that L. plantarum ZDY 2013 pretreatment played an important role in preventing gastric mucosal inflammation and gastric microbiota alteration induced by H. pylori infection, and the selective modulation in gastric microbiota posed by this intervention suggested that targeting gastric microbiota through oral administration of probiotics might be an alternative strategy to prevent H. pylori infection.

KEYWORDS:

Helicobacter pylori; Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY 2013; gastric microbiota; high-throughput; probiotic

PMID:
26709179
DOI:
10.3168/jds.2015-10510
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