CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Immunomodulation of Lactobacillus reuteri CRL1324 on Group B Streptococcus vaginal colonization in a murine experimental model
DE GREGORIO PRISCILLA ROMINA; JUÁREZ TOMÁS MARÍA SILVINA; NADER-MACÍAS MARÍA ELENA FÁTIMA
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2015 vol. 15 p. 1 - 1
Problem Maternal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization is a risk factor for infectious disease in newborns. One promising strategy is the modulation of vaginal defense to increase the hosts ability to combat infection. Methods of studyThe effect of intravaginal (i.va.) Lactobacillus reuteri CRL1324 inoculation on different immune cell populations, cytokines and immunoglobulin isotypes in a murine model of GBS vaginal colonization was evaluated ResultsSeven i.va. inoculations of L. reuteri CRL1324 previous to GBS challenge showed an immunomodulatory effect on the cells and mediators of innate immunity, decreasing the number of neutrophils induced by the pathogen and increasing the activated macrophage population. Moreover, increases of B-lymphocytes and IgA and IgG subclasses were observed in mice inoculated with L. reuteri CRL1324 and then challenged with GBS. ConclusionL. reuteri CRL1324 shows a protective effect against GBS colonization that could be mediated by the modulation of the immune response.