Differences in developing intestinal microbiota between allergic and non-allergic infants: A pilot study in Japan

Prapa Songjinda, Jiro Nakayama, Atsushi Tateyama, Shigemitsu Tanaka, Mina Tsubouchi, Chikako Kiyohara, Taro Shirakawa, Kenji Sonomoto

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Abstract

The bacterial compositions of feces were monitored in the first 2 months for 15 infants born in Japan, including eight subjects who developed allergy by the age of 2 years. Primer sets targeting six predominant bacterial groups in the infant intestine, Bacteroidaceae, Enterobacteriaceae, bifidobacteria, enterococci, lactobacilli, and the Clostridium perfringens group, were used for real-time PCR to quantitate each population in the feces. The population of Bacteroidaceae was significantly higher in the allergic group at the ages of 1 month (P = 0.03) and 2 months (P = 0.05) than in the non-allergic group, while no statistically significant difference was observed for the other bacterial populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2338-2342
Number of pages5
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume71
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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