Food allergy and L. GG- is there any new research on this since '93?

John Hegarty goo at epix.net
Wed Apr 8 08:40:14 EST 1998


suRge <surge at wwa.com> wrote:  
> I saw Gastroenterology '93; 105:1643-50 is this all there is on this L.GG
and 
> food allergy connection? 

Sutas Y, et al. (1996) Suppression of lymphocyte proliferation in vitro by
bovine caseins hydrolyzed with Lactobacillus casei GG-derived enzymes.
J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. Jul;98(1):216-224 

Hydrolysis of caseins with L. casei GG-derived enzymes generates molecules
with   suppressive effects on lymphocyte proliferation. Intestinal 
microflora, can contribute to   degradation of food antigens in the gut and
modify their immunoactivities can be   beneficial in the downregulation of
hypersensitivity reactions to ingested proteins in   patients with food
allergy. 

Majamaa H, Probiotics: a novel approach in the management of food allergy.
(1997) J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. Feb;99(2):179-185 

Evaluated the effects of cow's milk with and without the addition of
Lactobacillus GG in   infants with atopic eczema and cow's milk allergy. An
additional group included breast-  fed infants in which Lactobacillus GG
was given to nursing mothers.

John Hegarty
Environmental Micro - PSU



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