Antitumour effect of Lactobacillus casei CRL 431 on different experimental tumours

Autores
Bibas Bonet, María Eugenia; Fontenla de Petrino, Silvia Estela; Mesón, Oscar Enrique; Perdigon, Gabriela del Valle
Año de publicación
2005
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We analysed the mechanisms of tumour inhibition by Lactobacillus casei CRL 431 orally administered, for fibrosarcome (non intestinal tumour, NIT) and for carcinoma (intestinal tumour, IT), both induced chemically. Balb/c mice were fed with L. casei (1.2 × 109 cel/day/ mouse) for two consecutive days previous to the induction of the respective tumours. After IT induction, oral administration of L. casei was repeated cyclically every 5 days for 5 months. In order to determine the percentage of tumour inhibition in the NIT mice, morphometric studies were performed and TNFα levels in serum and spleen cells were determined. In the IT, macroscopic and histopathological studies were performed and the number of intestinal IgA+ and TNFα+ cells was determined. We demonstrated that L. casei CRL 431 inhibited the growth of both tumours. In the case of NIT animals treated with L. casei, the high levels of serum TNFα would play an important role in the inhibition of tumour growth due to its cytolytic activity against tumour cells. In the IT, the increase in IgA+ and TNFα+ cells could be involved in the inhibitory effect observed. Our results showed that the selection of the probiotic bacteria with antitumour activity would not be limited to the determination of the cytokines relevant to this activity because of the multifactorial etiology of the different cancers.
Fil: Bibas Bonet, María Eugenia. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina
Fil: Fontenla de Petrino, Silvia Estela. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina
Fil: Mesón, Oscar Enrique. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina
Fil: Perdigon, Gabriela del Valle. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos; Argentina
Materia
COLORECTAL CANCER
CYTOKINES
FIBROSARCOME
LACTOBACILLUS CASEI
Inmunología
Medicina Básica
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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