Studies related to Immunoglobulin A and Lactobacillus reuteri

Salivary IgA Response To Probiotic Bacteria And Mutans Streptococci After The Use Of Chewing Gum Containing Lactobacillus Reuteri

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 23
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Notes for this study:
Chewing a gum containing two different strains of _l. reuteri_ (2x10^8^ CFU, twice daily) including ATCC 55730 and ATCC PTA 5289 over the course of 12 weeks appears to have no influence on total IgA concentrations, but increased the percentage of total protein that was IgA (13.5%).

Antibodies for bacteria in the oral cavity was altered in a manner thought to be indicative of improved dental health (reduced _s.mutans_ and increased _lactobacillus_).