In this small-scale random controlled trial, the authors have tested the effect of the probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus reuteri, instilled into chewing gum versus a placebo. They found that the probiotic intervention did indeed affect salivary IgA concentration thus indicating an effect on local immunity, and providing yet another effective approach to the delivery of probiotics.
Salivary IgA response to probiotic bacteria and mutans streptococci after the use of chewing gum containing Lactobacillus reuteri
Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013
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Pathogens and Disease
Volume 68, Issue 3, pages 82–87, August 2013
How to Cite
Ericson, D., Hamberg, K., Bratthall, G., Sinkiewicz-Enggren, G. and Ljunggren, L. (2013), Salivary IgA response to probiotic bacteria and mutans streptococci after the use of chewing gum containing Lactobacillus reuteri. Pathogens and Disease, 68: 82–87. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12048
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 4 JUN 2013 08:18AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 18 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAR 2013
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