Preventive use of Lactobacillus plantarum LS/07 and inulin to relieve symptoms of acute colitis

Acta Biochim Pol. 2015;62(3):553-7. doi: 10.18388/abp.2015_1008. Epub 2015 Sep 8.


The aim of presented study was to investigate the influence of Lactobacillus plantarum LS/07 and inulin on the activity of β-glucuronidase enzyme, and counts of coliform and lactobacilli in fresh caecal digesta, cytokine levels (IL-6, IL-8), and trancription nuclear factor kappa beta (NFκB) activities in colon tissue and blood samples of rats with dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) induced acute colitis. The rats were randomly divided into four groups - CG, AC, AC+PRE and AC+PRO. Colitis was induced using of 5% DSS in drinking water for 7d. DSS application increased activity of β-glucuronidase (P < 0.001), increased counts of coliforms, and decreased lactobacilli counts (P < 0.05) in comparison to control group. Serum and tissue levels of IL-6 and IL-8 as well as tissue NFκB activities showed increased expression in acute colitis group. Inulin diet modified counts of microorganims and decreased β-glucuronidase activity, suppressed NFκB activities (P < 0.001) and down regulate synthesis of IL-6 (P < 0.01) in serum and colon tissue and tissue IL-8 (P < 0.05). Lactobacillus plantarum LS/07 decreased β-glucuronidase activity (P < 0.05), levels of IL-6 and IL-8 (P < 0.001). These results were consistent with the addition of histological findings. Our results indicate that dietary intake of Lactobacillus plantarum LS/07 and inulin suppressed expression observed markers, which play an important role in the inflammatory process, which predisposes their use in prevention or treatment of acute colitis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Animals
  • Colitis / drug therapy*
  • Colitis / metabolism
  • Colitis / prevention & control*
  • Colon / metabolism
  • Dextran Sulfate / chemistry
  • Glucuronidase / metabolism
  • Interleukin-6 / metabolism
  • Interleukin-8 / metabolism
  • Inulin / therapeutic use*
  • Lactobacillus plantarum*
  • Male
  • NF-kappa B / metabolism
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley


  • Interleukin-6
  • Interleukin-8
  • NF-kappa B
  • Inulin
  • Dextran Sulfate
  • Glucuronidase