Potential of Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY2013 and Bifidobacterium bifidum WBIN03 in relieving colitis by gut microbiota, immune, and anti-oxidative stress

Can J Microbiol. 2018 May;64(5):327-337. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2017-0716. Epub 2018 Feb 5.


Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that is difficult to cure, with rising incidence in recent decades. Probiotics have become a new strategy for UC treatment. In this study, we chose 2 new multisource probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY2013 from acid beans and Bifidobacterium bifidum WBIN03 from infant feces, and a mixture of both, to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect on H2O2-induced oxidative damage in a HT-29 cell model and dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced UC in mice. Compared with the model group, the general relative indices results showed L. plantarum ZDY2013 and B. bifidum WBIN03 have a significant effect on DSS-induced UC in mice, by downregulating the pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g., TNF-α) and upregulating antioxidant factors (e.g., SOD1, SOD2, GPX2) at the transcriptional level. By means of high-throughput sequencing (16S V3-V4) and systematical bioinformatics analyses, we found that colitis may be associated with the changes in intestinal flora, especially Firmicutes and Bacteroides. Administration of L. plantarum ZDY2013 increased the abundance of Lactobacillus animalis, whereas B. bifidum WBIN03 increased the abundance of Lachnospiraceae bacterium COE1. Our results revealed that a supplement of L. plantarum ZDY2013 and B. bifidum WBIN03 remit UC through modification of gut microbiota to regulate oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators.

Keywords: Bifidobacterium bifidum WBIN02; Bifidobacterium bifidum WBIN03; Lactobacillus plantarum ZDY2013; changements du microbiote intestinal; changes in gut microbiota; rectocolite hémorragique; ulcerative colitis.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum / physiology*
  • Colitis / immunology
  • Colitis / microbiology
  • Colitis / therapy*
  • Cytokines / metabolism
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • HT29 Cells
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology
  • Lactobacillus plantarum / physiology*
  • Mice
  • Mice, Inbred BALB C
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use*


  • Cytokines
  • Hydrogen Peroxide