Background/aim: Oral administration of Pantoea agglomerans-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPSp) has been reported to have a preventive effect against various lifestyle-related diseases. Therefore, we examined the preventive effect on high blood pressure, which is a kind of reserve arm for lifestyle-related diseases.
Materials and methods: Spontaneous hypertensive rat (SHR) and WKY rat were bred from 6 to 16 weeks of age. SHR were orally administered 100 μg/kg LPSp and 0.1% NaCl, and blood pressure was measured at 6, 10, 13 and 16 weeks. Furthermore, at 16 weeks of age, blood biochemical markers were measured and microbial community composition was analyzed.
Results: SHRs developed hypertension with age, which was exacerbated by salt loading. Although there was almost no reduction in blood pressure in SHRs that received LPSp. It was suppressed at 13-16 weeks of age in those with salt loading.
Conclusion: Oral administration of LPSp showed a preventive effect on salt-loaded hypertension.
Keywords: Hypertensive; Pantoea agglomerans-derived LPS; oral administration; salt loading.
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