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Abstract Title:

The Effects of Probiotic Supplementation on Gene Expression Related to Inflammation, Insulin, and Lipids in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Abstract Source:

J Am Coll Nutr. 2017 Nov-Dec;36(8):660-665. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 28922099

Abstract Author(s):

Omid Reza Tamtaji, Ebrahim Kouchaki, Mahmoud Salami, Esmat Aghadavod, Elmira Akbari, Maryam Tajabadi-Ebrahimi, Zatollah Asemi

Article Affiliation:

Omid Reza Tamtaji

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Limited data are available assessing the effects of probiotic supplementation on gene expression related to inflammation, insulin, and lipids in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

OBJECTIVES: The current study was conducted to assess the effects of probiotic supplementation on gene expression related to inflammation, insulin, and lipids in patients with MS.

METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed among 40 patients with MS. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either a probiotic capsule containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus fermentum (2× 10colony-forming units/g each; n = 20) or placebo (n = 20) for 12 weeks. Gene expression related to inflammation, insulin, and lipids was quantified in blood samples of patients with MS with the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method.

RESULTS: We found that compared with placebo, probiotic supplementation down-regulated gene expression of interleukin-8 (IL-8; p<0.001) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) mRNA (p<.001) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with MS. We did not observe any significant effect of probiotic supplementation on gene expression of interleukin-1 (IL-1), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ), or oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with MS.

CONCLUSIONS: Overall, probiotic supplementation for 12 weeks in patients with MS significantly improved gene expression of IL-8 and TNF-α but did not influence IL-1, PPAR-γ, or LDLR.

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