Differences in Developing Intestinal Microbiota between Allergic and Non-Allergic Infants: A Pilot Study in Japan

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Author(s)

    • TANAKA Shigemitsu
    • Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School, Kyushu University
    • TSUBOUCHI Mina
    • Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Public Health
    • KIYOHARA Chikako
    • Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Social Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    • SHIRAKAWA Taro
    • Department of Health Promotion and Human Behavior, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Public Health
    • SONOMOTO Kenji
    • Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate School, Kyushu University|Department of Functional Metabolic Design, Bio-Architecture Center, Kyushu University

Abstract

The bacterial compositions of feces were monitored in the first 2 months for 15 infants born in Japan, including eight subjects who developed allergy by the age of 2 years. Primer sets targeting six predominant bacterial groups in the infant intestine, <I>Bacteroidaceae</I>, <I>Enterobacteriaceae</I>, bifidobacteria, enterococci, lactobacilli, and the <I>Clostridium perfringens</I> group, were used for real-time PCR to quantitate each population in the feces. The population of <I>Bacteroidaceae</I> was significantly higher in the allergic group at the ages of 1 month (<I>P</I>=0.03) and 2 months (<I>P</I>=0.05) than in the non-allergic group, while no statistically significant difference was observed for the other bacterial populations.

Journal

  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

    Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 71(9), 2338-2342, 2007

    Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry

Cited by:  2

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000022186
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10824164
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0916-8451
  • NDL Article ID
    8934041
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR7(科学技術--農林水産--農産) // ZR2(科学技術--生物学--生化学) // ZP1(科学技術--化学・化学工業)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-G223
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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