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Health status of BALB/c mice orally fed with Bifidobacterium Pseudocatenulatum G4.


Mohammed Kabeir, Barka and Mustafa, Shuhaimi and Abdullah, Muhammad Nazrul Hakim and Saari, Nazamid and Abd. Manap, Mohd. Yazid (2008) Health status of BALB/c mice orally fed with Bifidobacterium Pseudocatenulatum G4. International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 3 (4). pp. 213-218. ISSN 1555-1431


Safety profiles of Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum G4 and commercial Bifidobacterium longum B536 were evaluated. Groups of BALB/c mice were orally administered sterile skim milk suspensions containing viable B. pseudocatenulatum G4 at 2 x 104, 1 x 108, or 1 x 1011 CFU/day and reference B. longum BB536 at 1 x 108 CFU/day for four weeks. None Bifidobacterium supplemented was used as control. No abnormal clinical signs were revealed during the assessment. There were no noticeable dif erences in food intake; water intake and weight gain between treatment groups. Feeding with strain G4 did not cause any changesin blood biochemistry (Albumin, Glucose, Cholestrol, and Total protein) or haematological (Red blood cell (RBC), Protein cell volume (PCV), haemoglobin, Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), White blood cell (WBC), Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, and Eosinophils) measurements. Hence, this strain of B. pseudocatenulatum evaluated during this study; did not adversely affect the health of the mice and is likely to share the safe status of probiotic bacterium for future application.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: New Century Health Publishers
Keywords: Bifidobacterium; Blood chemistry; Haematology.
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 08:50
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 08:15
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14967
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