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E-GEOD-11355 - Mucosal responses of healthy humans to exponentially growing or stationary Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria

Submitted on 5 May 2008, released on 20 January 2009, last updated on 27 March 2012
Homo sapiens
Samples (32)
Array (1)
Protocols (6)
Some commensal bacteria stimulate the immune system but do not present specific antigenicity. Such adjuvant effects have been reported for the bacterial species Lactobacillus plantarum. To study in vivo human responses to L. plantarum, a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study was performed. Healthy adults were provided preparations of living and heat-killed L. plantarum bacteria, biopsies were taken from the intestinal mucosa and altered transcriptional profiles were analysed. Transcriptional profiles of human epithelia displayed striking differences upon exposure to living L. plantarum bacteria harvested at different growth phases. Modulation of NF-κB-dependent pathways was central among the major altered cellular responses. This unique in vivo study shows which cellular pathways are associated with the induction of immune tolerance in mucosal tissues towards common adjuvanticity possessing lactobacilli. Keywords: mucosal response of healthy adult humans to lactic acid bacteria This study was set up according to a randomised double-blind cross-over placebo-controlled design. It contains transcriptional profiles from biopsies from 8 healthy individuals after oral intake of three different growth stages of Lactobacillus plantarum or placebo control. In total, this study includes data from 8 individuals x 4 treatments=32 arrays.
Experiment type
transcription profiling by array 
Peter van Baarlen <>, Cindy van der Meer, Fred J Troost, Guido Hooiveld, Michiel Kleerebezem, Philip J de Groot, Robert-Jan M Brummer
Differential NF-kappaB pathways induction by Lactobacillus plantarum in the duodenum of healthy humans correlating with immune tolerance. van Baarlen P, Troost FJ, van Hemert S, van der Meer C, de Vos WM, de Groot PJ, Hooiveld GJ, Brummer RJ, Kleerebezem M.
Investigation descriptionE-GEOD-11355.idf.txt
Sample and data relationshipE-GEOD-11355.sdrf.txt
Raw data (1)
Processed data (1)
Array designA-GEOD-6823.adf.txt
R ExpressionSetE-GEOD-11355.eSet.r