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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Antibacterial effects of Bifidobacterium spp.

Reference Strain(s) Outcomes and results Discussion
Inturri et al. [7] B. longum, L. rhamnosus • Both strains inhibited pathogens (E. coli, S. enteritidis, and S. typhi), both alone and in combination• Inhibited attachment of pathogenic bacteria to HT-29 cells Probiotics inhibited gram-negative pathogens, and the inhibitory effect was stronger in combination
Lee et al. [8] B. adolescentis, B. longum • Proliferation of S. mutans, S. sobrinus, S. gordoni, and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomtans decreased• Live bacteria showed stronger activity The administration of B. adolescentis may be useful in preventing cavities
Lee et al. [9] B. adolescentis, B. pseudo-catenulatum, B. longum • Antibacterial activity against Propionibacterium acnes, S. aureus, S. epidermidis, and VISA increased Bifidobacterium spp. inhibited the growth of P. acnes and thus could be used to treat acne
Muñoz-Quezada et al. [10] L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, B. breve • Antibacterial effect against Listeria monocytogenes increased Probiotics were useful in preventing meningitis caused by L. monocytogenes
Abdelhamid et al. [11] L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, B. longum, B. bifidum • Biofilm formation of E. coli IC2 and WW1 was inhibited Probiotics removed the biofilm formed by multidrug-resistant E. coli
Yoon et al. [12] B. adolescentis, B. pseudo-catenulatum, B. longum • Growth inhibition activity against VISA and VRE increased Bifidobacteria were beneficial when administered in combination with antibiotics, in diseases caused by superbacteria
Lkhagvadorj et al. [13] B. breve, B. dentium, B. pseudo-catenulatum • Survival of cells treated with 5-FU and then infected with MRSA increased The combination of B. breve and galactooligosaccharides exhibited activity against MRSA
Yang et al. [14] B. breve • Expression of tcdA and tcdB decreased when combined with antibiotics, including metronidazole, clindamycin, and ceftazidime The antibacterial effects of C. difficile were enhanced when B. breve was combined with certain antibiotics
Toscano et al. [15] L. rhamnosus, B. longum • Changes in intestinal microbial composition• Harmful bacteria decreased Probiotics changed the intestinal microflora by reducing harmful bacteria and increasing beneficial bacteria

5-FU, 5-fluorouracil; MRSA, multidrug-resistant S. aureus; VISA, vancomycin-resistant S. aureus; VRE, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2020;30:1793~1800
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