A diet with lactosucrose supplementation ameliorates trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis in rats.
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Chronic intestinal inflammation contributes to an increased risk of colon cancer. Lactosucrose (LS), a kind of functional trisaccharide, can modulate immunity and promote microbe growth. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of LS on 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) induced colitis in rats. Rats were randomly divided into four treatment groups: the normal group, TNBS group, LS group, and salicylazosulfapyridine (SASP) group for five weeks. LS supplementation ameliorated TNBS-induced colitis. LS supplementation increased IL-10 production and suppressed the secretion of IL-12 in the colon, as compared to the TNBS group. LS decreased the production of TLR-2 protein and nuclear NF-B p65 protein, as well as mRNA levels, as compared with colitic rats. These results indicate that chronic feeding of LS inhibited TNBS-induced chronic inflammation. LS has potential nutraceutical intervention to combat colitis.
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Zhou, Y., Ruan, Z., Zhou, X., Huang, X., Li, H., Wang, L., ... Yin, Y.
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Zhou, Yan||Ruan, Zheng||Zhou, Xiaoli||Huang, Xiaoliu||Li, Hua||Wang, Ling||Zhang, Cui||Liu, Shiqiang||Deng, Zeyuan||Wu, Guoyao||Yin, Yulong