Intestinal mucus alters the ability of probiotic bacteria to bind aflatoxin B-1 in vitro

Silvia Gratz, H Mykkanen, A C Ouwehand, R Juvonen, S Salminen, H El-Nezami

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Several probiotics are known to bind aflatoxin B-1 (AFB(1)) to their surfaces and to adhere to intestinal mucus. In this study, preincubation of two probiotic preparations with either AFB(1) or mucus reduced the subsequent surface binding of mucus and AFB(1), respectively, in a strain-dependent manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6306-6308
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • lactic acid bacteria
  • rhamnosus strain GG
  • remove aflatoxin
  • dairy strains
  • adhesion
  • lactobacillus
  • glycoproteins
  • model

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