Effects of β-(1,3-1,6)-d-glucan on irritable bowel syndrome-related colonic hypersensitivity

Teita Asano, Ken ichiro Tanaka, Shintaro Suemasu, Tomoaki Ishihara, Kayoko Tahara, Toshio Suzuki, Hidekazu Suzuki, Shin Fukudo, Tohru Mizushima

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain associated with altered bowel habits. Since the prevalence of IBS is very high and thus, involves elevated health-care costs, treatment of this condition by methods other than prescribed medicines could be beneficial. β-(1,3)-d-glucan with β-(1,6) branches (β-glucan) has been used as a nutritional supplement for many years. In this study, we examined the effect of β-glucan on fecal pellet output and visceral pain response in animal models of IBS. Oral administration of β-glucan suppressed the restraint stress- or drug-induced fecal pellet output. β-Glucan also suppressed the visceral pain response to colorectal distension. These results suggest that β-glucan could be beneficial for the treatment and prevention of IBS.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)444-449
ページ数6
ジャーナルBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
420
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 4月 6
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物理学
  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学

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