Bifidobacterium longum Reuter (ATCC® BAA-999)

Strain Designations: BB536  /  Type Strain: no  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Strain Designations BB536
Probiotic strain
Feces, healthy human female baby, June, 1969
Type Strain no
Biosafety Level 1
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain no
Medium ATCC® Medium 1490: Modified chopped meat medium
ATCC® Medium 260: Trypticase soy agar/broth with defibrinated sheep blood
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Atmosphere: Anaerobic gas mixture, 80% N2-20% CO2
Name of Depositor T Yaeshima, S Shimamura
Special Collection ATCC
Chain of Custody
T Yaeshima
S Shimamura
Feces, healthy human female baby, June, 1969

Kulkarni N, Reddy BS. Inhibitory effect of Bifidobacterium longum cultures on the azoxymethane-induced aberrant crypt foci formation and fecal bacterial beta-glucuronidase. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 207: 278-283, 1994. PubMed: 7800683

Yaeshima T, et al. Effect of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium longum BB536 on the intestinal environment, fecal characteristics and defecation frequency: a comparison with standard yogurt. Biosci. Microflora 16: 73-77, 1997.

Yamazaki S, et al. Immunological responses to monoassociated Bifidobacterium longum and their relation to prevention of bacterial invasion. Immunology 56: 43-50, 1985. PubMed: 4043995

Reddy RB, Rivenson A. Inhibitory effect of Bifidobacterium longum on colon, mammary, and liver carcinogenesis induced by 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline, a food mutagen. Cancer Res. 53: 3914-3918, 1993. PubMed: 8358717

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