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
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

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% N2-10% CO2-10% H2
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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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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