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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Gastro Intestinal Infection
and you are
between 18 and 65
years old
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The purpose

The design of this study conforms to a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over design. The objective of the study is to assess the effect of three probiotics (Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1, Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104448, and Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104450) on intestinal epithelial permeability and the immune system, in at least 8 healthy subject. The effect of the three different probiotics and a placebo will be assessed on every subject in random sequence. Prior to the start of a 7-days supplementation period (one of the three probiotic supplements or placebo), blood samples will be obtained and small intestinal permeability will be assessed by measuring the urinary extraction ratios of ingested water-soluble, non-degradable test probes, with and without indomethacin challenge (to compromise the gut). After each supplementation period the gut will be stressed again by the indomethacin protocol, followed by measurement of small intestinal permeability, whereupon blood samples will be taken and duodenal tissue samples will be obtained by standard gastroduodenoscopy. Each supplementation period will start 1 month after finishing the pervious test episode, in randomized sequence. The primary objective of this study is to assess the effects of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1, Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104448, and Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104450 on intestinal epithelial permeability. Secondary objectives are to assess the effects on immune modulation, gene expression of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, small intestine epithelial gene regulation and tight junction proteins modulation, infiltration of immune cells in intestinal mucosa and immune markers in blood plasma. The investigators hypothesize that Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1, Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104448, and Lactobacillus plantarum CIP104450 will, each separately, significantly affect the innate immune system and intestinal permeability in humans.

Provided treatments

  • : Probiotics

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01456767. The sponsor of the trial is Maastricht University Medical Center and it is looking for 10 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Effects of Oral Administration of Lactobacillus Plantarum WCFS1, Lactobacillus Plantarum CIP104448, and Lactobacillus Plantarum CIP104450 on Small Intestinal Mucosa and Barrier Function