Strains of bacteria and pharmaceutical composition containing one or more of such strains and use of same for preventing and treating diseases associated with or caused by altered metabolism of bile acids

  • US 6,225,104 B1
  • Filed: 03/07/1997
  • Issued: 05/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A biologically pure gram-positive bacteria strain characterized by exhibiting:

  • (a) a 7α

    -dehydroxylase activity of less than 50%, and (b) a bile acid deconjugation activity of less than 50%, and belonging to a species selected from Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus, wherein said strain modifies bile acid metabolism.

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