Medical Gas Research

REVIEW
Year
: 2023  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108--111

The overlooked benefits of hydrogen-producing bacteria


Yusuke Ichikawa1, Haru Yamamoto2, Shin-ichi Hirano4, Bunpei Sato1, Yoshiyasu Takefuji3, Fumitake Satoh1 
1 MiZ Company Limited, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; MiZ Inc., Newark, CA, USA, Japan
2 MiZ Inc., Newark; Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
3 Data Science, Musashino University; Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Yusuke Ichikawa
MiZ Company Limited, Kamakura, Kanagawa; MiZ Inc., Newark, CA
Japan

Intestinal bacteria can be classified into “beneficial bacteria” and “harmful bacteria.” However, it is difficult to explain the mechanisms that make “beneficial bacteria” truly beneficial to human health. This issue can be addressed by focusing on hydrogen-producing bacteria in the intestines. Although it is widely known that molecular hydrogen can react with hydroxyl radicals, generated in the mitochondria, to protect cells from oxidative stress, the beneficial effects of hydrogen are not fully pervasive because it is not generally thought to be metabolized in vivo. In recent years, it has become clear that there is a close relationship between the amount of hydrogen produced by intestinal bacteria and various diseases, and this report discusses this relationship.


How to cite this article:
Ichikawa Y, Yamamoto H, Hirano Si, Sato B, Takefuji Y, Satoh F. The overlooked benefits of hydrogen-producing bacteria.Med Gas Res 2023;13:108-111


How to cite this URL:
Ichikawa Y, Yamamoto H, Hirano Si, Sato B, Takefuji Y, Satoh F. The overlooked benefits of hydrogen-producing bacteria. Med Gas Res [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];13:108-111
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