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Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Therefore, probiotic strains should be able to survive passage through the human(More)
The mucosal immune system is uniquely adapted to elicit immune responses against pathogens but also to induce tolerogenic responses to harmless antigens. In mice, nasal application of ovalbumin (OVA)(More)
The rationale for the use of probiotics in the management of infectious diseases is supported by their potential to influence and stabilize the composition of gut microbiota, enhance colonization(More)
Feeding of proteins causes peripheral T-cell tolerance, as revealed by reduced delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactivity after immunization. Using ovalbumin-fed mice, we studied whether(More)
BACKGROUND Supplementation of nutritional deficiencies helps to improve immune function and resistance to infections in malnourished subjects. However, the suggested benefits of dietary(More)