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Diversity of Bifidobacteria within the Infant Gut Microbiota
Background The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) represents one of the most densely populated microbial ecosystems studied to date. Although this microbial consortium has been recognized to have aExpand
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Mother-to-Infant Microbial Transmission from Different Body Sites Shapes the Developing Infant Gut Microbiome
Summary The acquisition and development of the infant microbiome are key to establishing a healthy host-microbiome symbiosis. The maternal microbial reservoir is thought to play a crucial role inExpand
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Genome-scale analyses of health-promoting bacteria: probiogenomics
The human body is colonized by an enormous population of bacteria (microbiota) that provides the host with coding capacity and metabolic activities. Among the human gut microbiota areExpand
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The First Microbial Colonizers of the Human Gut: Composition, Activities, and Health Implications of the Infant Gut Microbiota
SUMMARY The human gut microbiota is engaged in multiple interactions affecting host health during the host's entire life span. Microbes colonize the neonatal gut immediately following birth. TheExpand
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Genome analysis of Bifidobacterium bifidum PRL2010 reveals metabolic pathways for host-derived glycan foraging
The human intestine is densely populated by a microbial consortium whose metabolic activities are influenced by, among others, bifidobacteria. However, the genetic basis of adaptation ofExpand
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Intestinal Dysbiosis Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
ABSTRACT Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the prototypical systemic autoimmune disease in humans and is characterized by the presence of hyperactive immune cells and aberrant antibody responsesExpand
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Gut microbiota composition and Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized elderly individuals: a metagenomic study
The gut microbiota composition of elderly hospitalized patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) exposed to previous antibiotic treatment is still poorly investigated. The aim of this studyExpand
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Stress Physiology of Lactic Acid Bacteria
SUMMARY Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are important starter, commensal, or pathogenic microorganisms. The stress physiology of LAB has been studied in depth for over 2 decades, fueled mostly by theExpand
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Bifidobacteria exhibit social behavior through carbohydrate resource sharing in the gut
Bifidobacteria are common and frequently dominant members of the gut microbiota of many animals, including mammals and insects. Carbohydrates are considered key carbon sources for the gut microbiota,Expand
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Exploring the Diversity of the Bifidobacterial Population in the Human Intestinal Tract
ABSTRACT Although the health-promoting roles of bifidobacteria are widely accepted, the diversity of bifidobacteria among the human intestinal microbiota is still poorly understood. We performed aExpand
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