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Gut microbiota composition correlates with diet and health in the elderly
Alterations in intestinal microbiota composition are associated with several chronic conditions, including obesity and inflammatory diseases. The microbiota of older people displays greaterExpand
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Genomics of Actinobacteria: Tracing the Evolutionary History of an Ancient Phylum
SUMMARY Actinobacteria constitute one of the largest phyla among Bacteria and represent gram-positive bacteria with a high G+C content in their DNA. This bacterial group includes microorganismsExpand
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Food fermentations: role of microorganisms in food production and preservation.
Preservation of foods by fermentation is a widely practiced and ancient technology. Fermentation ensures not only increased shelf life and microbiological safety of a food but also may also make someExpand
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Fatty acids from fish: the anti-inflammatory potential of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-6 (n-6) and omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are precursors of potent lipid mediators, termed eicosanoids, which play an important role in the regulation of inflammation.Expand
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Comparative Survival Rates of Human-Derived ProbioticLactobacillus paracasei and L. salivariusStrains during Heat Treatment and Spray Drying
ABSTRACT Spray drying of skim milk was evaluated as a means of preservingLactobacillus paracasei NFBC 338 and Lactobacillus salivarius UCC 118, which are human-derived strains with probioticExpand
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Evaluation of a Cocktail of Three Bacteriophages for Biocontrol of Escherichia coli O157:H7
ABSTRACT Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an endemic pathogen causing a variety of human diseases including mild diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and thrombotic thrombocytopenicExpand
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Comparative survival of probiotic lactobacilli spray-dried in the presence of prebiotic substances.
AIMS Probiotic milk-based formulations were spray-dried with various combinations of prebiotic substances in an effort to generate synbiotic powder products. METHODS AND RESULTS To examine theExpand
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Genome sequence of Lactobacillus helveticus, an organism distinguished by selective gene loss and insertion sequence element expansion.
Mobile genetic elements are major contributing factors to the generation of genetic diversity in prokaryotic organisms. For example, insertion sequence (IS) elements have been shown to specificallyExpand
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The complex microbiota of raw milk.
Here, we review what is known about the microorganisms present in raw milk, including milk from cows, sheep, goats and humans. Milk, due to its high nutritional content, can support a richExpand
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Carbohydrate metabolism in Bifidobacteria
Members of the genus Bifidobacterium can be found as components of the gastrointestinal microbiota, and are believed to play an important role in maintaining and promoting human health by eliciting aExpand
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