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Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve
There is increasing, but largely indirect, evidence pointing to an effect of commensal gut microbiota on the central nervous system (CNS). However, it is unknown whether lactic acid bacteria such asExpand
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Mast cells
ConclusionsThere is good evidence for mast cell heterogeneity both in the rat model and in the human. The rat and human differ substantially in the characteristics of mast cells found in variousExpand
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Reduced anxiety‐like behavior and central neurochemical change in germ‐free mice
Background  There is increasing interest in the gut‐brain axis and the role intestinal microbiota may play in communication between these two systems. Acquisition of intestinal microbiota in theExpand
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The probiotic Bifidobacteria infantis: An assessment of potential antidepressant properties in the rat.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that probiotics are important to the health of the host. The absence of probiotic bacteria in the gut can have adverse effects not only locally in the gut, butExpand
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Oral treatment with live Lactobacillus reuteri inhibits the allergic airway response in mice.
RATIONALE Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may be effective in the treatment and prevention of atopic disease in children but there have been few reports of therapeutic effects ofExpand
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Mucosal immunity.
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Lactobacillus reuteri-induced regulatory T cells protect against an allergic airway response in mice.
RATIONALE We have previously demonstrated that oral treatment with live Lactobacillus reuteri can attenuate major characteristics of the asthmatic response in a mouse model of allergic airwayExpand
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Live Lactobacillus reuteri Is Essential for the Inhibitory Effect on Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha-Induced Interleukin-8 Expression
ABSTRACT The mechanism of the apparent anti-inflammatory action of probiotic organisms is unclear. Lactobacillus reuteri is effective in inhibiting colitis in interleukin-10 (IL-10)-deficient mice.Expand
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Mast cells are closely apposed to nerves in the human gastrointestinal mucosa.
Mast cell/nerve associations have been recorded in several publications; however, the human gastrointestinal tract has received little attention. Accordingly, mucosal samples from small bowel,Expand
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Bronchus‐ and nasal‐associated lymphoid tissues
Summary:  The bronchus‐associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) and the nasal‐associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) constitute organized lymphoid aggregates that are capable of T‐ and B‐cell responses toExpand
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