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Intestinal permeability – a new target for disease prevention and therapy
Data are accumulating that emphasize the important role of the intestinal barrier and intestinal permeability for health and disease. However, these terms are poorly defined, their assessment is aExpand
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Regulation of tight junction permeability by intestinal bacteria and dietary components.
The human intestinal epithelium is formed by a single layer of epithelial cells that separates the intestinal lumen from the underlying lamina propria. The space between these cells is sealed byExpand
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Mucosal delivery of therapeutic and prophylactic molecules using lactic acid bacteria
Studies of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as delivery vehicles have focused mainly on the development of mucosal vaccines, with much effort being devoted to the generation of genetic tools for antigenExpand
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Interconnection of competence, stress and CiaR regulons in Streptococcus pneumoniae: competence triggers stationary phase autolysis of ciaR mutant cells
Of the 13 two‐component signal transduction systems (TCS) identified in Streptococcus pneumoniae, two, ComDE and CiaRH, are known to affect competence for natural genetic transformation.  ComD andExpand
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Regulation of human epithelial tight junction proteins by Lactobacillus plantarum in vivo and protective effects on the epithelial barrier.
Lactobacillus plantarum, a commensal bacterium of humans, has been proposed to enhance the intestinal barrier, which is compromised in a number of intestinal disorders. To study the effect of L.Expand
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Epithelial crosstalk at the microbiota–mucosal interface
This article provides an overview of how intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) recognize commensals and how they maintain host-bacterial symbiosis. Endocrine, goblet cells, and enterocytes of theExpand
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Campylobacter jejuni gene expression in response to iron limitation and the role of Fur.
Campylobacter jejuni is a zoonotic pathogen and the most common cause of bacterial foodborne diarrhoeal illness worldwide. To establish intestinal colonization prior to either a commensal orExpand
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Immunomodulatory mechanisms of lactobacilli
  • J. Wells
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbial cell factories
  • 30 August 2011
Over the past decade it has become clear that lactobacilli and other probiotic and commensal organisms can interact with mucosal immune cells or epithelial cells lining the mucosa to modulateExpand
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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and human intestinal health.
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is the most abundant bacterium in the human intestinal microbiota of healthy adults, representing more than 5% of the total bacterial population. Over the past fiveExpand
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Mucosal Delivery of Murine Interleukin-2 (IL-2) and IL-6 by Recombinant Strains of Lactococcus lactis Coexpressing Antigen and Cytokine
ABSTRACT Lactococcus lactis is a nonpathogenic and noncolonizing bacterium which is being developed as a vaccine delivery vehicle for immunization by mucosal routes. To determine whether lactococciExpand
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