Jeffrey S. Small

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BACKGROUND Probiotics have beneficial effects in rodent models of Clostridium difficile (C. diffiicle)-induced colitis. The spore forming probiotic strain Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (BC30) has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects in vitro. Our goal was to determine if BC30 improved C. difficile-induced colitis in mice. Starting(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, we found that the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) improved indices of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)-induced colitis in mice (Fitzpatrick et al., Gut Pathogens, 2011). Our goal was to determine if BC30 could also prevent the recurrence of C. difficile-induced colitis in mice, following initial(More)
Synthetic triterpenoids inhibit IL-17 and improve autoimmune disease in mice. A prototype triterpenoid, 1-[2-cyano-3-,12-dioxooleana-1,9(11)-dien-28-oyl] imidazole (CDDO-Im), also inhibits signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activation. The goals of our study were twofold: (1) To determine if ex vivo treatment with CDDO-Im attenuated(More)
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