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The intestinal microbiota affect central levels of brain-derived neurotropic factor and behavior in mice.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Alterations in the microbial composition of the gastrointestinal tract (dysbiosis) are believed to contribute to inflammatory and functional bowel disorders and psychiatricExpand
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The anxiolytic effect of Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 involves vagal pathways for gut-brain communication.
BACKGROUND The probiotic Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 normalizes anxiety-like behavior and hippocampal brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in mice with infectious colitis. Using a model ofExpand
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The interplay between the intestinal microbiota and the brain
The intestinal microbiota consists of a vast bacterial community that resides primarily in the lower gut and lives in a symbiotic relationship with the host. A bidirectional neurohumoralExpand
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Chronic gastrointestinal inflammation induces anxiety-like behavior and alters central nervous system biochemistry in mice.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Clinical and preclinical studies have associated gastrointestinal inflammation and infection with altered behavior. We investigated whether chronic gut inflammation alters behaviorExpand
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Specific probiotic therapy attenuates antibiotic induced visceral hypersensitivity in mice
Background and aim: Abdominal pain and discomfort are common symptoms in functional disorders and are attributed to visceral hypersensitivity. These symptoms fluctuate over time but the basis forExpand
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Proton pump inhibitors exacerbate NSAID-induced small intestinal injury by inducing dysbiosis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used classes of drugs, with the former frequently coprescribed to reduceExpand
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FODMAPs alter symptoms and the metabolome of patients with IBS: a randomised controlled trial
Objective To gain mechanistic insights, we compared effects of low fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) and high FODMAP diets on symptoms, theExpand
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Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 Reduces Depression Scores and Alters Brain Activity: A Pilot Study in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Probiotics can reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but little is known about their effects on psychiatric comorbidities. We performed a prospective study to evaluateExpand
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The intestinal microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics in neurogastroenterology
The brain-gut axis allows bidirectional communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and the enteric nervous system (ENS), linking emotional and cognitive centers of the brain withExpand
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Is irritable bowel syndrome a low-grade inflammatory bowel disease?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is multifactorial in its etiology and heterogeneous in its clinical presentation and pathogenesis. It is recognized that inflammation plays an important role in symptomExpand
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