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Food microbiology: Bacteriocins: developing innate immunity for food
Bacteriocins are bacterially produced antimicrobial peptides with narrow or broad host ranges. Many bacteriocins are produced by food-grade lactic acid bacteria, a phenomenon which offers foodExpand
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Bacteriocins — a viable alternative to antibiotics?
Solutions are urgently required for the growing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bacteriocins, which are antimicrobial peptides produced by certain bacteria, mightExpand
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γ‐Aminobutyric acid production by culturable bacteria from the human intestine
To assess the ability of human intestinally derived strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium to produce γ‐aminobutyric acid (GABA).
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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 Analysis of Pyrosequencing and a Phylogenetic Microarray for Exploring Microbial Community Structures in the Human Distal Intestine
Background Variations in the composition of the human intestinal microbiota are linked to diverse health conditions. High-throughput molecular technologies have recently elucidated microbialExpand
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Composition, variability, and temporal stability of the intestinal microbiota of the elderly
Alterations in the human intestinal microbiota are linked to conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and obesity. The microbiota also undergoes substantial changesExpand
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Preservation and fermentation: past, present and future.
Preservation of food and beverages resulting from fermentation has been an effective form of extending the shelf-life of foods for millennia. Traditionally, foods were preserved through naturallyExpand
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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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The composition of the gut microbiota throughout life, with an emphasis on early life
Abstract The intestinal microbiota has become a relevant aspect of human health. Microbial colonization runs in parallel with immune system maturation and plays a role in intestinal physiology andExpand
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Exercise and associated dietary extremes impact on gut microbial diversity
Objective The commensal microbiota, host immunity and metabolism participate in a signalling network, with diet influencing each component of this triad. In addition to diet, many elements of aExpand
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