Sandrine Graff

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Although probiotics are of a major potential therapeutic interest, their efficacy is usually limited by poor bioavailability of viable microorganisms on site. The aim of this study was to protect the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii from degradation in order to ensure a greater number of viable yeast in the colon. Alginate microspheres coated with or not(More)
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic with proven health benefits. However its survival is challenged by gastrointestinal transit, and a ratio between 1 and 3% of living yeast is recovered in the feces after oral administration. The aim of the study was to determine to what extent the yeast was sensitive to gastrointestinal pH conditions. Therefore we(More)
Saccharomyces boulardii is a nonpathogenic yeast with proven health benefits, some of them depending on its viability. However, the living yeast is sensitive to environmental conditions and its viability is less than 1% in the faeces after oral administration. Therefore, we assessed the survival conditions of S. boulardii in aqueous suspension and in its(More)
A standardized agar dilution susceptibility testing method was developed for Campylobacter that consisted of testing on Mueller-Hinton medium supplemented with 5% defibrinated sheep blood in an atmosphere of 10% CO2, 5% O2, and 85% N2. Campylobacter jejuni ATCC 33560 was identified as a quality-control (QC) strain. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) QC(More)
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