Xiang-chen Meng

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Two essential requirements for probiotic bifidobacteria are that they be “live” and have “colonization” ability, following FAO/WHO guideline recommendations. The amount of research on the adhesion ability of bifidobacteria compares poorly with that of other probiotic bacteria, such as lactobacilli. The aim of the present study was to determine how(More)
OBJECTIVE Bifidobacteria are one of the predominant bacterial species in the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and play a vital role in the host's health by acting as probiotics. However, how they regulate themselves to adapt to GIT of their host remains unknown. METHODS Eighteen bifidobacterial strains were used to analyze their adaptive capacities(More)
This study proposed a quenching protocol for metabolite analysis of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus. Microbial cells were quenched with 60% methanol/water, 80% methanol/glycerol, or 80% methanol/water. The effect of the quenching process was assessed by the optical density (OD)-based method, flow cytometry, and gas chromatography-mass(More)
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