An in vitro evaluation of the effect of probiotics and prebiotics on the metabolic profile of human microbiota.

@article{Vitali2012AnIV,
  title={An in vitro evaluation of the effect of probiotics and prebiotics on the metabolic profile of human microbiota.},
  author={Beatrice Vitali and Maurice Ndagijimana and Simone Maccaferri and Elena Biagi and Maria Elisabetta Guerzoni and Patrizia Brigidi},
  journal={Anaerobe},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={386-91}
}
In the current study, batch culture fermentations on fecal samples of 3 healthy individuals were performed to assess the effect of the addition of prebiotics (FOS), probiotics (Bifidobacterium longum Bar33 and Lactobacillus helveticus Bar13) and synbiotics (B. longum Bar33 + L. helveticus Bar13 + FOS) on the fecal metabolic profiles. A total of 84 different metabolites belonging to the families of sulfur compounds, nitrogen compounds, aldehydes, ketones, esters, alcohols, phenols, organic acids… CONTINUE READING