Arabinoxylans and inulin differentially modulate the mucosal and luminal gut microbiota and mucin-degradation in humanized rats.

@article{Abbeele2011ArabinoxylansAI,
  title={Arabinoxylans and inulin differentially modulate the mucosal and luminal gut microbiota and mucin-degradation in humanized rats.},
  author={Pieter van den Abbeele and Philippe G{\'e}rard and Sylvie Rabot and Aur{\'e}lia Bruneau and Sahar El Aidy and Muriel Derrien and Michiel Kleerebezem and Erwin G. Zoetendal and Hauke Smidt and Willy Verstraete and Tom Richard Van de Wiele and Sam Possemiers},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={2667-80}
}
The endogenous gut microbiota affects the host in many ways. Prebiotics should favour beneficial intestinal microbes and thus improve host health. In this study, we investigated how a novel class of potential prebiotic long-chain arabinoxylans (LC-AX) and the well-established prebiotic inulin (IN) modulate the gut microbiota of humanized rats. Six weeks after axenic rats were inoculated with a human faecal microbiota, their colonic microbiota was similar to this inoculum (∼ 70%), whereas their… CONTINUE READING