Bifidobacterial species differentially affect expression of cell surface markers and cytokines of dendritic cells harvested from cord blood.


The gut microbiota may be important in the postnatal development of the immune system and hence may influence the prevalence of atopic diseases. Bifidobacteria are the most numerous bacteria in the guts of infants, and the presence or absence of certain species could be important in determining the geographic incidence of atopic diseases. We compared the… (More)