Influence of resistant starch on the SCFA production and cell counts of butyrate-producing Eubacterium spp. in the human intestine.

@article{Schwiertz2002InfluenceOR,
  title={Influence of resistant starch on the SCFA production and cell counts of butyrate-producing Eubacterium spp. in the human intestine.},
  author={Andreas Schwiertz and Ulrich Lehmann and Gisela Jacobasch and Michael Blaut},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={157-62}
}
AIMS The genus Eubacterium, which is the second most common genus in the human intestine, includes several known butyrate producers. We hypothesized that Eubacterium species play a role in the intestinal butyrate production and are inducible by resistant starch. METHODS AND RESULTS In a human pilot study species-specific and group-specific 16S rRNA-targeted, Cy3 (indocarbocyanine)-labelled oligonucleotide probes were used to quantify butyrogenic species of the genera Eubacterium, Clostridium… CONTINUE READING