Modulation of intestinal barrier properties by probiotics: role in reversing colitis.

@article{RestaLenert2009ModulationOI,
  title={Modulation of intestinal barrier properties by probiotics: role in reversing colitis.},
  author={Silvia C Resta-Lenert and Kim E Barrett},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1165},
  pages={175-82}
}
Probiotic bacteria, commensals selected for their presumed therapeutic properties when ingested orally, have attracted increasing attention for their possible efficacy in a range of gastrointestinal disorders, including the inflammatory bowel diseases of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Since the barrier properties of the intestinal epithelium are believed to be compromised as a consequence (or perhaps as a cause) of intestinal inflammation, we hypothesized that probiotics might… CONTINUE READING

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