Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics: impact on the gut immune system and allergic reactions.

@article{Gourbeyre2011ProbioticsPA,
  title={Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics: impact on the gut immune system and allergic reactions.},
  author={Pascal Gourbeyre and Sandra Denery and Marie Bodinier},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          685-95
        }
}
Probiotics and prebiotics, alone or together (synbiotics), can influence the intestinal microbiota and modulate the immune response. They may therefore be tools that can prevent or alleviate certain pathologies involving the gut immune system, such as allergies for which no treatment is yet available. This review focuses first on the definitions of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics and key cells in the gut immune system. It then discusses their effects on mucosal immune stimulation… CONTINUE READING

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