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Summary of probiotics effects on epithelial barrier function in vitro and in vivo

  title={Summary of probiotics effects on epithelial barrier function in vitro and in vivo},
  author={Christina L Ohland and Wallace K. MacNaughton},
Ohland CL, MacNaughton WK. Probiotic bacteria and intestinal epithelial barrier function. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 298: G807–G819, 2010. First published March 18, 2010; doi:10.1152/ajpgi.00243.2009.—The intestinal tract is a diverse microenvironment where more than 500 species of bacteria thrive. A single layer of epithelium is all that separates these commensal microorganisms and pathogens from the underlying immune cells, and thus epithelial barrier function is a key component… 

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