The mechanism of action of probiotics.

@article{Boirivant2007TheMO,
  title={The mechanism of action of probiotics.},
  author={Monica Boirivant and Warren Strober},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={679-92}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Probiotics are a heterogeneous group of nonpathologic bacteria that are functionally defined by their ability to allay inflammation when introduced into the inflamed intestine. The purpose of this review is to discuss recent data bearing on the possible mechanisms of action of these bacteria, with a particular focus on the relation of these mechanisms to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, their main arena of use. RECENT FINDINGS Studies of probiotic activity in… CONTINUE READING

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Studies of probiotic activity in recent years provide evidence that probiotics counter experimental and human gastrointestinal inflammation ( human inflammatory bowel disease ) by their effects on epithelial cell function , including epithelial cell barrier function , epithelial cytokine secretion , and their antibacterial effects relating to colonization of the epithelial layer .
Studies of probiotic activity in recent years provide evidence that probiotics counter experimental and human gastrointestinal inflammation ( human inflammatory bowel disease ) by their effects on epithelial cell function , including epithelial cell barrier function , epithelial cytokine secretion , and their antibacterial effects relating to colonization of the epithelial layer .
Studies of probiotic activity in recent years provide evidence that probiotics counter experimental and human gastrointestinal inflammation ( human inflammatory bowel disease ) by their effects on epithelial cell function , including epithelial cell barrier function , epithelial cytokine secretion , and their antibacterial effects relating to colonization of the epithelial layer .
Studies of probiotic activity in recent years provide evidence that probiotics counter experimental and human gastrointestinal inflammation ( human inflammatory bowel disease ) by their effects on epithelial cell function , including epithelial cell barrier function , epithelial cytokine secretion , and their antibacterial effects relating to colonization of the epithelial layer .
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