Understanding the mechanisms by which probiotics inhibit gastrointestinal pathogens.

@article{Corr2009UnderstandingTM,
  title={Understanding the mechanisms by which probiotics inhibit gastrointestinal pathogens.},
  author={Sin{\'e}ad C. Corr and C. Ray Hill and Cormac G. M. Gahan},
  journal={Advances in food and nutrition research},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={1-15}
}
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of probiotic bacteria for the maintenance of general gastrointestinal health and the prevention or treatment of intestinal infections. Whilst probiotics are documented to reduce or prevent specific infectious diseases of the GI tract, the mechanistic basis of this effect remains unclear. It is likely that diverse modes-of-action contribute to inhibition of pathogens in the gut environment and proposed mechanisms include (i) direct… CONTINUE READING