Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325628
Title:
Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria
Authors:
Bottacini, Francesca; Ventura, Marco; Sinderen, Douwe; Motherway, Mary OC
Citation:
Bottacini F et al. Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria. Microbial Cell Factories. 2014 Aug 29;13(Suppl 1):S4
Journal:
Microbial cell factories
Issue Date:
29-Aug-2014
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2859-13-S1-S4; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/325628
Abstract:
Abstract The human gastrointestinal tract represents an environment which is a densely populated home for a microbiota that has evolved to positively contribute to host health. At birth the essentially sterile gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is rapidly colonized by microorganisms that originate from the mother and the surrounding environment. Within a short timeframe a microbiota establishes within the (breastfed) infant's GIT where bifidobacteria are among the dominant members, although their numerical dominance disappears following weaning. The numerous health benefits associated with bifidobacteria, and the consequent commercial relevance resulting from their incorporation into functional foods, has led to intensified research aimed at the molecular understanding of claimed probiotic attributes of this genus. In this review we provide the current status on the diversity and ecology of bifidobacteria. In addition, we will discuss the molecular mechanisms that allow this intriguing group of bacteria to colonize and persist in the GIT, so as to facilitate interaction with its host.
Language:
en
Keywords:
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Local subject classification:
GASTROENTEROLOGY; MICROBIOLOGY

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorBottacini, Francescaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVentura, Marcoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinderen, Douween_GB
dc.contributor.authorMotherway, Mary OCen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-02T09:02:32Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-02T09:02:32Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-29-
dc.identifier.citationBottacini F et al. Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria. Microbial Cell Factories. 2014 Aug 29;13(Suppl 1):S4en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1475-2859-13-S1-S4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/325628-
dc.description.abstractAbstract The human gastrointestinal tract represents an environment which is a densely populated home for a microbiota that has evolved to positively contribute to host health. At birth the essentially sterile gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is rapidly colonized by microorganisms that originate from the mother and the surrounding environment. Within a short timeframe a microbiota establishes within the (breastfed) infant's GIT where bifidobacteria are among the dominant members, although their numerical dominance disappears following weaning. The numerous health benefits associated with bifidobacteria, and the consequent commercial relevance resulting from their incorporation into functional foods, has led to intensified research aimed at the molecular understanding of claimed probiotic attributes of this genus. In this review we provide the current status on the diversity and ecology of bifidobacteria. In addition, we will discuss the molecular mechanisms that allow this intriguing group of bacteria to colonize and persist in the GIT, so as to facilitate interaction with its host.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBIOMEDICAL SCIENCEen_GB
dc.subject.otherGASTROENTEROLOGYen_GB
dc.subject.otherMICROBIOLOGYen_GB
dc.titleDiversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteriaen_GB
dc.identifier.journalMicrobial cell factoriesen_GB
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderFrancesca Bottacini et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2014-08-29T11:03:40Z-
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