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Book Title

Prebiotics and Probiotics - Potential Benefits in Nutrition and Health

Editor(s)

Elena Franco-Robles & Joel Ramírez-Emiliano

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Bacterial pathogens have developed exquisite virulence mechanisms to survive in the host cells. These virulence mechanisms help them bind and internalize into host cells, replicate, and evade the host immune response. The mammalian host itself has developed its own repertoire of weapons to prevent this from happening. One important component of host response in preventing infections in the gut lumen is the diverse commensal microbiota present. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota has been implicated in the development of many gastrointestinal diseases. A potential therapeutic pathway to solve these diseases would be by providing probiotics and/or prebiotics to help stimulate growth of the beneficial commensal bacteria. Here, we will present evidence of commensal microbiota imbalance in the development of disease as well as potential therapies to restore gut harmony.

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ISBN

978-1-78985-922-5

DOI

10.5772/intechopen.89052

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Publisher

InTech Publishers

City

London, England, UK

First Page

182

Last Page

205

Keywords

probiotics, bacterial infections, prebiotics, microbiota, therapeutics

Disciplines

Biology

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Christina C. Tam, Kirkwood M. Land and Luisa W. Cheng (October 3rd 2019). Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Bacterial Infections, Prebiotics and Probiotics - Potential Benefits in Nutrition and Health, Elena Franco-Robles and Joel Ramírez-Emiliano, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.89052. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/prebiotics-and-probiotics-potential-benefits-in-nutrition-and-health/prebiotics-probiotics-and-bacterial-infections

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