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Title: Adaptation factors of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
Authors: Lebeer, Sarah ×
Vanderleyden, Jozef
De Keersmaecker, Sigrid #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Series Title: Beneficial Microbes vol:1 issue:4 pages:335-342
Abstract: Probiotic bacteria are administered as live micro-organisms to provide a health benefit to the host. Knowledge on adaptation factors that promote the survival and persistence of probiotics in the intestine is key to understand and improve their ecological and probiotic performance. Adaptation factors include adhesins, molecules conferring stress tolerance and nutritional versatility, antimicrobial products against competing microbes, and factors promoting resistance against the host immune system. Here, we present an overview of the current knowledge on adaptation factors of probiotic lactobacilli, with focus on the prototypical and widely documented probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.
ISSN: 1876-2883
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics
× corresponding author
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