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Probiotics was a term first used by Lilly and Stillwell in 1965 to describe microorganisms that confer beneficial properties on other microorganism. Since then, the term has evolved to incorporate any organism that has beneficial impact on another organism. Research into probiotics and their health implications has been extensive. This collection highlights the latest research into probiotics published in Gut Pathogens. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for this collection, please indicate so at the time of submission.

  1. Content type: Research

    The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii is used worldwide as a probiotic to alleviate the effects of several gastrointestinal diseases and control antibiotics-associated diarrhea. While many studies report the probioti...

    Authors: Indu Khatri, Akil Akhtar, Kamaldeep Kaur, Rajul Tomar, Gandham Satyanarayana Prasad, Thirumalai Nallan Chakravarthy Ramya and Srikrishna Subramanian

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:30

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  2. Content type: Review

    The existence of microbe free animals or plants in nature is virtually impossible as they and plants have a certain degree of symbiotic association with microbes. This symbiotic association leads to the format...

    Authors: Yadvir Singh, Javed Ahmad, Javed Musarrat, Nasreen Z Ehtesham and Seyed E Hasnain

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:12

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  3. Content type: Research

    Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis infections are known to exhibit worldwide prevalence with increased morbidity and mortality. The conventional strategies like antibiotic therapy and vaccination have not on...

    Authors: Jugal Kishore Das, Debasmita Mishra, Pratikshya Ray, Prangya Tripathy, Tushar K Beuria, Neera Singh and Mrutyunjay Suar

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:11

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  4. Content type: Review

    Mental health disorders, depression in particular, have been described as a global epidemic. Research suggests that a variety of lifestyle and environmental changes may be driving at least some portion of the ...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:5

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  5. Content type: Review

    Rapid scientific and technological advances have allowed for a more detailed understanding of the relevance of intestinal microbiota, and the entire body-wide microbiome, to human health and well-being. Rodent...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:4

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  6. Content type: Review

    In recent years there has been a renewed interest concerning the ways in which the gastrointestinal tract – its functional integrity and microbial residents – might influence human mood (e.g. depression) and b...

    Authors: Alison C Bested, Alan C Logan and Eva M Selhub

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:3

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  7. Content type: Meeting report

    The role of the gut microbiome in human health and disease with a particular emphasis on therapeutic use of probiotics under specific medical conditions was mainly highlighted in 1st Annual conference of Probi...

    Authors: Sunita Grover, Hogarehalli Mallapa Rashmi, Anil Kumar Srivastava and Virender Kumar Batish

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    Recently, we found that the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) improved indices of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)-induced colitis in mice (Fitzpatrick et al., Gut Pathogens, 2011...

    Authors: Leo R Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S Small, Wallace H Greene, Kelly D Karpa, Sean Farmer and David Keller

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:13

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  9. Content type: Research

    “Quorum sensing” (QS) is the phenomenon which allows single bacterial cells to measure the concentration of bacterial signal molecules. Two principle different QS systems are known, the Autoinducer 1 system (A...

    Authors: Christoph A Jacobi, Stefanie Grundler, Chih-Jen Hsieh, Julia Stefanie Frick, Patrick Adam, Georg Lamprecht, Ingo B Autenrieth, Michael Gregor and Peter Malfertheiner

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:8

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  10. Content type: Meeting report

    Our understanding of the role of the microbiota in our gut and other sites in our body is rapidly emerging and could lead to many new and innovative approaches for health care. The promise of the potential rol...

    Authors: Neerja Hajela, G Balakrish Nair, Philip Abraham and Nirmal K Ganguly

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2012 4:1

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  11. Content type: Research

    Probiotics have beneficial effects in rodent models of Clostridium difficile (C. diffiicle)-induced colitis. The spore forming probiotic strain Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (BC30) has demonstrated anti-inflamm...

    Authors: Leo R Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S Small, Wallace H Greene, Kelly D Karpa and David Keller

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2011 3:16

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  12. Content type: Hypothesis

    The intestinal microbiota plays an important role in immune development and homeostasis. A disturbed microbiota during early infancy is associated with an increased risk of developing inflammatory and allergic...

    Authors: Paul V Licciardi, Sook-San Wong, Mimi LK Tang and Tom C Karagiannis

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2010 2:24

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  13. Content type: Research

    Physiological stressors may alter susceptibility of the host intestinal epithelium to infection by enteric pathogens. In the current study, cytotoxic effect, adhesion and invasion of Salmonella enterica serovar T...

    Authors: Kristin M Burkholder and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:14

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  14. Content type: Research

    Probiotic microorganisms are receiving increasing interest for use in the prevention, treatment, or dietary management of certain diseases, including antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Clostridium difficile is...

    Authors: Pratik Banerjee, Glenn J Merkel and Arun K Bhunia

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:8

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is complex illness of unknown etiology. Among the broad range of symptoms, many patients report disturbances in the emotional realm, the most frequent of which is anxiety. Resear...

    Authors: A Venket Rao, Alison C Bested, Tracey M Beaulne, Martin A Katzman, Christina Iorio, John M Berardi and Alan C Logan

    Citation: Gut Pathogens 2009 1:6

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