Probiotic lactic acid bacteria - the fledgling cuckoos of the gut?

Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease

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Title Probiotic lactic acid bacteria - the fledgling cuckoos of the gut?
 
Creator Berstad, Arnold; Unger-Vetlesen's institute, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital
Raa, Jan; Unger-Vetlesen’s Institute, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo
Midtvedt, Tore; Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Valeur, Jørgen; Unger-Vetlesen’s Institute, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo
 
Subject Intestinal microbiota; probiotics
 
Description It is tempting to look at bacteria from our human egocentric point of view and label them as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. However, a microbial society has its own system of government – ‘microcracy’ – and its own rules of play. Lactic acid bacteria are often referred to as representatives of the good ones, and there is little doubt that those belonging to the normal intestinal flora are beneficial for human health. But we should stop thinking of lactic acid bacteria as always being ‘friendly’ – they may instead behave like fledgling cuckoos.Keywords: bacteriocins; irritable bowel syndrome; lactic acid bacteria; obesity; probiotics(Published: 26 May 2016)Citation: Microbial Ecology in Health & Disease 2016, 27: 31557 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/mehd.v27.31557
 
Publisher Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
 
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Date 2016-05-26
 
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Identifier http://www.microbecolhealthdis.net/index.php/mehd/article/view/31557
10.3402/mehd.v27.31557
 
Source Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease; Vol 27 (2016)
1651-2235
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Arnold Berstad, Jan Raa, Tore Midtvedt, Jørgen Valeur
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