Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics are today frequently used components for the elaboration of functional food. Currently, most of the commercialized probiotics are limited to a few strains of the genera Bifidobacteria, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus, most of which produce exopolysaccharides (EPS). This suggests that the beneficial properties of these microorganisms may be related to the biological activities of these biopolymers. In this work we report that a 2-substituted-(1,3)-β-D-glucan of non-dairy bacterial origin has aprebiotic effect on three probiotic strains. Moreover, the presence of this β-D-glucan potentiates in vitro adhesion of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 to human intestinal epithelial cells.

Beta-Glucans Improve Growth, Viability and Colonization Ability of Probiotic Microorganisms / P. Russo, L. Paloma, V. Capozzi, P. Pilar Fernández De, D. Maria Teresa, G. Spano, D. Fiocco. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1422-0067. - 13:5(2012 May 18), pp. 6026-6039. [10.3390/ijms13056026]

Beta-Glucans Improve Growth, Viability and Colonization Ability of Probiotic Microorganisms

P. Russo
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2012

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Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics are today frequently used components for the elaboration of functional food. Currently, most of the commercialized probiotics are limited to a few strains of the genera Bifidobacteria, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus, most of which produce exopolysaccharides (EPS). This suggests that the beneficial properties of these microorganisms may be related to the biological activities of these biopolymers. In this work we report that a 2-substituted-(1,3)-β-D-glucan of non-dairy bacterial origin has aprebiotic effect on three probiotic strains. Moreover, the presence of this β-D-glucan potentiates in vitro adhesion of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1 to human intestinal epithelial cells.
β-glucans; Lactobacillus plantarum; Prebiotics; Probiotics
Settore AGR/16 - Microbiologia Agraria
18-mag-2012
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