Nutrients 2021 Mar 22;13(3). Epub 2021 Mar 22.
Centre of Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 2AT, UK.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs commonly, is difficult to treat, and frequently recurs. Bovine colostrum (BC) and chicken eggs contain immunoglobulins and other components that possess antimicrobial, immunoregulatory, and growth factor activities; however, it is not known if they have the ability to reduce injury caused by the presence of bacteria associated with SIBO (, , , , , , and ) and infectious diarrhea (enteropathogenic , ). We examined the effects of BC, egg, or the combination, on bacterial growth and bacteria-induced changes in transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and bacterial translocation across confluent Caco-2 monolayers. Read More