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Nano Selenium-Enriched Probiotics as Functional Food Products against Cadmium Liver Toxicity.

Materials (Basel) 2021 Apr 27;14(9). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

"Aurel Ardelean" Institute of Life Sciences, Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, 86 Liviu Rebreanu St., 310414 Arad, Romania.

Since cadmium is a toxic metal that can cause serious health problems for humans, it is necessary to find bioremediation solutions to reduce its harmful effects. The main goal of our work was to develop a functional food based on elemental selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) obtained by green synthesis using and to validate their ability to annihilate the hepatic toxic effects induced by cadmium. The characterization of SeNPs was assessed by UV-Vis spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD, DLS and TEM. Read More

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Potential Immunomodulatory Effects from Consumption of Nutrients in Whole Foods and Supplements on the Frequency and Course of Infection: Preliminary Results.

Nutrients 2021 Apr 1;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Centre for Innovative Research in Medical and Natural Sciences, College for Medical Sciences, University of Rzeszow, Warzywna 1A, 35-310 Rzeszów, Poland.

A diet rich in nutrients should be implemented in order to boost the immune system and prevent infections. To investigate which nutrients are commonly consumed, an anonymous survey was given to 120 individuals and their responses were collected. The respondents answered questions relating to their health status, and their consumption of nutrients and supplements that produce immunomodulating effects. Read More

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Redox biomarkers in dietary interventions and nutritional observation studies - From new insights to old problems.

Redox Biol 2021 May 3;41:101922. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

Department of Molecular Toxicology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), 14558, Nuthetal, Germany; Food4Future (F4F), c/o Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, 14979, Grossbeeren, Germany; NutriAct-Competence Cluster Nutrition Research Berlin-Potsdam, 14558, Nuthetal, Germany. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this review is to give an overview on recently published articles investigating the associations of diet and dietary interventions with biomarkers of oxidative stress with special emphasis on different categories of redox biomarkers.

Findings: Intervention and observational studies both in healthy participants and patients that investigated associations of dietary habits, foodstuffs or isolated nutrients with biomarkers of oxidative stress were included in this review. Recently published observation studies confirm the inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and oxidative stress markers. Read More

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Novel and Controversial Therapies in COVID-19.

Open Respir Med J 2020 31;14:79-86. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine & Pharmacology, Texas A&M University, TX, USA.

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which has led scientists all over the world to push for the identification of novel therapies for COVID-19. The lack of a vaccine and specific treatment has led to a surge of novel therapies and their publicity in recent times. Under these unprecedented circumstances, a myriad of drugs used for other diseases is being evaluated and repositioned to treat COVID-19 (example- Remdesivir, Baricitinib). Read More

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December 2020

Safety and Efficacy of Probiotic Supplementation in Reducing the Incidence of Infections and Modulating Inflammation in the Elderly with Feeding Tubes: A Pilot, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study, "IntegPRO".

Nutrients 2021 Jan 27;13(2). Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Ex Medical Direction, Errekappa Euroterapici S.p.A., Via Ciro Menotti 1/A, 20129 Milan, Italy.

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed in a sample of geriatric patients treated with home enteral nutrition (HEN) to analyze the efficacy of a probiotic supplement Proxian, which contains LP01 (LMG P-21021), Lb26 (DSM 16341), subsp. BS01 (LMG P-21384), and is enriched with zinc (Zn) and selenium (Se), in reducing the incidence of infections and modulating inflammation. Thirty-two subjects were enrolled (mean age 79. Read More

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January 2021

Management and Feeding Strategies in Early Life to Increase Piglet Performance and Welfare around Weaning: A Review.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Jan 25;11(2). Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Animal Nutrition and Welfare Service, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain.

The performance of piglets in nurseries may vary depending on body weight, age at weaning, management, and pathogenic load in the pig facilities. The early events in a pig's life are very important and may have long lasting consequences, since growth lag involves a significant cost to the system due to reduced market weights and increased barn occupancy. The present review evidences that there are several strategies that can be used to improve the performance and welfare of pigs at weaning. Read More

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January 2021

[The development and experimental evaluation of the effectiveness of a new specialized food based on dried mare's milk during exercise].

Vopr Pitan 2020;89(6):91-103. Epub 2020 Nov 20.

Almaty Technological University, 050012, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.

The development and implementation of effective means to improve performance, endurance, rapid recovery of the body after physical exertion and, ultimately, improve athletic performance are still relevant. of the work was to develop a new specialized product based on dry mare's milk, as well as to evaluate its effectiveness on an experimental model of physical activity. . Read More

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November 2020

The Effects of Probiotic and Selenium Co-supplementation on Clinical and Metabolic Scales in Chronic Schizophrenia: a Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2021 Jan 6. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Clinical Research Development Unit-Matini/Kargarnejad Hospital, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR, Iran.

This study evaluated the effects of probiotic and selenium co-supplementation on clinical and metabolic symptoms in patients with chronic schizophrenia. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 people with chronic schizophrenia to receive either 8 × 10 CFU/day probiotic plus 200 μg/day selenium (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) for 12 weeks. Probiotic and selenium co-supplementation resulted in a significant improvement in the general Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) score (β - 1. Read More

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January 2021

Strategies to Improve Meat Products' Quality.

Foods 2020 Dec 17;9(12). Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection, "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, 310330 Arad, Romania.

Meat products represent an important component of the human diet, their consumption registering a global increase over the last few years. These foodstuffs constitute a good source of energy and some nutrients, such as essential amino acids, high biological value proteins, minerals like iron, zinc, selenium, manganese and B-complex vitamins, especially vitamin B12. On the other hand, nutritionists have associated high consumption of processed meat with an increased risk of several diseases. Read More

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December 2020

A New Approach for the Production of Selenium-Enriched and Probiotic Yeast Biomass from Agro-Industrial by-Products in a Stirred-Tank Bioreactor.

Metabolites 2020 Dec 13;10(12). Epub 2020 Dec 13.

Engineering School of Lorena, University of São Paulo, Lorena 12.602-810, SP, Brazil.

The production of biomolecules using agro-industrial by-products as feedstock is a growing trend worldwide. Selenium (Se) is a trace element essential for health, and the Se-enrichment of yeast biomass can enhance its benefits. This study investigated the feasibility of the production of Se-enriched biomass using a medium composed of corn bran and soybean bran acid hydrolysates as carbon and nitrogen sources in a stirred-tank reactor. Read More

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December 2020

Optimization of Fermentation Process for Selenium Enrichment as Organic Selenium Source.

Front Nutr 2020 5;7:543873. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

National R&D Center for Se-rich Agricultural Products Processing, College of Food Science and Engineering, Wuhan Polytechnic University, Wuhan, China.

Selenium is an essential trace element and micronutrient for human health. Application of organic selenium in plants and microorganisms as trace element supplement is attracting more and more attention. In this study, , an important probiotic, was used for selenium enrichment with sodium selenite as selenium source. Read More

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November 2020

Hepatoprotective Effects of Selenium-Enriched Probiotics Supplementation on Heat-Stressed Wistar Rat Through Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2020 Nov 7. Epub 2020 Nov 7.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, China.

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of selenium-enriched probiotics on the liver of heat-stressed Wistar rats. Ten-week-old male rats were assigned to four groups: control (Con); high temperature (HT); high temperature plus probiotics (HT + P: 10 CFU/mL Lactobacillus acidophilus and 10 CFU/mL Saccharomyces cerevisiae); or high temperature plus selenium-enriched probiotics (HT + SeP: 0.3 mg/kg Se, 10 CFU/mL L. Read More

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November 2020

Immune-Boosting, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Food Supplements Targeting Pathogenesis of COVID-19.

Front Immunol 2020 7;11:570122. Epub 2020 Oct 7.

Department of Biochemistry, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, India.

The COVID-19 is an acute and contagious disease characterized by pneumonia and ARDS. The disease is caused by SARS-CoV-2, which belongs to the family of along with MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-1. The virus has the positive-sense RNA as its genome encoding for ~26 proteins that work together for the virus survival, replication, and spread in the host. Read More

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November 2020

Effects of Selenium- and Zinc-Enriched SeZi on Antioxidant Capacities and Gut Microbiome in an ICR Mouse Model.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2020 Oct 21;9(10). Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Department of Food and Nutrition, Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea.

Selenium and zinc are essential trace minerals for humans with various biological functions. In this study, selenium- and zinc-tolerant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates were screened out from human fecal samples. Amongst three hundred LAB isolates, the SeZi strain displayed the tolerance against selenium and zinc with the greatest biomass production and bioaccumulation of selenium and zinc. Read More

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October 2020

Effects of Dietary Supplementation with κ-Selenocarrageenan on the Selenium Accumulation and Intestinal Microbiota of the Sea Cucumbers Apostichopus japonicus.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2020 Sep 24. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Key Laboratory of Marine Eco-Environmental Science and Technology, The First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Qingdao, 266061, China.

A 30-day feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effect of κ-selenocarrageenan on the growth performance, selenium accumulation, antioxidant capacity, and intestinal microbiota of sea cucumbers Apostichopus japonicus, with different sizes (70 g ± 10 g and 100 g ± 10 g). Sea cucumbers of each size were randomly assigned into two groups; a diet without supplemented κ-selenocarrageenan was referred to as a control diet, or supplemented with κ-selenocarrageenan at selenium (Se) levels of 2.0 μg/g. Read More

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September 2020

A Removable Artificial Cell Wall for Withstanding Ciprofloxacin.

Macromol Biosci 2020 12 7;20(12):e2000185. Epub 2020 Sep 7.

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, P. R. China.

The pollution of antibiotics in aquaculture environment is increasingly serious, and excessive antibiotics will kill the probiotics in aquaculture feed. How to improve the viability of probiotics in the antibiotics-contaminated environment is of significance. In this study, a new strategy for protecting Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells in situ against antibiotics is constructed based on cell surface engineering technology by putting on wearable protective layers for cells. Read More

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December 2020

Antiviral Functional Foods and Exercise Lifestyle Prevention of Coronavirus.

Ahmad Alkhatib

Nutrients 2020 Aug 28;12(9). Epub 2020 Aug 28.

School of Health and Life sciences, Teesside University, Tees Valley, Middlesbrough TS1 3BX, UK.

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing global mortality and lockdown burdens. A compromised immune system is a known risk factor for all viral influenza infections. Functional foods optimize the immune system capacity to prevent and control pathogenic viral infections, while physical activity augments such protective benefits. Read More

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Prostate cancer management: long-term beliefs, epidemic developments in the early twenty-first century and 3PM dimensional solutions.

EPMA J 2020 Sep 26;11(3):399-418. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Predictive, Preventive and Personalised (3P) Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Bonn, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany.

In the early twenty-first century, societies around the world are facing the paradoxal epidemic development of PCa as a non-communicable disease. PCa is the most frequently diagnosed cancer for men in several countries such as the USA. Permanently improving diagnostics and treatments in the PCa management causes an impressive divergence between, on one hand, permanently increasing numbers of diagnosed PCa cases and, on the other hand, stable or even slightly decreasing mortality rates. Read More

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September 2020

Effect of selenium-rich Bacillus subtilis against mercury-induced intestinal damage repair and oxidative stress in common carp.

Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 2021 Jan 8;239:108851. Epub 2020 Aug 8.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agriculture University, Changchun 130118, China. Electronic address:

Mercury (Hg) poisoning in humans and fish represents a significant global problem. Hg is one of the most dangerous threats to the aquatic ecosystem due to its high toxicity. Mercury has a high oxidative stress-inducing potential, and can compounds exert toxic effects by interacting with many important enzymes involved in the regulation of antioxidants. Read More

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January 2021

Nutrition and Psoriasis.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Jul 29;21(15). Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Department of Dermatology, Nippon Medical School, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8602, Japan.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by accelerated tumor necrosis factor-α/interleukin-23/interleukin-17 axis, hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of epidermal keratinocytes. Psoriasis patients are frequently associated with obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular diseases, or inflammatory bowel diseases. Psoriasis patients often show unbalanced dietary habits such as higher intake of fat and lower intake of fish or dietary fibers, compared to controls. Read More

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Antidiabetic effects of selenium-enriched Bifidobacterium longum DD98 in type 2 diabetes model of mice.

Food Funct 2020 Jul 8;11(7):6528-6541. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, 201100, China.

Both selenium and probiotics have shown antidiabetic effects in a type 2 diabetes model. The objective of this study is to investigate the alleviating effects of selenium-enriched Bifidobacterium longum DD98 (Se-B. longum DD98) on diabetes in mice and explore the possible underlying mechanism. Read More

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Biotransformation of Selenium by Lactic Acid Bacteria: Formation of Seleno-Nanoparticles and Seleno-Amino Acids.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2020 12;8:506. Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA-CONICET), Tucumán, Argentina.

Selenium (Se) is an essential micronutrient for the majority of living organisms, and it has been identified as selenocysteine in the active site of several selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidase, thioredoxin reductase, and deiodinases. Se deficiency in humans is associated with viral infections, thyroid dysfunction, different types of cancer, and aging. In several European countries as well as in Argentina, Se intake is below the recommended dietary Intake (RDI). Read More

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Thyroid-Gut-Axis: How Does the Microbiota Influence Thyroid Function?

Nutrients 2020 Jun 12;12(6). Epub 2020 Jun 12.

Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria.

A healthy gut microbiota not only has beneficial effects on the activity of the immune system, but also on thyroid function. Thyroid and intestinal diseases prevalently coexist-Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and Graves' disease (GD) are the most common autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) and often co-occur with Celiac Disease (CD) and Non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). This can be explained by the damaged intestinal barrier and the following increase of intestinal permeability, allowing antigens to pass more easily and activate the immune system or cross-react with extraintestinal tissues, respectively. Read More

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Enhancing immunity in viral infections, with special emphasis on COVID-19: A review.

Diabetes Metab Syndr 2020 Jul - Aug;14(4):367-382. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background And Aims: Balanced nutrition which can help in maintaining immunity is essential for prevention and management of viral infections. While data regarding nutrition in coronavirus infection (COVID-19) are not available, in this review, we aimed to evaluate evidence from previous clinical trials that studied nutrition-based interventions for viral diseases (with special emphasis on respiratory infections), and summarise our observations.

Methods: A systematic search strategy was employed using keywords to search the literature in 3 key medical databases: PubMed®, Web of Science® and SciVerse Scopus®. Read More

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Isolation of selenium-resistant bacteria and advancement under enrichment conditions for selected probiotic Bacillus subtilis (BSN313).

J Food Biochem 2020 06 13;44(6):e13227. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), Beijing, China.

The main aim of this work was to screen, isolate, and identify a probiotic selenium (Se)-resistant strain of Bacillus subtilis, using the 16S rDNA sequencing approach and subsequently optimize conditions. Initially, conditions were enhanced in two univariate optimization environments: shakings flask and a bioreactor. After solving optimization for selected variables, conditions were further optimized using orthogonal array testing. Read More

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Selenium-enriched Bifidobacterium longum protected alcohol and high fat diet induced hepatic injury in mice.

Chin J Nat Med 2020 Mar;18(3):169-177

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing 210009, China. Electronic address:

The objective of this study was to verify the protective effect of Bifidobacterium longum (BL) and the synergistical effect of Selenium and BL on alcohol plus high fat diet (HFD) induced hepatic injury in mice. We also want to explore the mechanism of Selenium-enriched Bifidobacterium longum (SeBL). C57BL/6 mice were treated with alcohol plus HFD with or without different dosage of BL or SeBL for 4 weeks. Read More

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The Effects of Selenium-Enriched Probiotics on Growth Performance, Oocysts Shedding, Intestinal Cecal Lesion Scores, Antioxidant Capacity, and mRNA Gene Expression in Chickens Infected with Eimeria tenella.

Biol Trace Elem Res 2021 Jan 28;199(1):278-291. Epub 2020 Mar 28.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Domestic Animals and Fowls, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

This study was carried out to investigate the effects of selenium-enriched probiotics (SP) supplementation on growth performance, oocysts shedding, intestinal lesions and antioxidant capacities, and mRNA gene expression of local Chinese yellow male chickens infected with Eimeria tenella. One-day-old 270 chickens were randomly assigned into five groups, each consisting of three replicates with 18 chickens per replicate. Chickens in the negative and positive controls (NC, PC, respectively) received basal diets only (0. Read More

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January 2021

Effect of supra-nutritional selenium-enriched probiotics on hematobiochemical, hormonal, and Doppler hemodynamic changes in male goats.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2020 Jun 25;27(16):19447-19460. Epub 2020 Mar 25.

Laboratory of Veterinary Physiology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, 183-8509, Japan.

In this study, the influence of supra-nutritional organic selenium (Se) supplement on hematology and plasma biochemicals, including antioxidant parameters and plasma reproductive hormones, as well as blood flow characteristics in the supratesticular and common carotid arteries (STA and CCA, respectively) were investigated. For this purpose, 15 male goats were used and classified into three equal groups according to the supplementation of the basal diet (BD): negative control (NC), probiotic (Pro), and Se-probiotic (Se-Pro) groups. Blood perfusion in the STA and CCA was assessed by Doppler ultrasonography at three different time intervals: at the experimental onset (T0), 3 weeks of dietary supplement (T3), and after 6 weeks of observation (T6). Read More

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Selenium/Zinc-Enriched probiotics improve serum enzyme activity, antioxidant ability, inflammatory factors and related gene expression of Wistar rats inflated under heat stress.

Life Sci 2020 May 22;248:117464. Epub 2020 Feb 22.

Institute of Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Domestic Animals and Fowl, College of Veterinary Medicine, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China. Electronic address:

Aims: The present study was carried out to investigate the influences of Selenium/Zinc-Enriched probiotics (SeZnP) on growth performance, serum enzyme activity, antioxidant capability, inflammatory factors and gene expression associated with Wistar rats inflated under high ambient thermal-stress.

Main Methods: Sixty male rates with six-weeks of age were randomly allocated into five groups (12 per group) and fed basal diet (Control), basal diet supplemented with probiotics (P), Zinc-Enriched probiotics (ZnP, 100 mg/L), Selenium-Enriched Probiotics (SeP, 0.3 mg/L) and Selenium/Zinc-Enriched probiotics (SeZnP, 0. Read More

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Chemical Functionalization of the Zinc Selenide Surface and Its Impact on GG Biofilms.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2020 Apr 19;12(13):14933-14945. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour les Matériaux et l'Environnement, LCPME, UMR 7564, Université de Lorraine-CNRS, 405, rue de Vandoeuvre, 54600 Villers-lès-Nancy, France.

Bacteria grow on surfaces and form communities called biofilms. Bacterial adhesion and properties of the derived biofilms depend on, among others, the nature of the supporting substrate. Here, we report how the surface properties of the substrate affect the biofilm growth of probiotic GG (LGG). Read More

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