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Roles of Probiotic Lactobacilli Inclusion in Helping Piglets Establish Healthy Intestinal Inter-environment for Pathogen Defense

Overview of attention for article published in Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, March 2017
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Title
Roles of Probiotic Lactobacilli Inclusion in Helping Piglets Establish Healthy Intestinal Inter-environment for Pathogen Defense
Published in
Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, March 2017
DOI 10.1007/s12602-017-9273-y
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Jiajun Yang, Kun Qian, Chonglong Wang, Yijing Wu, Yang, Jiajun, Qian, Kun, Wang, Chonglong, Wu, Yijing

Abstract

The gastrointestinal tract of pigs is densely populated with microorganisms that closely interact with the host and with ingested feed. Gut microbiota benefits the host by providing nutrients from dietary substrates and modulating the development and function of the digestive and immune systems. An optimized gastrointestinal microbiome is crucial for pigs' health, and establishment of the microbiome in piglets is especially important for growth and disease resistance. However, the microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract of piglets is immature and easily influenced by the environment. Supplementing the microbiome of piglets with probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus could help create an optimized microbiome by improving the abundance and number of lactobacilli and other indigenous probiotic bacteria. Dominant indigenous probiotic bacteria could improve piglets' growth and immunity through certain cascade signal transduction pathways. The piglet body provides a permissive habitat and nutrients for bacterial colonization and growth. In return, probiotic bacteria produce prebiotics such as short-chain fatty acids and bacteriocins that benefit piglets by enhancing their growth and reducing their risk of enteric infection by pathogens. A comprehensive understanding of the interactions between piglets and members of their gut microbiota will help develop new dietary interventions that can enhance piglets' growth, protect piglets from enteric diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, and maximize host feed utilization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 27%
Unspecified 3 20%
Researcher 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 20%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 47%
Unspecified 4 27%
Chemistry 2 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 7%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 April 2017.
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#1,279,418
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Outputs from Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
#12
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#52,602
of 260,899 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
#2
of 14 outputs
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