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The immunomodulatory effects of lactic acid bacteria for improving immune functions and benefits

Overview of attention for article published in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, September 2012
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Title
The immunomodulatory effects of lactic acid bacteria for improving immune functions and benefits
Published in
Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, September 2012
DOI 10.1007/s00253-012-4407-3
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Authors

Yueh-Ting Tsai, Po-Ching Cheng, Tzu-Ming Pan

Abstract

Probiotics have a number of beneficial health effects in humans and animals, such as reducing lactose intolerance symptoms and enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients. Probiotics help regulate intestinal microflora and immunomodulatory properties. Probiotics also decrease the prevalence of allergies in susceptible individuals, inhibit the inflammatory responses in the gut, and have antagonistic effects against intestinal and food-borne pathogens. Bacteria typically colonize the intestinal tract first and then reinforce the host defense systems by inducing generalized mucosal immune responses, including modulation of DC/NK interaction, a balanced T-helper cell response, self-limited inflammatory response, and the secretion of polymeric IgA. A lot of reports showed that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium and their fermented products are effective at enhancing innate and adaptive immunity, prevent gastric mucosal lesion development, alleviate allergies, and put up defense against intestinal pathogen infection. In this review paper, we compared the influence of immunomodulatory effects on the function and efficacy of lactobacillus products with different strains. We also discuss the beneficial effects of several LAB strain and its derivative products for human immunity and related diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 111 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 19%
Researcher 17 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Other 30 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 14%
Unspecified 12 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 9%
Other 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 01 February 2017.
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#1,108,485
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#21,346
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#1
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