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Characterization of Bifidobacterium spp. strains for the treatment of enteric disorders in newborns

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Characterization of Bifidobacterium spp. strains for the treatment of enteric disorders in newborns
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Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, May 2012
DOI 10.1007/s00253-012-4138-5
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Irene Aloisio, Cecilia Santini, Bruno Biavati, Giovanni Dinelli, Avrelija Cencič, Walter Chingwaru, Luca Mogna, Diana Di Gioia

Abstract

Several studies support the use of probiotics for the treatment of minor gastrointestinal problems in infants. Positive effects on newborn colics have been evidenced after administration of Lactobacillus strains, whereas no studies have been reported regarding the use of bifidobacteria for this purpose. This work was therefore aimed at the characterization of Bifidobacterium strains capable of inhibiting the growth of pathogens typical of the infant gastrointestinal tract and of coliforms isolated from colic newborns. Among the 46 Bifidobacterium strains considered, 16 showed high antimicrobial activity against potential pathogens; these strains were further characterized from a taxonomic point of view, for the presence and transferability of antibiotic resistances, for citotoxic effects and adhesion to nontumorigenic gut epithelium cell lines. Moreover, their ability to stimulate gut health by increasing the metabolic activity and the immune response of epithelial cells was also studied. The examination of all these features allowed to identify three Bifidobacterium breve strains and a Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum strain as potential probiotics for the treatments of enteric disorders in newborns such as infantile colics. A validation clinical trial involving the selected strains is being planned.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 63 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 20%
Researcher 13 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 17 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 18%
Unspecified 7 11%
Engineering 3 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Other 9 14%

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