Probiotic Bacteria and Enteric Infections

Cytoprotection by Probiotic Bacteria

  • J.J. Malago
  • J.F.J.G. Koninkx
  • R. Marinsek-Logar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Introduction and History of Probiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Gut Microorganisms and Probiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Sofia D. Forssten, Sampo J. Lahtinen, Arthur C. Ouwehand
      Pages 41-63
    3. Melanie Gagnon, Annina Zihler, Christophe Chassard, Christophe Lacroix
      Pages 65-85
  4. Pathophysiology of Enteric Disorders Due to Disturbed Microbiota

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Joshua J. Malago, Jos F. J. G. Koninkx
      Pages 89-111
    3. Cormac G. M. Gahan, Gerald C. O’Sullivan, J. Kevin Collins
      Pages 113-130
  5. Application of Molecular Biology and -omics of Probiotics in Enteric Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Saloomeh Moslehi-Jenabian, Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Lene Jespersen
      Pages 133-153
    3. Hans Christian Beck, Søren Feddersen, Jørgen Petersen
      Pages 155-168
    4. Sebastiano Collino, François-Pierre J. Martin, Sunil Kochhar, Serge Rezzi
      Pages 169-185
  6. Probiotics, Gut Immunology and Enteric Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Eduardo Jorge Schiffrin, Anne Donnet-Hughes
      Pages 189-205
    3. Rossana D’Arienzo, Kathryne B. Schwartz, Mauro Rossi
      Pages 207-219
    4. Denis Roy, Véronique Delcenserie
      Pages 221-261
    5. Joshua J. Malago, Jos F. J. G. Koninkx
      Pages 263-286
  7. Probiotics for Enteric Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Joshua J. Malago, Jos F.J.G. Koninkx
      Pages 289-311
    3. Bojana Bogovič-Matijašić, Irena Rogelj
      Pages 313-354
    4. Min-Tze Liong, Huey-Shi Lye, Siok-Koon Yeo, Joo-Ann Ewe, Lay-Gaik Ooi, Ting-Jin Lim
      Pages 399-426
  8. The Future of Probiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Adrienne W. Paton, Renato Morona, James C. Paton
      Pages 429-443
    3. E. P. Culligan, C. Hill, R. D. Sleator
      Pages 445-464
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 446-446

About this book


Every day many people suffer from intestinal diseases. These disorders can result from pathogens like bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, but the causes of non-infectious intestinal disorders and colorectal cancers remain to be elucidated. Disturbances to the normal gut flora (the microbiota) are central to the development of many, if not all, of these disorders.  

Disturbed gut microbiota is a prelude to public health issues like traveller’s-, antibiotic- and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancers.  This book discusses the way intestinal disorders affect the microbiota, how the disturbed microbiotal balance leads to enteric disorders and the ways to prevent these disorders.

Further his book explores the potential of probiotics (live microorganisms that when ingested bring a health benefit) in treating enteric disorders by analysing the probiotic genome through proteomics, metabolomics and functional assays. Discussed is how the ingestion of specific microorganisms repairs the disturbed microbiota and subsequently ameliorates enteric disorders. Finally this book addresses how genetic engineering and biotechnology will contribute to the development of effective and safe designer probiotics.


gastrointestinal pathogens infections intestine probiotics protection

Editors and affiliations

  • J.J. Malago
    • 1
  • J.F.J.G. Koninkx
    • 2
  • R. Marinsek-Logar
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary PathologySokoine University of AgricultureChuo Kikuu, MorogoroTanzania
  2. 2.Division Pathology, Dept of PathobiologyUtrecht UniversityUtrechtNetherlands
  3. 3.Biotechnical Faculty, Zootechnical DepartmentUniversity of LjubljanaDomžaleSlovenia

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