Chapter 22. Probiotics: Food for Thought

  1. Yoshinori Mine3,
  2. Kazuo Miyashita4 and
  3. Fereidoon Shahidi5
  1. Kingsley C. Anukam1 and
  2. Gregor Reid2

Published Online: 12 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780813807263.ch22

Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Food Factors and Gene Interactions

Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Food Factors and Gene Interactions

How to Cite

Anukam, K. C. and Reid, G. (2009) Probiotics: Food for Thought, in Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Food Factors and Gene Interactions (eds Y. Mine, K. Miyashita and F. Shahidi), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813807263.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada

  2. 4

    Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate 041-8611, Japan

  3. 5

    Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1B 3X9, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics, Lawson Health Research Institute, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 4V2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2009

Book Series:

  1. Functional Food Science and Technology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Fereidoon Shahidi

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813800332

Online ISBN: 9780813807263

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Keywords:

  • probiotics - food for thought;
  • microbes - role in establishing immune system and affecting wide range of functions;
  • European Union (EU)-Integrated Project Genetics of Healthy Aging (GEHA);
  • gut and vaginal microbiota;
  • probiotics - strains of lactobacilli or bifidobacteria;
  • using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) techniques;
  • interaction between microbes and human host - leading to infection and inflammation;
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
  • discovery of NOD2/CARD15 gene - as first susceptibility gene in Crohn's disease;
  • oral cavity and urogenital tract

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Probiotics

  • The Gut and Vaginal Microbiota

  • How the Host Responds to Microbes

  • Oral Cavity and Urogenital Tract

  • How the Microbes Respond to the Host

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References