Type

Journal Article

Authors

R Paul Ross
Colin Hill
Marion Dalmasso

Subjects

Microbiology

Topics
biological therapy food microbiology gastrointestinal tract genetics immunology food industry virology humans viral vaccines bacteriophages administration dosage isolation purification

Exploiting gut bacteriophages for human health. (2014)

Abstract The human gut contains approximately 10(15) bacteriophages (the 'phageome'), probably the richest concentration of biological entities on earth. Mining and exploiting these potential 'agents of change' is an attractive prospect. For many years, phages have been used to treat bacterial infections in humans and more recently have been approved to reduce pathogens in the food chain. Phages have also been studied as drug or vaccine delivery vectors to help treat and prevent diseases such as cancer and chronic neurodegenerative conditions. Individual phageomes vary depending on age and health, thus providing a useful biomarker of human health as well as suggesting potential interventions targeted at the gut microbiota.
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Full list of authors on original publication

R Paul Ross, Colin Hill, Marion Dalmasso

Experts in our system

1
R Paul Ross
Teagasc
Total Publications: 441
 
2
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
3
Marion Dalmasso
Teagasc
Total Publications: 13