Type

Journal Article

Authors

Paul D. Cotter
Colin Hill
R. Paul Ross
Caitriona M Guinane
James W Hegarty

Subjects

Pharmacology

Topics
metabolism production health feature fatty acids probiotics bacteriocin probiotic

Bacteriocin production: a relatively unharnessed probiotic trait? (2016)

Abstract Probiotics are "live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host". A number of attributes are highly sought after among these microorganisms, including immunomodulation, epithelial barrier maintenance, competitive exclusion, production of short-chain fatty acids, and bile salt metabolism. Bacteriocin production is also generally regarded as a probiotic trait, but it can be argued that, in contrast to other traits, it is often considered a feature that is desirable, rather than a key probiotic trait. As such, the true potential of these antimicrobials has yet to be realised.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill, R. Paul Ross, Caitriona M Guinane, James W Hegarty

Experts in our system

1
Paul D. Cotter
Teagasc
Total Publications: 253
 
2
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
3
R Paul Ross
Teagasc
Total Publications: 441
 
4
Caitriona M Guinane
Teagasc
Total Publications: 35