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Biol Cell. 2003 Nov;95(8):503-6.

Host-pathogens cross-talk. Indigenous bacteria and probiotics also play the game.

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  • 1INSERM U 538, Universit√© Pierre et Marie Curie, CHU Saint Antoine, 27 rue de Chaligny 75012 Paris, France.

Abstract

Microflora-born bacteria or probiotic strains are able to modulate host-pathogens interactions in the gut. In vivo and in vitro studies indicate that species-specific modulations of intestinal cell glycosylation may represent a simple, general and efficient mechanism to adapt the host defense toward pathogens.

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