Human Colonic Bacteria: Role in Nutrition, Physiology and Pathology

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Human Colonic Bacteria provides a comprehensive summary of the biological significance of the large intestinal microbiota in terms of its activities, composition, and role in host health. The book contains contributions from a group of internationally recognized authors, all active researchers in their particular fields. It discusses some of the important advances in colonic microbiology from a functional perspective. This timely volume contributes toward a wider perception of the colon in terms of its relevance ...
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Human Colonic Bacteria provides a comprehensive summary of the biological significance of the large intestinal microbiota in terms of its activities, composition, and role in host health. The book contains contributions from a group of internationally recognized authors, all active researchers in their particular fields. It discusses some of the important advances in colonic microbiology from a functional perspective. This timely volume contributes toward a wider perception of the colon in terms of its relevance for human health, as well as underlining its nutritional, physiological, and ecological diversity.
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As well as discussing some newer areas of research such as molecular biology and probiotics, the eleven chapters of this volume gather contributions on microbial ecology, carbohydrate, protein, short chain fatty acid, host glycoprotein, and gas metabolism. Remaining sections discuss toxicology, infections, and inflammatory bowel disease. Includes a few b&w illustrations and two pages of color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780849345241
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Microbial Ecology of the Human Large Intestine 1
Ch. 2 Molecular Genetics of Intestinal Anaerobes 25
Ch. 3 Carbohydrate Metabolism in the Colon 61
Ch. 4 Proteolysis and Amino Acid Fermentation 75
Ch. 5 Short Chain Fatty Acids 101
Ch. 6 Gas Metabolism in the Large Intestine 131
Ch. 7 Toxicology of the Colon - Role of the Intestinal Microflora 155
Ch. 8 Structure, Function, and Metabolism of Host Mucus Glycoproteins 175
Ch. 9 Bacterial Infections and Diarrhea 201
Ch. 10 The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Etiology and Maintenance of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 227
Ch. 11 Role of Probiotics 257
Index 273
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