Therapeutic Microbiology: Probiotics and Related Strategies

Therapeutic Microbiology: Probiotics and Related Strategies

by James Versalovic, Michael Wilson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555814034

ISBN-13: 9781555814038

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: ASM Press

Breaks new ground in explaining the breakthroughs possible with therapeutic microbiology.

  • Explores the potential and actual uses of the many methods for altering the microbiotas of humans and animals: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, bacteriophages, and replacement therapy.
  • Describes the biological principles underlying the manipulation

Overview

Breaks new ground in explaining the breakthroughs possible with therapeutic microbiology.

  • Explores the potential and actual uses of the many methods for altering the microbiotas of humans and animals: probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, bacteriophages, and replacement therapy.
  • Describes the biological principles underlying the manipulation of the indigenous microbiota and the biology of the effector organisms that have been utilized for this purpose.
  • Discusses the many microbes that can potentially be used therapeutically and prophylactically.
  • Serves as a reference to medical, dental and veterinary practitioners with an interest in alternative approaches to the prevention and treatment of microbial diseases.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555814038
Publisher:
ASM Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

1 Introduction, Mary Ellen Sanders

2. BASIC BIOLOGY

2.1. The Indigenous Microbiota

2 Role of the Indigenous Microbiota in Health and Disease, Gerald W. Tannock

2.2. Biology of Effector Organisms for Probiotic and Replacement Therapy

3 Lactobacilli, Covadonga Barbés

4 Bifidobacteria: the Model Human Gut Commensal, Marco Ventura, Francesca Turroni, Angela Ribbera, Elena Foroni, and Douwe van Sinderen

5 Saccharomyces spp., Xinhua Chen and Ciarán P. Kelly

6 Streptococci as Effector Organisms for Probiotic and Replacement Therapy, John R. Tagg, Jeremy P. Burton, Philip A. Wescombe, and Chris N. Chilcott

7 Escherichia coli, Michael Schultz

8 Formulation, Administration, and Delivery of Probiotics, Kasipathy Kailasapathy

2.3. Prebiotics and Functional Carbohydrates

9 Introduction to Prebiotics, Helena M. R. T. Parracho, Delphine M. Saulnier, Anne L. McCartney, and Glenn R. Gibson

10 Human Milk Oligosaccharides as Prebiotics, Giovanni V. Coppa and Orazio Gabrielli

11 Inulin-Type Fructans, Jan Van Loo and Douwina Bosscher

12 Resistant Starch as a Prebiotic, Anthony R. Bird and David L. Topping

13 Effects of Prebiotic Supplementation on Bone Mineral Metabolism and Weight in Humans, Steven A. Abrams

14 Prebiotics and Lipid Metabolism, Nathalie M. Delzenne, Patrice D. Cani, and Audrey M. Neyrinck

2.4. Genomics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

15 Functional Genomics of Lactic Acid Bacteria, Tri Duong and Todd R. Klaenhammer

2.5. Proteomics of Lactic Acid Bacteria

16 Proteomic Approaches To Study Lactic Acid Bacteria, David P. A. Cohen, Elaine E. Vaughan, Willem M. de Vos, and Erwin G. Zoetendal

3. THERAPEUTIC MICROBIOLOGY IN HUMAN MEDICINE

3.1. Probiotics

17 Probiotics in Human Medicine: Overview, Jennifer K. Spinler and James Versalovic

18 Probiotics and Other Organisms in Allergy and Autoimmune Diseases, G. A. W. Rook and Nina Witt

19 Probiotics in Oral Biology and Dentistry, J. H. Meurman

20 Probiotics in Gastrointestinal Diseases, Francisco Guarner

21 Probiotics and Diseases of the Genitourinary Tract, Gregor Reid

22 Probiotics in Neurology and Psychiatry, Paul Forsythe and John Bienenstock

3.2. Prebiotics

23 Prebiotics in Human Medicine, Ian Rowland

3.3. Synbiotics

24 Synbiotics in Human Medicine, Stig Bengmark

4. THERAPEUTIC MICROBIOLOGY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

25 Strategies for Altering the Intestinal Microbiota of Animals, Sergey R. Konstantinov and Jerry Wells

26 Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine, J. Scott Weese, Shayan Sharif, and Alex Rodiguez-Palacios

27 Prebiotics and Synbiotics in Companion Animal Science, David Hernot, Eva Ogué, George Fahey, and Robert A. Rastall

5. VIRAL STRATEGIES

28 Phage Therapy, Mikael Skurnik, Saija Kiljunen, and Maria Pajunen

6. FUTURE PROSPECTS

29 The Road Ahead: a Look at the Future, James Versalovic and Michael Wilson

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