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Link between nutrition, microflora and the host

Published on: 01/18/2012
Author/s : Dr. Andrew Van Kessel (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

It is now well recognized that the gastrointestinal tract of the pig is colonized by an abundant and taxonomically diverse microbial community. Because each of the species of organisms in the intestine possess a different "tool box" of metabolic capabilities, the relative proportion of different species of organisms changes in response to a variety of factors including age, diet composition, reari...

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Buzun Andriy Buzun Andriy
January 18, 2012
Is the cell turnover, mucin, proinflammatory cytokine expression are markers of colon inflammation only? Why these ones can’t be markers of other unknown colon activities, in addition to inflammation?
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