Written by international experts, this book reviews recent, cutting-edge research on the use of immunoregulatory probiotics (immunobiotics) and their bioactive compounds (immunogenics) to prevent disease and improve health. Each chapter provides critical insight, reviews current research, discusses future perspective, and stimulates discussion. The book also dicsusses novel applications of immunobiotics, such as their use in respiratory infections and regulation of the interaction between inflammation and coagulation, as well as their effect on hematopoiesis.
Probiotics: Immunobiotics and Immunogenics. Modulation of Mucosal Immune System by Probiotics: Postulated Mechanisms. Difference in the Signals Induced by Commensal or Probiotic Bacteria to the Gut Epithelial and Immune Cells. Molecular Immunoassay Systems for Probiotics via Pattern Recognition Receptors. Role of Toll-like Receptors in the Modulation of Intestinal Inflammation by Immunobiotics. Immunobiotics for the Prevention of Bacterial and Viral Respiratory Infections. Immunobiotics and Antiviral Immunity. Immunobiotics and immunity against Parasites. Immunobiotics and Allergy. Immunobiotics and Inflammation-Coagulation. Immunobiotics and Hematopoiesis. Probiotics and Their Potential use in Wound Treatment. Immunogenics: Immunostimulatory Oligodeoxynucleotides from Probiotics. Immunogenics: Extracellular Bacterial Compounds as Mediators of Lactic Acid Bacteria-Target Cell Interaction. Immunogenics: Extracellular Polysaccharide Reducing the Risk of Infection.