1st Edition

Probiotics Immunobiotics and Immunogenics

Edited By Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena, Susana Alvarez Copyright 2014
    412 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Introduction Julio Villena, Susana Alvarez and Haruki Kitazawa
    Modulation of Mucosal Immune System by Probiotics:Postulated Mechanisms Masanobu Nanno, Satoshi Matsumoto and Kan Shida
    Difference in the Signals Induced by Commensal or Probiotic Bacteria to the Gut Epithelial and Immune Cells Carolina Maldonado Galdeano, Cecilia Ana Dogi and Gabriela Perdigón
    Molecular Immunoassay Systems for Probiotics via Pattern Recognition Receptors Masanori Tohno and Haruki Kitazawa
    Role of Toll-like Receptors in the Modulation of Intestinal Inflammation by Immunobiotics Julio Villena and Haruki Kitazawa
    Immunobiotics for the Prevention of Bacterial and Viral Respiratory Infections Julio Villena, Susana Salva, Natalia Barbieri and Susana Alvarez
    Immunobiotics and Antiviral Immunity Kazutoyo Yoda, Kenji Miyazawa, Gaku Harata and Fang He
    Immunobiotics and Immunity Against Parasites Martin A. Humen, Jalil Benyacoub, Jessica Minnaard, Dominique Brassart, Graciela De Antoni, Eduardo J. Schiffrin and Pablo Pérez
    Immunobiotics and Allergy Noriyuki Iwabuchi, Toshitaka Odamaki and Jin-zhong Xiao
    Immunobiotics and Infl ammation-Coagulation María Hortensia Zelaya and María Graciela Agüero
    Can Immunobiotics Beneficially Modulate Hemato-Immune Responses in Immunocompromised Hosts? Susana Salva, Julio Villena, Matías Herrera and Susana Alvarez
    Probiotics and their Potential use in Wound Treatment Juan Carlos Valdez, Alberto Nicolás Ramos, Diego Fernández, Mirta Rachid, María Eugenia Sesto Cabral, Pablo Valdecantos, Luis Olea and Marcela Ortiz Mayor
    Immunogenics: Immunostimulatory Oligodeoxynucleotides from Probiotics Takeshi Shimosato and Haruki Kitazawa
    Immunogenics: Extracellular Bacterial Compounds as Mediators of Lactic Acid Bacteria-target Cell Interaction Ana Virginia Rodriguez, Guillermo Juarez, Graciela Font de Valdez and Julio Villena
    Immunogenics: Extracellular Polysaccharides Reduce the Risk of Infection Seiya Makino, Shuji Ikegami, Takayuki Nagai and Haruki Yamada


    Julio Villena, Haruki Kitazawa, Susana Alvarez