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Med. Sci. 2019, 7(2), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/medsci7020033

The Use of Probiotic Therapy to Modulate the Gut Microbiota and Dendritic Cell Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Departamento de Microbiología del Centro de Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud (CICSA), FCS, Universidad Anáhuac México Campus Norte, Cuidad de México 52786, Mexico
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Director Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Anáhuac México, Cuidad de México 52786, Mexico
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Unidad de Investigación UNAM-INC, División Investigación, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México-Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chávez”, Mexico City 14080, Mexico
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Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México 04510, Mexico
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Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 13 February 2019 / Published: 22 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Therapeutic Potential of the Microbiome)
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Abstract

Recent investigations have shown that different conditions such as diet, the overuse of antibiotics or the colonization of pathogenic microorganisms can alter the population status of the intestinal microbiota. This modification can produce a change from homeostasis to a condition known as imbalance or dysbiosis; however, the role-played by dysbiosis and the development of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has been poorly understood. It was actually not until a few years ago that studies started to develop regarding the role that dendritic cells (DC) of intestinal mucosa play in the sensing of the gut microbiota population. The latest studies have focused on describing the DC modulation, specifically on tolerance response involving T regulatory cells or on the inflammatory response involving reactive oxygen species and tissue damage. Furthermore, the latest studies have also focused on the protective and restorative effect of the population of the gut microbiota given by probiotic therapy, targeting IBD and other intestinal pathologies. In the present work, the authors propose and summarize a recently studied complex axis of interaction between the population of the gut microbiota, the sensing of the DC and its modulation towards tolerance and inflammation, the development of IBD and the protective and restorative effect of probiotics on other intestinal pathologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease; dendritic cells; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; gut microbiota; probiotic inflammatory bowel disease; dendritic cells; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; gut microbiota; probiotic
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Alagón Fernández del Campo, P.; De Orta Pando, A.; Straface, J.I.; López Vega, J.R.; Toledo Plata, D.; Niezen Lugo, S.F.; Alvarez Hernández, D.; Barrientos Fortes, T.; Gutiérrez-Kobeh, L.; Solano-Gálvez, S.G.; Vázquez-López, R. The Use of Probiotic Therapy to Modulate the Gut Microbiota and Dendritic Cell Responses in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Med. Sci. 2019, 7, 33.

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