Probiotics and immune response

Mario de Menezes Coppola Carlos Gil-Turnes About the authors

Probiotics are bacteria that produce beneficial effects on their hosts, used in the prevention and treatment of diseases, as growth promoters and immune-modulators. The most important applications of probiotics, with emphasis on their properties to modulate the immune response, are reviewed here.

probiotics; Saccharomyces boulardii; Bacillus cereus var toyoi; immune-modulation

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