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Anti-inflammatory lactobacilli: strain specificity
  1. Claude Matuchansky
  1. Correspondence to Professor Claude Matuchansky Lariboisière-St Louis Faculty of Medicine Paris 7-Denis Diderot University 75010 Paris, France; claude.matuchansky{at}

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I read with particular interest the experimental work of Fernandez et al1 and the farseeing accompanying editorial by Shanahan2 concerning the (1) anti-inflammatory properties of selected lactobacilli on experimental murine colitis induced by trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid and (2) the strain specificity and possible molecular mechanisms of these properties. While the anti-inflammatory capacity of Lactobacillus salivarius Ls33 in mouse experimental …

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