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Title: Probiotics, innate immunity & ageing (PRIMAGE)
Author: Dayel, Iman Bin
ISNI:       0000 0004 5356 7393
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2014
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Introduction: Ageing has often been associated with a marked reduction in numbers of bifidobacteria and an increase in numbers of clostridia. In addition, ageing is associated with alterations in immunity and poor response to vaccination. Pre- and probiotics are suggested to restore the gut micro flora ecosystem and modulate immune function. The current study evaluated the influence of a novel probiotic, Bifidobacterium longum by. infantis CCUG 52486, with a potential prebiotic (glucooligosaccharide; GIOS) on the gut microbiota composition and on innate immunity in young (18-35y) and older (60-85y) subjects undergoing influenza vaccination.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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