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Probiotic strains with designed health properties

Objective

The Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) is well known for their extensive use in the preparation of fermented food products. In addition, the potential health benefit they may exert in humans has been intensively investigated during the last century. However, the mechanisms underlying the health promoting traits attributed to LAB, especially lactobacilli, remain vastly unknown which has impaired the rational design of robotic screening methods with accurate predictive value. As the probioticarea corresponds to a rapidly expanding market, the DEPROHEALTH project first aims at establishing a correlation between inviter tests and mouse models mimicking important human intestinal disorders such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Helicobacter pylori and Rotavirus infections. As these diseases correspond to major public health problems, second generation probioticstrains with enhanced prophylactic or therapeutic properties will also be designed during the project. These designed strains and the isogonics parental ones will be used to unravel mechanisms involved in the immunomodulation capacity of specific Lactobacillus strains.

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INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE
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1,rue Du Professeur Calmette 1
59019 Lille
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BARTS & THE LONDON NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
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West Smithfield
EC1A 7BE London

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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S/n,poligono De La Coma S/n
46980 Campamento/paterna

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FLANDERS INTERUNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY VZW
Belgium
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35,ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent

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RHODIA FOOD SAS
France
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Quai Paul-doumer 25
92408 Courbevoie

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UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
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Avda. Blasco Ibaçez 17
46071 Valencia

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
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Croix Du Sud 5
1348 Louvain-la-neuve

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
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2052 University Of New South

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
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Viale Bracci Policlinico Dellle Scotte
53100 Siena

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