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Modulation of immune responses in domestic animals by oral administration of β-1,3/1,6- glucans

Edith Stuyven UGent (2010)
abstract
Due to the frequent use of antibiotics, multiple resistant microorganisms emerge. Since the 1st of January 2006, antibiotics are therefore banned by the European Union as growth promoters for breeding livestock. One of the most promising alternatives for the classical antibiotics are the non-digestible oligosaccharides. Beta-1,3/1,6-glucans are such oligosaccharides present in the cell wall of fungi, yeast, bacteria and higher plants. After oral administration β-glucans are available for bacterial fermentation since they cannot be digested by endogenous enzymes in the small intestine. These properties might influence the bacterial flora and as a consequence also the morphology and functionality of the intestinal mucosa. Besides prebiotic effects, β-glucans also exert an immunomodulating effect. Previous studies showed protection against viral, bacterial and fungal infections. However, most of these studies occurred using systemic (intravenous or intraperitoneal) injected β-glucans. Little is known about the mechanisms of action of orally administered β-glucans.
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author
promoter
UGent and UGent
organization
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
beta-1, 6-glucan, 3/1, oral administration, dog, weaned pigs, adaptive immunity, immunomodulation
pages
168 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
place of publication
Merelbeke, Belgium
defense location
Merelbeke : Faculteit Diergeneeskunde (auditorium D)
defense date
2010-05-10 16:00
ISBN
9789058642158
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted materials
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
947738
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-947738
date created
2010-05-18 10:55:13
date last changed
2010-05-20 16:12:30
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  abstract     = {Due to the frequent use of antibiotics, multiple resistant microorganisms emerge. Since the 1st of January 2006, antibiotics are therefore banned by the European Union as growth promoters for breeding livestock. One of the most promising alternatives for the classical antibiotics are the non-digestible oligosaccharides. Beta-1,3/1,6-glucans are such oligosaccharides present in the cell wall of fungi, yeast, bacteria and higher plants. After oral administration \ensuremath{\beta}-glucans are available for bacterial fermentation since they cannot be digested by endogenous enzymes in the small intestine. These properties might influence the bacterial flora and as a consequence also the morphology and functionality of the intestinal mucosa. Besides prebiotic effects, \ensuremath{\beta}-glucans also exert an immunomodulating effect. Previous studies showed protection against viral, bacterial and fungal infections. However, most of these studies occurred using systemic (intravenous or intraperitoneal) injected \ensuremath{\beta}-glucans. Little is known about the mechanisms of action of orally administered \ensuremath{\beta}-glucans.},
  author       = {Stuyven, Edith},
  isbn         = {9789058642158},
  keyword      = {beta-1,6-glucan,3/1,oral administration,dog,weaned pigs,adaptive immunity,immunomodulation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {168},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Modulation of immune responses in domestic animals by oral administration of \ensuremath{\beta}-1,3/1,6- glucans},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Stuyven, Edith. 2010. “Modulation of Immune Responses in Domestic Animals by Oral Administration of Β-1,3/1,6- Glucans”. Merelbeke, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
APA
Stuyven, Edith. (2010). Modulation of immune responses in domestic animals by oral administration of β-1,3/1,6- glucans. Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Stuyven E. Modulation of immune responses in domestic animals by oral administration of β-1,3/1,6- glucans. [Merelbeke, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 2010.
MLA
Stuyven, Edith. “Modulation of Immune Responses in Domestic Animals by Oral Administration of Β-1,3/1,6- Glucans.” 2010 : n. pag. Print.