Tuesday, July 11, 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom D (Tampa Convention Center)
Primary Contact: Debabrata Biswas
Organizer: Debabrata Biswas
Convenor: Debabrata BiswasAs a major source of microbes and their numerous beneficial effects, the gut microflora/microbiome is intimately linked to human health, immunity, and disease. The key intestinal microbial byproducts, commonly known as secondary metabolites (SM), are crucial to the maintenance of a balanced gut ecosystem and healthy gut microbial community. Moreover, SM play multiple critical roles in host defense and immunity, including anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, and anti-oxidant activities, as well as outcompetition of enteric bacterial pathogens. In this symposium, we aim to highlight the importance of probiotics, prebiotics, their combination (symbiotic), and SM in a balanced gut ecosystem, immune health, and their interactions with enteric bacterial pathogens and other diseases. Finally, we will advance potential applications of the bio-remedies, with regards to controlling diseases and improving human health.
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