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Nutrition clinique et métabolisme
Volume 21, n° 2
pages 76-80 (juin 2007)
Doi : 10.1016/j.nupar.2007.04.003
Flore intestinale et santé: quels enjeux?
Intestinal flora and health: which challenges?

Gérard Corthier
Unité d'écologie et physiologie du système digestif, Inra, domaine de Vilvert, 78352 Jouy-en-Josas cedex, France 


La flore intestinale s'installe après la naissance et participe aux défenses immunitaires. Cette flore est entretenue par l'alimentation et participe à sa transformation. Les fonctions de la flore intestinale sont multiples, du fait de sa diversité. L'analyse des gènes de ces différentes espèces microbiennes pourrait contribuer à mieux identifier leurs activités propres.

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The intestinal flora settles after the birth and takes part in immune barrier. This flora is maintained by the food and takes part in its transformation. The functions of the intestinal flora is multiple, because of its diversity. Gene analysis of these various microbial species could contribute to better identifying their own activities.

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Mots clés : Flore intestinale, Fibres alimentaires, Système immunitaire, Angiogenèse

Keywords : Intestinal microflora, Fiber, Immune system, Angiogenesis

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