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Bioactives from probiotics for dermal health: functions and benefits.
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PMID:  23311666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Probiotics have been extensively reviewed for decades, emphasizing on improving general gut health. Recently, more studies showed that probiotics may exert other health promoting effects beyond gut well-being, attributed to the rise of the gut-brain-axis correlations. Some of these new benefits include skin health such as improving atopic eczema, atopic dermatitis, healing of burn and scars, skin rejuvenating properties, and improving skin innate immunity. Increasing evidences have also showed that bacterial compounds such as cell wall fragments, their metabolites and dead bacteria can elicit certain immune responses on the skin and improve skin barrier functions. This review aimed to underline the mechanisms or the exact compounds underlying the benefits of bacterial extract on the skin based on evidences from in vivo and in vitro studies. This review could be of help in screening of probiotic strains with potential dermal enhancing properties for topical applications. © 2013 The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2013 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Authors:
Lee-Ching Lew; Min-Tze Liong
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2672     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Authors Journal of Applied Microbiology © 2013 The Society for Applied Microbiology.
Affiliation:
School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Malaysia.
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