The Synergy between Lactose and Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides (BMOs)
This study compared the prebiotic effect of bovine milk oligosaccharides (BMO) and synthetic galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) using mono- and cocultures of eight major bacteria related to a healthy infant microbiome. The results revealed that BMO treatments supports growth of B. longum subsp. longum. In addition, there was found a synergistic effect of combining lactose and BMO in regard to reducing Clostridium perfringens, maintaining stable numbers of Parabacteroides distasonis and simultaneously increasing numbers of the beneficial B. longum subsp. logum.
Link to Publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412019323979?via%3Dihub
Jakobsen LMA et al. Lactose and bovine milk oligosaccharides synergistically stimulate B. longum subsp. longum growth in a simplified model of the infant gut microbiome. J Proteome Res. 2019;18(8):3086-3098.
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