Elena Franco-Robles

Universidad de Guanajuato

Dr. Elena Franco Robles graduated from Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad de Guanajuato, México, in 2006. She obtained her M.S. degree in Medical Science from the same University in 2010. She obtained her Ph.D from the same University. She obtained a Posdoctoral Position in Biotechnology at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (in 2014-2016). Currently, Elena is an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary, Division of Life Sciences, Irapuato-Salamanca Campus, University of Guanajuato, Mexico, and is member of the National System of Investigators (SNI I). Dr Franco Robles has done research mainly in immunology of the intestine and oxidative stress in murine models with various pathologies. Her research focused on the role of nutraceutical and functional ingredients as immunomodulators for the prevention and / or treatment of diseases in animals. In addition, she has studied toll-like receptors and gut microbiota as new therapeutic targets in zoonotic infections.

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Probiotic bacteria are found in the intestinal microbiota of the host and favor multiple metabolic reactions. Prebiotics provide food for probiotic bacteria and have an effect on their own performance in favor of host health. Numerous metabolic and immunological mechanisms are involved in its effects. Probiotics have been studied for several decades and their use for human consumption is still unclear. However, new types of molecules with prebiotic functions and components of probiotic bacteria with therapeutic potential are still being studied. The versatility of these molecules makes their incorporation into human food and animal diets feasible. This book is a compendium of recent scientific information on the use of probiotics and prebiotics for the benefit of human and animal health.

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