Role and mechanisms of action of Escherichia coli nissle 1917 in the maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis patients: an update

Franco Scaldaferri, Alfredo Papa, Giovanni Cammarota, Antonio Gasbarrini, Viviana Gerardi, Francesca Mangiola, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Marco Pizzoferrato, Valentina Petito, Andrea Poscia

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Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease, whose etiology is still unclear. Its pathogenesis involves an interaction between genetic factors, immune response and the "forgotten organ", Gut Microbiota. Several studies have been conducted to assess the role of antibiotics and probiotics as additional or alternative therapies for Ulcerative Colitis. Escherichia coli Nissle (EcN) is a nonpathogenic Gram-negative strain isolated in 1917 by Alfred Nissle and it is the active component of microbial drug Mutaflor® (Ardeypharm GmbH, Herdecke, Germany and EcN, Cadigroup, In Italy) used in many gastrointestinal disorder including diarrhea, uncomplicated diverticular disease and UC. It is the only probiotic recommended in ECCO guidelines as effective alternative to mesalazine in maintenance of remission in UC patients. In this review we propose an update on the role of EcN 1917 in maintenance of remission in UC patients, including data about efficacy and safety. Further studies may be helpful for this subject to further the full use of potential of EcN.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)5505-5511
Numero di pagine7
RivistaWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume22
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli Nissle
  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Metanalysis
  • Probiotic
  • Randomized trial
  • Ulcerative colitis

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