Bactrian camel milk influence on the gut microbiota

Bactrian camels are found in cold regions and deserts of central Asia. Influence of Bactrian camel milk on the gut microbiota of mice using metagenomic-based sequencing of the V3 and V4 hypervariable regions of the 16S rRNA gene.

Study led by Zhaoxia Wang, College of Food Engineering and Nutritional Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, P. R. China and Wenyi Zhang Key Laboratory of Dairy Biotechnology and Engineering, Ministry of Education, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, Hohhot, P. R. China

Summary

Bactrian camel milk a source of nutrients with various functional effects has become popular in the market. Influence of Bactrian camel milk on the gut microbiota studies Bactrian camel milk influence on the gut microbiota of mice using metagenomic-based sequencing of the V3 and V4 hypervariable regions of the 16S rRNA gene.

Camel milk was found to reduce relative abundance of Romboutsia, Lactobacillus, Turicibacter, and Desulfovibrio in the gut microbiota compared with the control. However, other gastrointestinal flora increased.

The research suggests that functional studies on camel milk need to consider gut microbiota.

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References

  1. Wang, Z., Zhang, W., Wang, B., Zhang, F., & Shao, Y. (2018). Influence of Bactrian camel milk on the gut microbiota. Journal of Dairy Science,101(7), 5758-5769. doi:10.3168/jds.2017-13860

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