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Research Article

Effect of Maternal Probiotic Intervention on HPA Axis, Immunity and Gut Microbiota in a Rat Model of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Javad Barouei mail,

    Javad.Barouei@uon.edu.au

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Microbiology, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, Laboratories of Neuroimmunology, School of Psychology, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Mahta Moussavi,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Microbiology, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, Laboratories of Neuroimmunology, School of Psychology, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Deborah M. Hodgson

    Affiliation: Laboratories of Neuroimmunology, School of Psychology, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046051

About the Authors

Javad Barouei, Mahta Moussavi
Laboratory of Microbiology, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
Javad Barouei, Mahta Moussavi, Deborah M. Hodgson
Laboratories of Neuroimmunology, School of Psychology, the University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Javad.Barouei@uon.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JB DH. Performed the experiments: JB MM. Analyzed the data: JB MM DH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DH. Wrote the paper: JB MM DH.