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Anukam, K. C., J. M. Macklaim, G. B. Gloor, G. Reid, J. Boekhorst, B. Renckens, S. van Hijum, R. Siezen. 2013. Genome sequence of Lactobacillus pentosus KCA-1 vaginal isolate from a healthy premenopausal woman. PLoS ONE 8(3):e59239.
Enos, M., J. P. Burton, J. Dols, S. Buhulata, J. Changalucha, and G. Reid. 2013. Probiotics for the first 1000 days of life in the developing world. Benef. Microb. 4(1): 3-16.
Reid, M. K. E., R. Gough, M. Enos, and G. Reid. 2013. Social businesses in Tanzania tackling health issues of the Millenium Development Goals, one community kitchen at a time. J. Social Bus 3(1): 24-38.
Nduti, N., M. Sumarah, J. P. Burton, and G. Reid. 2013. Aflatoxin binding by lactobacilli. Manuscript in preparation.
Ettinger, G., J. P. Burton, and G. Reid. 2013. If microbial ecosystem therapy can change your life, what's the problem? Bioessays. April 10.
Macklaim, J. M., A. D. Fernandes, G. Reid, and G. B. Gloor. 2013. Comparative meta-RNA-seq of the vaginal microbiota and differential expression by Lactobacillus iners in health and dysbiosis. Microbiome 1:12.
Fernandes, A. D., J. M. Macklaim, G. Reid and G. B. Gloor. 2013. ANOVA-Like Differential Expression (ALDEx) analysis for mixed population RNA-Seq. PLoS ONE 2;8(7):e67019.
Dols, J.A.M., G. Reid, J. M. Brown, H. Tempelman, Tj. Romke Bomtekoe, W. Quint, and M. E. Boon. 2012. HPV type distribution and cervical cytology among HIV-positive African women. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology ID 514146, 5 pages.
Boon, M. E., J. A.M. Dols, N. Butamanya, and G. Reid. 2012. The Cellient system for cytohistology to analyze p16 positive dyskeratocytes in paraffin sections of HPV-positive cervical scrapes. J. Anal. Oncol. 1: 1-7.
Hemsworth, J., S. Hekmat, and G. Reid. 2012. Micronutrient- supplemented probiotic yogurt for HIV-infected adults taking HAART in London, Canada. Gut Microbes 3(5): 1-6.
Monachese, M., J. P. Burton, and G. Reid. 2012. Bioremediation and human tolerance to heavy metals through microbial processes: A potential role for probiotics? Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(18):6397-404.
de Vos, W. M., L. Engstrand, L. Drago, G. Reid, J. Schauber, R. Hay, W. Mendling, M. Schaller, R. Spiller, C. Gahan, and I. Rowland. 2012. Human microbiota in health and disease. Self Care 3(S1):1-68.
El Hassan, D. and Hekmat, S. 2012.Dietary acculturation of Arab immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area. J. Diet Prac Res. 73(3):2-5.
Whaling, M.A., I. Luginaah, G. Reid, S. Hekmat, et.al. 2012.Perceptions about probiotic yogurt for health and nutrition in the context of HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania. J. Health Population Nutrition. 30(1): 31-40.
Hemsworth J. et al. 2011. The development of micronutrient supplemented probiotic yogurt for people living with HIV: laboratory testing and sensory evaluation. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 12: 79-84.
Dols JAM. et al. 2011. The challenges of assessing the impact of probiotic yogurt on the well-being of HIV positive women in rural Africa. Int Dairy J. 204(4):305.e1-7.
Hummelen R. et al. 2011. Effect of 25 weeks probiotic supplementation on immune function of HIV patients. Gut Microbes 2(2):80-5.
Whaling M. et al. 2011. Perceptions of probiotic yogurt for health and nutrition in the context of HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania. J. Health Popul. Nutr. In press.
Dols J. Et al. 2011. PCR-based identification of eight Lactobacillus species and 18 hr-HPV genotypes in fixed cervical samples of South African women at risk of HIV and BV. Diagnostic Cytopathology Oct 24. doi: 10.1002/dc.21786. [Epub ahead of print]
van Tiernen A. et al. 2011. Development of a locally sustainable functional food intervention for people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: laboratory testing and sensory evaluation. Beneficial Microbes 2(3):193-8.
1Hummelen, R., J. Hemsworth, J. Changalucha, N. L. Butamanya, S. Hekmat, J.D.F. Habbema, and G. Reid. 2011. Effect of micronutrient and probiotic fortified yogurt on immune-function of anti-retroviral therapy naÃ¯ve HIV patients. Nutrients 3(10), 897-909.
Monachese, M., S. Cunningham-Rundles, M. A. Diaz, E. Ermond, R. Guerrant, R. Hummelen, R. Kemperman, M. Kerac, R. Kort, D. Merenstein, P. Panigrahi, B. Ramakrishna, N. Safdar, A. Shane, L. Trois, and G. Reid. 2011. Probiotics and prebiotics to combat enteric diarrheal diseases and HIV in the developing world: a consensus report. Gut Microbes 2(3):198-207.
Irvine, S., R. Hummelen, and S. Hekmat. 2011. Probiotic yogurt consumption may improve gastrointestinal symptoms, productivity and nutritional intake of people living with human immunodeficiency virus in Mwanza, Tanzania. J. Nut. Res. 31: 875-881.
Hummelen, R., J. Hemsworth, J. Changalucha, N.L. Butamanya, S. Hekmat, J. D. F. Habbema, and G. Reid. 2011. Effect of micronutrient and probiotic fortified yogurt on immune-function of anti-retroviral therapy naive HIV patients. J. Nutrients 3(10),897- 909.
Irvine, S.and S. Hekmat. 2011. Evaluation of Sensory Properties of Probiotic Yogurt containing food products with prebiotic fibres in Mwanza, Tanzania. J. Food and Nutritional Sciences. 2: 434-439.
Hemsworth, J., S. Hekmat, G. Reid.2011.The development of micronutrient supplemented probiotic yogurt for people living with HIV: Laboratory testing and sensory evaluation. Innovative Food Sci. & Emerging Technologies, 12:79-84.
Irvine S L et al. 2010. Probiotic yogurt consumption is associated with an increase of CD4 count among people living with HIV/AIDS. J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 44(9):e201-5.
Hummelen R. et al. 2010. Deep sequencing of the vaginal microbiome in HIV patients. PLoS One 5(8), e12078.
Hummelen, R., J. Hemsworth, and G. Reid. 2010. Micronutrients, N-acetyl cysteine, probiotics and prebiotics, a review of effectiveness in reducing HIV progression. Nutrients 2: 626-651.
Hummelen R. et al. 2010. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14 to prevent or cure bacterial vaginosis among women with HIV. Int. J. Gynecol. Obstet. 111(3):245-8.
Gloor GB. et al. 2010. Microbiome profiling by combinatorial barcoding with Illumina sequencing. PLoS One Oct 26;5(10):e15406.
Hummelen, R. , P. Vos, B. van â€™t Land, K. van Norren, and G. Reid. 2010. Altered host-microbe interaction in HIV: a target for intervention with pro and prebiotics. Int. Rev Immunol. 29: 485-513.
Dols JAM. Et al. 2010. Microarray identification of clinically relevant vaginal bacteria in relation to bacterial vaginosis. Am J. Obstetr. Gynecol. 204:305.e1-7.
Reid G. 2010. The potential role for probiotic yogurt for people living with HIV/AIDS. Gut Microbes 1(6): 411-414.
Mehanna, N., and G. Reid. 2010. Effect of Meswak, Middle Eastern tree bark on oral pathogens, and potential for probiotic applications. J. Medicinal Food. 13 (3): 729-732.
Reid, G. 2010. The potential role for probiotic yogurt for people living with HIV/AIDS. Gut Microbes 1(6): 411-414.
Irvine, S., R. Hummelen, S. Hekmat, C. Looman, J. D. F. Habbema,and G. Reid. 2010.Probiotic yogurt consumption is associated with an increase of CD4 count among people living with HIV/AIDS. J. Clin Gastroenterol, 44 (9): 201-205.
Koyama, T., P. V. Kirjavainen, C. Fisher, K. Anukam, K. Summers, S. Hekmat, and G. Reid.2010. Development and pilot evauation of a novel probiotic mixture for the management of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Can J. Microbiol, 56: 730-738.
Anukam, K. C., and G. Reid, 2009. African traditional fermented foods and probiotics. J. Medicinal Food 12(6):1177-84.
Anukam, K. C., and G. Reid. 2009. The impact of probiotics on maternal and child health: clinical evidence. In, Probiotics in pediatric medicine. Michail, S., and P. Sherman (eds), Humana Press, NJ, pp 283-296.
Anukam KC, Reid G. 2009. In vitro evaluation of the viability of vaginal cells (VK2/E6E7) and probiotic Lactobacillus species in lemon juice. Sexual Health 6: 67-74.
Anukam, K. C., M. U. Duru, C. C. Eze, J.Egharevba, A. Aiyebelehin, A. W. Bruce, and G. Reid. 2009. Oral use of probiotics as an adjunctive therapy to fluconazole in the treatment of yeast vaginitis: a study of Nigerian women in an outdoor clinic. Microbial Ecol Health Dis. 21: 72-77.
Hekmat, S., H. Soltani, and G. Reid. 2009.Growth and survival of Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 in yogurt for use as a functional food. Innovative Food Sci & Emerging Technologies, 10 (2): 293-296.
Anukam, K. and G. Reid. 2008. Probiotics: food for thought. In, Nutrigenomic and Proteomics in Health and Disease-food factors and gene interactions. Mine, Y., Miyashita K, Shahidi F. (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell, pp 325-338.
Anukam KC, Osazuwa EO, Osadolor BE, Bruce AW, Reid G. 2008. Yogurt containing probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14 helps resolve moderate diarrhea and increases CD4 count in HIV/AIDS patients. J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 42(3):239-43.
Anukam, K. C., and G. Reid. 2008. Effects of metronidazole on growth of Gardnerella vaginalis ATCC 14018, probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and vaginal isolate Lactobacillus plantarum KCA. Microbial Ecol. Health Dis. 20: 48-52.
Anukam, K. C., and G. Reid. 2008. A two species-specific primer set to identify Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 after probiotic use. Int. J. Probiotics. 3: 207-212.
Hummelen, R., J. Changalucha, N. Butamanya, A. Cook, D. Habbema, and G. Reid. 2008. Laktobazillen als wirksame HIV-Abwehr? Gynakologie Geburtshilfe [German] 2008(5): 45-46.
Hekmat, S., H. Soltani, and G. Reid. 2008. Growth and survival of Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 in yogurt for use as a functional food. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 10:293-296.
Hekmat, S., N. Soltani, C. Shropshire, and P. H. Sikkema. 2008.Effect of imazamox plus bentazon on eight market classes of dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Crop Prot. 27:1491-1494.
Sikkema, P. H., Hekmat, S. C. Shropshire, and N. Soltani. 2008. Response of black, cranberry, kidney and white bean to linuron. Weed Bio and Mgt.9:173-178.
Anukam KC,and G. Reid 2007. Organisms associated with bacterial vaginosis in Nigerian women as determined by PCR-DGGE and 16S rRNA gene sequence. African Health Sciences 7(2):68-72.
Reid, G. 2007. Dairy products and HIV/AIDS. In, Functional Dairy Products, Saarela M (Ed), Macfarlane Production, England, p 117-133.
Liu JJ, Reid G, JiangY, Turner MS, Tsai C-C. 2007. Expression of HIV-inactivating proteins by recombinant human vaginal probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14. Cell. Microbiol. 9(1):120-30.
Hekmat S, Reid, G. 2007. Survival of Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 in milk. Int. J. Food Sci and Technol. 42: 615-619.
Hekmat, S., G. Reid. 2007. Survival of Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 and Lactobacillusrhamnosus GR-1 in milk. Int. J. Food Sci. Tech. 42: 615-619.
Baroja, M. L., P. V. Kirjavainen, S. Hekmat, and G. Reid. 2007. Anti-inflammatory effects of probiotic yogurt in inflammatory bowel disease patients. British Society for Immunology, Clin. and Experimental Immunol. 149: 470-479.
Hekmat, S., C. Shropshire, N. Soltani, and P. H. Sikkema. 2007.Responses of dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to sulfentrazone. Crop Protection:26: 525-529.
Anukam, K. C., E. O.Osazuwa, I. Ahonkhai, and G. Reid. 2006. Lactobacillus vaginal microbiota of women attending a reproductive health care service in Benin City, Nigeria. Sex. Trans. Dis. 33(1): 59-62.
Anukam K, Osazuwa E, Ahonkhai I, Ngwu M, Osemene G, Bruce AW, Reid G. 2006. Augmentation of antimicrobial metronidazole therapy of bacterial vaginosis with oral probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14: randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Microbes Infect. 8(6):1450-4.
Anukam, K. C., E. O. Osazuwa, and G. Reid. 2006. Knowledge of probiotics by Nigerian clinicians. Int. J. Probiotics Prebiotics 1: 57-62.
Anukam, K. C., E. Osazuwa, G. I. Osemene, F. Ehigiagbe, A. W. Bruce and G. Reid. 2006. Clinical study comparing probiotic Lactobacillus GR-1 and RC-14 with metronidazole vaginal gel to treat symptomatic bacterial vaginosis. Microbes Infect. 8(12-13):2772-2776.
Hekmat S, Reid, G. 2006. Sensory properties of probiotic yogurt is comparable to standard yogurt. Nutr. Res. 26: 163-166.
Hekmat, S., L. Koba. 2006. Fermented Dairy Products: Knowledge and Consumption. Can. J. Diet Prac Res. 67 (4):199-201.
Hekmat, S., G. Reid.2006. Sensory properties of probiotic yogurt is comparable to standard yogurt. J. Nutrition Research, 26 (4):163-166.
"We are more "bacterial" than "human": bacteria outnumber our own cells by 10:1." - The Yale Journal of Public Health, Undergraduate Publication
Anukam, K. C., E. O. Osazuwa, and G. Reid. 2005. Improved appetite of pregnant rats and increased birth weight of newborns following feeding with probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and L. rueteri RC-14. J. Appl. Res. 5: 46-52.
Anukam K., C., and G. Reid. 2005. Providing probiotics to sub-Saharan Africa: ethical priciples to consider. J. Complem. Integrat. Med. vol 2, issue 1, on line, www.bepress.com/jcim/vol2/iss1/10/.
Anukam, K. C., E. O.Osazuwa, I. Ahonkhai, and G. Reid. 2005. Association between absence of vaginal lactobacilli PCR products and Nugent scores interpreted as bacterial vaginosis. Tropical J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 22: 103-107.
Anukam, K. C., E. O. Osazuwa, I. Ahonkhai, and G. Reid. 2005. 16S rRNA gene sequence and phylogenetic tree of Lactobacillus species from the vagina of healthy Nigerian women. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 4(11): 1222-1227.
Reid, G., S. Anand, M. O. Bingham, G. Mbugua, T. Wadstrom, R. Fuller, K. Anukam, and M. Katsivo. 2005. Probiotics for the Developing World. J. Clin. Gastroenterol. 39: 485-488.