In vitro fermentation of NUTRIOSE(®) FB06, a wheat dextrin soluble fibre, in a continuous culture human colonic model system

Mark R Hobden, Agustin Martin-Morales, Laetitia Guérin-Deremaux, Daniel Wils, Adele Costabile, Gemma E Walton, Ian Rowland, Orla B Kennedy, Glenn R Gibson

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Abstract

Wheat dextrin soluble fibre may have metabolic and health benefits, potentially acting via mechanisms governed by the selective modulation of the human gut microbiota. Our aim was to examine the impact of wheat dextrin on the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiota. We used a validated in vitro three-stage continuous culture human colonic model (gut model) system comprised of vessels simulating anatomical regions of the human colon. To mimic human ingestion, 7 g of wheat dextrin (NUTRIOSE(®) FB06) was administered to three gut models, twice daily at 10.00 and 15.00, for a total of 18 days. Samples were collected and analysed for microbial composition and organic acid concentrations by 16S rRNA-based fluorescence in situ hybridisation and gas chromatography approaches, respectively. Wheat dextrin mediated a significant increase in total bacteria in vessels simulating the transverse and distal colon, and a significant increase in key butyrate-producing bacteria Clostridium cluster XIVa and Roseburia genus in all vessels of the gut model. The production of principal short-chain fatty acids, acetate, propionate and butyrate, which have been purported to have protective, trophic and metabolic host benefits, were increased. Specifically, wheat dextrin fermentation had a significant butyrogenic effect in all vessels of the gut model and significantly increased production of acetate (vessels 2 and 3) and propionate (vessel 3), simulating the transverse and distal regions of the human colon, respectively. In conclusion, wheat dextrin NUTRIOSE(®) FB06 is selectively fermented in vitro by Clostridium cluster XIVa and Roseburia genus and beneficially alters the metabolic profile of the human gut microbiota.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e77128
JournalPLoS One
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Acetates
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Butyrates
  • Chromatography, Gas
  • Clostridium
  • Colon
  • Dextrins
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Fatty Acids, Volatile
  • Humans
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Microbiota
  • Models, Anatomic
  • Propionates
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Tissue Culture Techniques
  • Triticum

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Hobden, M. R., Martin-Morales, A., Guérin-Deremaux, L., Wils, D., Costabile, A., Walton, G. E., Rowland, I., Kennedy, O. B., & Gibson, G. R. (2013). In vitro fermentation of NUTRIOSE(®) FB06, a wheat dextrin soluble fibre, in a continuous culture human colonic model system. PLoS One, 8(10), e77128. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0077128