One compartment fermentation model

Anna Marja Aura, Johanna Maukonen

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    In vitro colon model was first applied in an inter-laboratory dietary fibre (DF) fermentation study and adapted at VTT for whole foods and beverages, isolated dietary phenolic compounds and pharmaceuticals. The application of the models includes strict anaerobiosis, which ensures active anaerobic microbial community. Pooling of faecal samples from several donors ensures reproducibility between the experiments. The correlation of in vitro data with in vivo data is quantitatively challenging, but is qualitatively highly relevant. In this chapter we explain the applicability of the one compartment fermentation model, including the general protocol as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Impact of Food Bioactives on Health
    Subtitle of host publicationIn Vitro and Ex Vivo Models
    EditorsK. Verhoeckx, et al.
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-16104-4
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-15791-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • Anaerobic conditions
    • Dietary fibre
    • Human faecal microbiota
    • Microbial metabolites
    • One compartment colon in vitro model
    • SCFA


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