Novel bacterial species 

W.M. de Vos (Inventor), C. Belzer (Inventor)

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A novel Akkermansia species has been isolated from fresh faeces obtained from the reticulated python. The species has been named Akkermansia glycaniphilus. It is capable of growing on mucus as a sole carbon and nitrogen source. The species can be used as a medicament, probiotic or cosmetic, e.g., for promoting weight loss, for promoting gut mucosal immune system function, for maintaining, restoring and/or increasing the physical integrity of the gut mucosal barrier, and for prevention or treatment of a variety of associated diseases or disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2017178496
Priority date11/04/16
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017


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