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Symbioflor-2 is an E. coli (Escherichia coli) probiotic that contains six strains of E. coli.

There is some evidence for its use in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.[citation needed]

It has been shown to induce production of human beta-defensin (hBD), a peptide that plays a role in intestinal barrier function.[1]

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  1. Möndel, M.; Schroeder, B.O.; Zimmermann, K.; Huber, H.; Nuding, S.; Beisner, J.; Fellermann, K.; Stange, E.F.; Wehkamp, J. (November 26, 2008), "Probiotic E. coli treatment mediates antimicrobial human β-defensin synthesis and fecal excretion in humans", Mucosal Immunology, 2 (2): 166–172, doi:10.1038/mi.2008.77, ISSN 1933-0219, retrieved November 9, 2016