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Host Microbiota Contributes to Health and Response to Disease.

Authors
  • Aurora, Rajeev
  • Sanford, Thomas
Type
Published Article
Journal
Missouri medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
112
Issue
4
Pages
317–322
Identifiers
PMID: 26455065
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Recent studies have revealed that normal microbiota interacts with the host through four mechanisms: the normal microbiome acts as a barrier against pathogens; second, as modulators of the permeability of host mucosa; third, as modulators of energy extraction from, and metabolic utilization of ingested food; and lastly, as modulators of the immune system. An alteration of the normal microbiota increases predisposition of the host to diseases through these four mechanisms.

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