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Title: Therapeutic modulation of microbiota-host metabolic interactions
Authors: Holmes, Elaine
Kinross, James
Burcelin, Remy
Jia, Wei
Pettersson, Sven
Gibson, Glenn R.
Nicholson, Jeremy K.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Biological sciences
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Holmes, E., Kinross, J., Gibson, G. R., Burcelin, R., Jia, W., Pettersson, S., et al. (2012). Therapeutic Modulation of Microbiota-Host Metabolic Interactions. Science Translational Medicine, 4(137).
Series/Report no.: Science translational medicine
Abstract: The complex metabolic relationships between the host and its microbiota change throughout life and vary extensively between individuals, affecting disease risk factors and therapeutic responses through drug metabolism. Elucidating the biochemical mechanisms underlying this human supraorganism symbiosis is yielding new therapeutic insights to improve human health, treat disease, and potentially modify human disease risk factors. Therapeutic options include targeting drugs to microbial genes or co-regulated host pathways and modifying the gut microbiota through diet, probiotic and prebiotic interventions, bariatric surgery, fecal transplants, or ecological engineering. The age-associated co-development of the host and its microbiota provides a series of windows for therapeutic intervention from early life through old age.
Rights: © 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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