Mediathek

The Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease

Karsten Kristiansen, University of Copenhagen and BGI-Shenzhen

Speech at the Herrenhausen Conference "Beyond the Intestinal Microbiome – From Signatures to Therapy", 08.10.2014

The importance of the gut microbiota for regulation of metabolism and immune functions is well established, and evidence has been presented that the gut microbiota may also affect behavior. However, the exact molecular mechanisms by which bacteria in the gut exert their actions still remain elusive.

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