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September 2016

Heritable components of the human fecal microbiome are associated with visceral fat.
28/02/2017
Publication

Heritable components of the human fecal microbiome are associated with visceral fat.

Beaumont M, Goodrich JK, Jackson MA, Yet I, Davenport ER, Vieira-Silva S, Debelius J, Pallister T, Mangino M, Raes J, Knight R, Clark AG, Ley RE, Spector TD, Bell JT.  Genome Biol. Sep 2016.

COMMENT:  The relationship between Microbiome and Obesity is now well stablished. However, the mechanisms or causal relationships are not well known.  + info

A secreted bacterial peptidoglycan hydrolase enhances tolerance to enteric pathogens.
15/10/2016
Publication

A secreted bacterial peptidoglycan hydrolase enhances tolerance to enteric pathogens.

Rangan KJ, Pedicord VA, Wang YC, Kim B, Lu Y, Shaham S, Mucida D, Hang HC.  Science. Sep 2016.

COMMENT: Association of dysbiosis with different disease has been described years ago. However, it has been more difficult to find individual bacterial species and factors involved in host protection. It has been described that Enterococci can attenuate... + info

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