Association between the ABO blood group and the human intestinal microbiota composition

@article{Mkivuokko2011AssociationBT,
  title={Association between the ABO blood group and the human intestinal microbiota composition},
  author={H. M{\"a}kivuokko and S. Lahtinen and P. Wacklin and E. Tuovinen and Heli Tenkanen and Janne Nikkil{\"a} and Marika Bj{\"o}rklund and Kari Aranko and A. Ouwehand and J. Maettoe},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={94 - 94}
}
  • H. Mäkivuokko, S. Lahtinen, +7 authors J. Maettoe
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BMC Microbiology
  • BackgroundThe mucus layer covering the human intestinal epithelium forms a dynamic surface for host-microbial interactions. In addition to the environmental factors affecting the intestinal equilibrium, such as diet, it is well established that the microbiota composition is individually driven, but the host factors determining the composition have remained unresolved.ResultsIn this study, we show that ABO blood group is involved in differences in relative proportion and overall profiles of… CONTINUE READING
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