Bacterial neuroactive compounds produced by psychobiotics.

  title={Bacterial neuroactive compounds produced by psychobiotics.},
  author={Rebecca Wall and John F Cryan and R Paul Ross and Gerald F. Fitzgerald and Timothy G Dinan and Catherine Stanton},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
We recently coined the phrase 'psychobiotics' to describe an emerging class of probiotics of relevance to psychiatry [Dinan et al., Biol Psychiatry 2013;74(10):720-726]. Such "mind-altering" probiotics may act via their ability to produce various biologically active compounds, such as peptides and mediators normally associated with mammalian neurotransmission. Several molecules with neuroactive functions such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, catecholamines and acetylcholine have… CONTINUE READING
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