Bile acid is a host factor that regulates the composition of the cecal microbiota in rats.

@article{Islam2011BileAI,
  title={Bile acid is a host factor that regulates the composition of the cecal microbiota in rats.},
  author={K B M Saiful Islam and Satoru Fukiya and Masahito Hagio and Nobuyuki Fujii and Satoshi Ishizuka and Tadasuke Ooka and Yoshitoshi Ogura and Tetsuya Hayashi and Atsushi Yokota},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={141 5},
  pages={1773-81}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Alterations in the gastrointestinal microbiota have been associated with metabolic diseases. However, little is known about host factors that induce changes in gastrointestinal bacterial populations. We investigated the role of bile acids in this process because of their strong antimicrobial activities, specifically the effects of cholic acid administration on the composition of the gut microbiota in a rat model. METHODS Rats were fed diets supplemented with different… CONTINUE READING
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