From gut dysbiosis to altered brain function and mental illness: mechanisms and pathways

@article{Rogers2016FromGD,
  title={From gut dysbiosis to altered brain function and mental illness: mechanisms and pathways},
  author={Geraint B. Rogers and D J Keating and Richard L Young and M L Wong and Julio Licinio and Steven L. Wesselingh},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={738 - 748}
}
The human body hosts an enormous abundance and diversity of microbes, which perform a range of essential and beneficial functions. Our appreciation of the importance of these microbial communities to many aspects of human physiology has grown dramatically in recent years. We know, for example, that animals raised in a germ-free environment exhibit substantially altered immune and metabolic function, while the disruption of commensal microbiota in humans is associated with the development of a… 

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