Gut Pharmacomicrobiomics: the tip of an iceberg of complex interactions between drugs and gut-associated microbes

@inproceedings{Saad2012GutPT,
  title={Gut Pharmacomicrobiomics: the tip of an iceberg of complex interactions between drugs and gut-associated microbes},
  author={Rama Saad and Mariam R. Rizkallah and Ramy Karam Aziz},
  booktitle={Gut pathogens},
  year={2012}
}
The influence of resident gut microbes on xenobiotic metabolism has been investigated at different levels throughout the past five decades. However, with the advance in sequencing and pyrotagging technologies, addressing the influence of microbes on xenobiotics had to evolve from assessing direct metabolic effects on toxins and botanicals by conventional culture-based techniques to elucidating the role of community composition on drugs metabolic profiles through DNA sequence-based phylogeny and… CONTINUE READING