Gut microbiota and host metabolism in liver cirrhosis.

  title={Gut microbiota and host metabolism in liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Makoto Usami and Makoto Miyoshi and Hayato Yamashita},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={21 41},
The gut microbiota has the capacity to produce a diverse range of compounds that play a major role in regulating the activity of distal organs and the liver is strategically positioned downstream of the gut. Gut microbiota linked compounds such as short chain fatty acids, bile acids, choline metabolites, indole derivatives, vitamins, polyamines, lipids, neurotransmitters and neuroactive compounds, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hormones have many biological functions. This review… CONTINUE READING
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