Gut microbiota in health and disease.

  title={Gut microbiota in health and disease.},
  author={Inna Sekirov and Shannon L. Russell and Luis Caetano M Antunes and B. Brett Finlay},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={90 3},
Gut microbiota is an assortment of microorganisms inhabiting the length and width of the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. The composition of this microbial community is host specific, evolving throughout an individual's lifetime and susceptible to both exogenous and endogenous modifications. Recent renewed interest in the structure and function of this "organ" has illuminated its central position in health and disease. The microbiota is intimately involved in numerous aspects of normal host… 

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