Microbial endocrinology: the interplay between the microbiota and the endocrine system.

@article{Neuman2015MicrobialET,
  title={Microbial endocrinology: the interplay between the microbiota and the endocrine system.},
  author={Hadar Neuman and Justine W. Debelius and Rob Knight and Omry Koren},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={509-21}
}
The new field of microbiome research studies the microbes within multicellular hosts and the many effects of these microbes on the host's health and well-being. We now know that microbes influence metabolism, immunity and even behavior. Essential questions, which are just starting to be answered, are what are the mechanisms by which these bacteria affect specific host characteristics. One important but understudied mechanism appears to involve hormones. Although the precise pathways of… CONTINUE READING

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