New gut signals and the microbiome Some notes


One universal activity of the intestinal microbiota is the break-down and fermentation of polysaccharides into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). The predominant SCFAs produced by bacterial fermentation in the colon are acetate (C2), propionate (C3) and butyrate (C4), although the absolute and relative abundances of these vary depending on factors such as the… (More)


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