Roadmap to functional characterization of the human intestinal microbiota in its interaction with the host.

  title={Roadmap to functional characterization of the human intestinal microbiota in its interaction with the host.},
  author={Carolin A. Kolmeder and Willem M. de Vos},
  journal={Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis},
  • C. Kolmeder, W. D. de Vos
  • Published 22 November 2020
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis
It is known for more than 100 years that the intestinal microbes are important for the host's health and the last decade this is being intensely studied with a focus on the mechanistic aspects. Among the fundamental functions of the intestinal microbiome are the priming of the immune system, the production of essential vitamins and the energy harvest from foods. By now, several dozens of diseases, both intestinal and non-intestinal related, have been associated with the intestinal microbiome… 
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