Secretor Genotype (FUT2 gene) Is Strongly Associated with the Composition of Bifidobacteria in the Human Intestine

  title={Secretor Genotype (FUT2 gene) Is Strongly Associated with the Composition of Bifidobacteria in the Human Intestine},
  author={P. Wacklin and H. M{\"a}kivuokko and N. Alakulppi and Janne Nikkil{\"a} and Heli Tenkanen and J. R{\"a}bin{\"a} and J. Partanen and Kari Aranko and J. Maettoe},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • P. Wacklin, H. Mäkivuokko, +6 authors J. Maettoe
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Intestinal microbiota plays an important role in human health, and its composition is determined by several factors, such as diet and host genotype. However, thus far it has remained unknown which host genes are determinants for the microbiota composition. We studied the diversity and abundance of dominant bacteria and bifidobacteria from the faecal samples of 71 healthy individuals. In this cohort, 14 were non-secretor individuals and the remainders were secretors. The secretor status is… CONTINUE READING
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