The Gut-Lung Axis in Respiratory Disease.

  title={The Gut-Lung Axis in Respiratory Disease.},
  author={Benjamin J Marsland and Aur{\'e}lien Trompette and Eva S. Gollwitzer},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={12 Suppl 2},
Host-microorganism interactions shape local cell functionality, immune responses, and can influence disease development. Evidence indicates that the impact of host-microbe interactions reaches far beyond the local environment, thus influencing responses in peripheral tissues. There is a vital cross-talk between the mucosal tissues of our body, as exemplified by intestinal complications during respiratory disease and vice versa. Although, mechanistically, this phenomenon remains poorly defined… CONTINUE READING