The esophageal microbiota in health and disease.

@article{Pilato2016TheEM,
  title={The esophageal microbiota in health and disease.},
  author={Vincenzo di Pilato and Giancarlo Freschi and Maria Novella Ringressi and Lucia Pallecchi and Gian Maria Rossolini and Paolo Bechi},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={1381 1},
  pages={
          21-33
        }
}
The esophageal mucosa is among the sites colonized by human microbiota, the complex microbial ecosystem that colonizes various body surfaces and is increasingly recognized to play roles in several physiological and pathological processes. Our understanding of the composition of the esophageal microbiota in health and disease is challenged by the need for invasive sampling procedures and by the dynamic nature of the esophageal environment and remains limited in comparison with the information… CONTINUE READING

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