Basic Definitions and Concepts: Organization of the Gut Microbiome Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastric Mucosa
  • Gastrointestinal Absorption
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Immunity, Mucosal
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

abstract

  • New claims are frequently made for a role for the microbiome in a disease or disorder previously considered remote from the gut. The microbiome has been linked to such seemingly unrelated entities as depression, anorexia nervosa, autism, Parkinson disease, allergy, and asthma. Although many of these proposals have been based on animal studies, explorations of the microbiome in human disease continue to proliferate, facilitated by technologies that provide a detailed assessment of the microbial inhabitants of our gastrointestinal tract and their biological activities and metabolic products. With these technologies come new terminologies, which are identified in this article.

publication date

  • March 2017

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gtc.2016.09.002

PubMed ID

  • 28164844

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 46

number

  • 1