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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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Gut barrier disruption and chronic disease

Highlights Maintenance of gut barrier integrity is indispensable for health as the #gut barrier protects the host against gut microbes, food antigens, and toxins. Many factors such as enteric #infection, #antibiotics, low-fiber diets, #circadian rhythm disruption, and psychological #stress can affect gut barrier integrity and lead to systemic, low-grade #inflammation due to translocation of bacteria and their components. While the body can resist transient gut barrier disrupt

Researchers identify bacteria that promote metabolic and mental health

Researchers identified Bifidobacterium longum APC1472 as regulator of appetite & metabolism. In overweight or obese people, the novel bacterial strain reduced fasting blood glucose levels & normalize levels of both ghrelin & the stress hormone cortisol. #microbiology #obesity #stress #diabetes

Gut bacteria linked to endocannabinoid levels and depression

A new study study suggests stress-induced changes to the gut #microbiome lead to disruption in the brain's endocannabinoid system and depression #depression #stress #microbiota #microbiology #cannabinoid

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