Obesity

Cross-talk between Akkermansia muciniphila and intestinal epithelium controls diet-induced obesity

October 11, 2017

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are characterized by altered gut microbiota, inflammation, and gut barrier disruption. Microbial composition and the mechanisms of interaction with the host that affect gut barrier function during obesity and type 2 diabetes have not been elucidated. We recently isolated¬†Akkermansia muciniphila, which is a mucin-degrading bacterium that resides in the mucus […]

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