Gut microbes make for fattier fish.

TitleGut microbes make for fattier fish.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCarmody, RN, Turnbaugh, PJ
JournalCell Host Microbe
Volume12
Issue3
Pagination259-61
Date Published2012 Sep 13
ISSN1934-6069
Abstract

The mammalian gut microbiota influences both sides of the energy balance equation, salvaging energy from undigested nutrients and directing the host to accumulate adipose tissue. Semova et al. (2012) use zebrafish to demonstrate that the gut microbiota also promotes dietary lipid absorption, emphasizing the many host-microbial interactions contributing to adiposity.

DOI10.1016/j.chom.2012.08.006
Alternate JournalCell Host Microbe
PubMed ID22980321
PubMed Central IDPMC3888188
Grant ListP50 GM068763 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States