The gut-brain axis is the biochemical signaling that takes place between the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and the central nervous system (CNS). The term gut-brain axis is occasionally used to refer to the role of the gut flora in the interplay as well, whereas the term microbiome-gut-brain axis explicitly includes the role of gut flora in the biochemical signaling events that take place between the GI tract and CNS. Broadly defined, the gut-brain axis includes the central nervous system, neuroendocrine and neuroimmune systems, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis), sympathetic and parasympathetic arms of the autonomic nervous system, including the enteric nervous system and the vagus nerve, and the gut microbiota. Interest in the field was sparked by a 2004 study showing that germ-free mice showed an exaggerated HPA axis response to stress compared to non-GF laboratory mice. As of October 2016, most of the work that had been done on the role of gut flora in the ...
Mammalian guts harbor trillions of microbes, which play important roles in diverse aspects of host biology, including nutrition, immune system development, and behavior. Changes in gut microbial composition have been linked to host health and disease [1-4]. Previous studies have shown that host diet, age, sex, genetics, and environmental exposure all drive normal gut microbial variation [4-12]. However, to date, most studies have been focused on human populations or laboratory animals in controlled settings, and much remains to be learned about the ecological forces shaping gut microbial diversity and their relative strengths in nature. Studies of wild animal populations provide important insights into how environment, host biology, and their interactions affect gut microbiota in nature where hosts and microbes have coevolved.. Diet is believed to be a key selective factor in shaping gut microbiota in wild animals. For example, large differences in gut microbial communities have been found among ...
Introduction: The occurrence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has significantly increased in the last few years. One of the common problems in this group are eating disorders and ailments from the gastrointestinal systems. According to some studies, these problems have a significant impact on the occurrence and severity of symptoms in the neurological system, so it is crucial to increase the attention paid on the role of diet in the treatment of this disease. One of the theories connects ASD with disorders of the digestive system and the intestinal bacterial flora. This theory is based on the gut-brain axis, which means the interaction between the gastrointestinal and nervous systems. Objectives: To demonstrate the differences in behavior habits, interest in nutrition, and frequency of consumption of food products between children suffering from ASD and healthy children. Materials and methods: The study was conducted among 44 children suffering from ASD and 33 healthy children as a control ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The microbiome and autoimmunity. T2 - a paradigm from the gut-liver axis. AU - Li, Bo. AU - Selmi, Carlo. AU - Tang, Ruqi. AU - Gershwin, M. Eric. AU - Ma, Xiong. PY - 2018/6/1. Y1 - 2018/6/1. N2 - Microbial cells significantly outnumber human cells in the body, and the microbial flora at mucosal sites are shaped by environmental factors and, less intuitively, act on host immune responses, as demonstrated by experimental data in germ-free and gnotobiotic studies. Our understanding of this link stems from the established connection between infectious bacteria and immune tolerance breakdown, as observed in rheumatic fever triggered by Streptococci via molecular mimicry, epitope spread and bystander effects. The availability of high-throughput techniques has significantly advanced our capacity to sequence the microbiome and demonstrated variable degrees of dysbiosis in numerous autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and autoimmune ...
Your brain and microbiome are communicating constantly to keep your body healthy and well. Find out how the gut-brain axis works and understand another way your microbiome impacts your health.
The gut microbiota influences the health of the host, especially with regard to gut immune homeostasis and the intestinal immune response. In addition to serving as a nutrient enhancer, L-tryptophan (Trp) plays crucial roles in the balance between intestinal immune tolerance and gut microbiota maintenance. Recent discoveries have underscored that changes in the microbiota modulate the host immune system by modulating Trp metabolism. Moreover, Trp, endogenous Trp metabolites (kynurenines, serotonin and melatonin), and bacterial Trp metabolites (indole, indolic acid, skatole, and tryptamine) have profound effects on gut microbial composition, microbial metabolism, the hosts immune system, the host-microbiome interface, and host immune system-intestinal microbiota interactions. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) mediates the regulation of intestinal immunity by Trp metabolites (as ligands of AhR), which is beneficial for immune homeostasis. Among Trp metabolites, AhR ligands consist of endogenous
The gut-brain axis is the latest Lockdown Series video. Dr Robert Silverman, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, international speaker and author, discusses the intertwined functions of the digestive microbiome and the brain. He looks at the function of the vagus nerve, suggests action plans for improving digestive health and provides Monday Morning applications to take back to your practice and achieve the clinical outcomes you want. View the presentation here.. ...
Research studies have shown that leaky gut can affect brain health. The gut-brain axis is the physical and chemical connection between the gut and brain.
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Background Several aquaporins (a family of integral membrane proteins) have been recently identified in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract, and their involvement in the movement of fluid and small...
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European Commission - this page describes research project 108-Development and application of high throughput molecular methods for studying the human gut microbiota in relation to diet and health. It was funded within Key Action 1 - Food, Nutrition and Health - of the Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources, Fifth Framework Programme for RTD.
The science of psychobiotics, reviewed in a recent paper in Trends in Neurosciences, explores emerging strategies for planting brain-altering bacteria in the gut to provide mental benefits and the challenges ahead in understanding how such products could work for humans.. Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain, in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms, the next challenge for scientists is to control this communication.. While its been known for over a century that bacteria can have positive effects on physical health, only studies in the last 10-15 years have shown that there is a gut-brain connection. In mice, enhanced immune function, better reactions to stress, and even learning and memory advantages have been attributed to adding the right strain of bacteria.. Human studies are more difficult to interpret because mood changes in response to probiotics are self-reported, but physiological changes, such as reduced cortical levels and ...
Objectives: To comprehensively review the scientific knowledge on the gut-brain axis. Methods: Various publications on the gut-brain axis, until 31 July 2017, were screened using the Medline, Google, and Cochrane Library databases. The search was performed using the following keywords:
Background & Aims: Chronic gastrointestinal ischemia (CGI) is more common than previously thought. Visible light spectroscopy (VLS) allows for noninvasive measurements of mucosal capillary hemoglobin oxygen saturation during endoscopy. We evaluated the response of patients with occlusive CGI to treatment after evaluation by radiologic imaging of the vasculature and VLS. We also identified factors associated with response to treatment in these patients. Methods: In a prospective study, we collected data from 212 patients referred for evaluation of suspected CGI from November 2008 through January 2011. Patients underwent an extensive evaluation that included visualization of gastrointestinal arteries and assessments of mucosal perfusion by means of VLS. Treatment response was evaluated in patients with occlusive CGI. Factors associated with response to therapy were assessed by using multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: Occlusive CGI was diagnosed in 107 patients (50%); 96 were ...
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More information and ongoing research is becoming available, linking the role of food in affecting mood, our gut microbiome and mental health.
Summary: A new study identifies gut bacteria that appears to interact with brain areas associated with mood and behavior.. Source: UCLA.. Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition in healthy humans have been identified.. BACKGROUND Brain-gut-microbiota interactions may play an important role in human health and behavior. Previous research suggests that microbiota, a community of microorganisms in the gut, can influence behavior and emotion. Rodent models have demonstrated the effects of gut microbiota on emotional and social behaviors, such as anxiety and depression. There is, however, little evidence of this in humans.. For this study the researchers sought to identify brain and behavioral characteristics of healthy women clustered by gut microbiota profiles.. METHOD. Forty women supplied fecal samples for ...
Research is increasingly demonstrating that there is a relationship between our mood and the food we consume, which is the theme we are going to explore today, specifically looking at factors affecting our gut-brain axis (1). Our gut microbiome communicates to our brain via the gut-brain axis, so it can exert an influence over immune…
All metazoan guts are in constant contact with diverse food-borne microorganisms. The signaling mechanisms by which the host regulates gut-microbe interactions, however, are not yet clear. Here, we show that phospholipase C-β (PLCβ) signaling modulates dual oxidase (DUOX) activity to produce microbicidal reactive oxygen species (ROS) essential for normal host survival. Gut-microbe contact rapidly activates PLCβ through Gαq, which in turn mobilizes intracellular Ca2+ through inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate generation for DUOX-dependent ROS production. PLCβ mutant flies had a short life span due to the uncontrolled propagation of an essential nutritional microbe, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, in the gut. Gut-specific reintroduction of the PLCβ restored efficient DUOX-dependent microbe-eliminating capacity and normal host survival. These results demonstrate that the Gαq-PLCβ-Ca2+-DUOX-ROS signaling pathway acts as a bona fide first line of defense that enables gut epithelia to dynamically control ...
article{8518117, abstract = {The aim of this work was to investigate the relationship between the structure of gut microbial communities fed with different diets (i.e. high-protein-HP-versus high-fiber-HF-diet) and their functional stability when challenged with mild and acute doses of a mix of amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, and tetracycline. We made use of the Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME (R))-a continuous model of the gastrointestinal tract-coupled with 16S-targeted Illumina and metabolomics (i.e. UHPLC-HRMS) analyses. Independently of the diet, the sudden exposure to an acute stress led to a modification of the microbial community structure, selecting for species belonging to Bacillus spp.; Clostridium cluster XIVa; Enterococci; Bacteroides; and Enterobacteriaceae. The antibiotic treatment led to a decrease in the number of operational taxonomic units (at least -10\%). Cluster analysis of untargeted metabolic data showed that the antibiotic treatment affected the ...
The gut brain connection is strong. Research indicates a rise in gastrointestinal disorders correlates with a rise in mental illness. Fix mental health through microbiome testing.
Interactions of diet, gut microbiota, and host genetics play important roles in the development of obesity and insulin resistance. Here, we have investigated the molecular links between gut microbiota, insulin resistance, and glucose metabolism in 3 inbred mouse strains with differing susceptibilities to metabolic syndrome using diet and antibiotic treatment. Antibiotic treatment altered intestinal microbiota, decreased tissue inflammation, improved insulin signaling in basal and stimulated states, and improved glucose metabolism in obesity- and diabetes-prone C57BL/6J mice on a high-fat diet (HFD). Many of these changes were reproduced by the transfer of gut microbiota from antibiotic-treated donors to germ-free or germ-depleted mice. These physiological changes closely correlated with changes in serum bile acids and levels of the antiinflammatory bile acid receptor Takeda G protein-coupled receptor 5 (TGR5) and were partially recapitulated by treatment with a TGR5 agonist. In contrast, ...
Carlos González Quilen, PhD student at MoBioFood Research Group, investigates how diets rich in fats and carbohydrates can alter the intestinal b...
The mutualistic synergy between microbes and humans is a relationship that is essential for growth, development, health and the prevention of disease.. The past 5 years have seen an amazing increase in our knowledge of how bacteria signal to the brain and the implications this has for psychiatry. There are still many open questions, however.. Firstly, the mechanisms of how the microbiota signals to the brain are only slowly being unraveled. We are at the very early stages of research, which will need to employ experimental rigor that must be employed to unequivocally demonstrate that it is the actual production of a neurochemical in vivo by a specific microorganism, and not a non-neurochemical aspect of the microorganism, such as a cell wall component interacting with immune cells in the gut, that is responsible for a specific change in behavior.. Secondly, the individual components of bacteria that are mediating their effects need to be disentangled. The evolving field of metabolomics is ...
Animals. C57BL/6J ob/+ mothers and their ob/ob, ob/+, and +/+ offspring were raised under a 12-h light cycle, in a specified pathogen-free state. Weaning and adult mice were fed PicoLab chow diet (Purina) ad libitum. All experiments involving mice were performed under protocols approved by the Washington University Animal Studies Committee. All animals were killed at the same time of day.. PCR Amplification of 16S rRNA Genes. Ceca were recovered immediately after the mice were killed. The contents of each intact cecum was recovered by manual extrusion and was frozen immediately (-80°C) until use. A frozen aliquot (≈100 mg) of each sample was added to tubes containing 500 μl of extraction buffer (200 mM Tris, pH 8.0/200 mM NaCl/20 mM EDTA), 210 μl of 20% SDS, 500 μl of phenol:chloroform:isoamyl alcohol (24:24:1), and 500 μl of 0.1-mm-diameter zirconia/silica beads (BioSpec Products, Bartlesville, OK). Microbial cells were disrupted mechanically at 23°C with a bead beater (BioSpec ...
Learning Needs: 5320: Psychiatric disorders, anxiety; 5220: Gastrointestinal disorders; 5110: Allergies, sensitivities, intolerances; 5120: Autoimmune diseases, arthritis, lupus; 5200: Disordered eating; and 5350: Substance abuse, alcoholism.. Speaker Biography: Janelle Smith developed a keen interest in the intersection of gastrointestinal disease and mental health after going undiagnosed with celiac disease for five years, all the while being treated for mental illness. Today she is consulting dietitian and Medical Advisory Board Member to the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF). She recently was featured in Todays Dietitian to illuminate the important role of the dietitian for improving mental and emotional health for individuals with gluten-related disorders. Janelle is also dietitian of eating disorders and chemical dependency programs at La Ventana Treatment Centers in Santa Monica, and owner of her private practice Janelle Smith Nutrition. She specializes in differentiating gastrointestinal ...
Microbiota is classified as an ecological community of microorganisms that share a specific host. Within the human body it is estimated that there are tr
Sophisticated genomic techniques now allow scientists to estimate the strains, not just the species, in samples of the human guts microbe collection. Differences in the strains of microorganisms present might account for the variable influence the guts microbe community has on human health and disease. Understanding the effects of various strain combinations on such functions as metabolism, immunity and drug reactions might suggest ways to manipulate the gut microbiome to improve health.
Research in the Mark Donowitz Lab is primarily focused on the development of drug therapy for diarrheal disorders, intestinal salt absorption and the proteins involved including their regulation, and the use of human enteroids to understand intestinal physiology and pathophysiology. We study two gene families initially recognized by this laboratory: mammalian Na/H exchangers and the subgroup of PDZ domain containing proteins present in the brush border of epithelial cells called NHERF family. A major finding is that NHE3 exists simultaneously in different sized complexes in the brush border, which change separately as part of signal transduction initiated by mimics of the digestive process. Relevance to the human intestine is being pursued using mini-human intestine made from Lgr5+ stems cells made from intestinal biopsies and measuring function via two-photon microscopy.. Research Areas: gastrointestinal system, gastroenterology, pathophysiology, diarrhea, drugs, physiology ...
If youve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health.
Gastrointestinal systems differ largely with respect to the presence of a meaningful symbiotic microbial population and its location. Simple-stomached animals (Figs. 1A and B) do not have an extensive microbial population to greatly alter nutrient recovery, whereas ruminants (Fig. 1C) and nonruminant herbivores (Fig. 1D) support symbiotic populations prior to and after formal digestion by the small intestine, respectively. All GI systems accomplish the same sequence of events but are anatomically and functionally modified to accommodate predominating food and microbial populations.. ...
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Over the last two decades, safety concerns about low/no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) have been described in the archival scientific literature including elevated risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, excessive weight gain, cardiovascular disease, safety, and disruption of the gut microbiome. A recent review by Lobach, Roberts, and Roland in Food and Chemical Toxicology examined 17 research articles on modulation of gut bacteria by LNCS along with other selected publications. In the conclusions of their paper, they claim that LNCS 1) do not affect gut microbiota at use levels and 2) are safe at levels approved by regulatory agencies. Both of these claims are incorrect. The scientific literature on LNCS clearly indicates that it is inappropriate to draw generalized conclusions regarding effects on gut microbiota and safety issues for compounds that vary widely chemical structure and pharmacokinetics. Scientific studies on the sweetener sucralose, used here as a representative LNCS, indicate ...
This module contains many fun & successful teaching tricks by having students build the digestive and accessory organs of the Gastrointestinal System. Students can see the inter-relationship of these organs with each other as they build them on their flat board. Many times textbooks only show the organs in a two-dimensional view, this activity puts your students ahead when they build these organs and show how they fit together in the abdominalpelvic cavity. Great windows for pathology application can also be used doing this activity ...
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When can microbiome be harmful?. Gut bacteria of every individual is unique and the body of that individual would listen only to his or her set of microbiome. When diverse conditions change the basic structure of this microbiome, the problem starts! This is when you eat out at some place where stale food is served or when you go to completely different location where the dietary habits are totally different from your normal one then the chances are there that your microbiome changes its form and that wont be as beneficial to you as your original gut flora. This is the reason why many people fall sick when they change the location or are travelling and have the water from different regions. Water plays a major role in changing the gut flora and hence people prefer to carry bottled water whenever they are travelling to foreign regions.. How to get more of gut bacteria?. The health benefits of gut bacteria suggest that you should have more and more of this bacteria in order to enjoy good health. ...
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Summary: A new organ on a chip system helps researchers uncover how bacteria in the human digestive tract can impact neurological diseases.. Source: MIT. In many ways, our brain and our digestive tract are deeply connected. Feeling nervous may lead to physical pain in the stomach, while hunger signals from the gut make us feel irritable. Recent studies have even suggested that the bacteria living in our gut can influence some neurological diseases.. Modeling these complex interactions in animals such as mice is difficult to do, because their physiology is very different from humans. To help researchers better understa nd the gut-brain axis, MIT researchers have developed an organs-on-a-chip system that replicates interactions between the brain, liver, and colon.. Using that system, the researchers were able to model the influence that microbes living in the gut have on both healthy brain tissue and tissue samples derived from patients with Parkinsons disease. They found that short-chain ...
The differences in gut microbiota between the sexes reflects this sexual division of labour, says Stephanie Schnorr. It appears that women have more bacteria to help process fibrous plant foods, which has direct implications for their fertility and reproductive success. These findings support the key role of the gut microbiota as adaptive partners during the course of human evolution by aligning with differing diets.. Finally, the Hadza gut microbe community is a unique configuration with high levels of bacteria, like Treponema, that in western populations are often considered signs of disease, and low levels of other bacteria, like Bifidobacterium, that in western populations are considered healthy.. However, the Hadza experience little to no autoimmune diseases that would result from gut bacteria imbalances. Therefore, we must redefine our notions of healthy and unhealthy bacteria, since these distinctions are clearly dependent on the environment we live in. Genetic diversity of ...
Happy Brain, Happy Gut ! How does it work? The brain and the gut communicate via gut-brain axis, a mode of bidirectional signaling between the digestive tract and the nervous system. There are several central mechanisms by which gut bacteria can communicate with the brain. First, imbalances in gut bacteria can trigger inflammation by increasing the permeability of the intestinal lining, which allows toxins to seep into the bloodstream. Research has linked pro-inflammatory markers (cytokines) and increased intestinal permeability with anxiety and depression. Secondly, bacteria can produce neurotransmitters, which are carried through the blood to the brain. Bacteria can also stimulate specific nerves in the gut that then transmit information to the brain. Fortunately, you can support gut health (and therefore mental health) by eating a diet thats rich in probiotics -- the friendly gut bacteria that support digestion and a balanced microbiome, and are known to boost immune and neurological ...