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Cell. 2015 Apr 9;161(2):193-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.033.

Gut microbiota: the link to your second brain.

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1
Program in Barrier Immunity and Repair, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA; Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
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Program in Barrier Immunity and Repair, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA; Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. Electronic address: ybelkaid@niaid.nih.gov.

Abstract

Serotonin is a highly ubiquitous signaling molecule that plays a role in the regulation of various physiological functions. Several lines of evidence, including the present work from Hsiao and colleagues, demonstrate that, in the gut, microbial-derived metabolites affect the production of serotonin that in turn impacts host physiological functions.

PMID:
25860600
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2015.03.033
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