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Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Jan 13;19(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.12.012.

Metformin Joins Forces with Microbes.

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Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. Electronic address: f.cabreiro@ucl.ac.uk.

Abstract

The gut microbiota is a key player regulating human physiology and can adjust its structure and metabolic activity in response to host health. A recent Nature paper by Forslund et al. (2015) reveals that microbiota adaptation to metformin treatment are responsible for the drug's therapeutic effects against type 2 diabetes.

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26764588
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10.1016/j.chom.2015.12.012
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