Effects of the intestinal microbiota on behavior and brain biochemistry

Eoin Barrett, Timothy G. Dinan, John F. Cryan, Eamonn Martin Quigley, Fergus Shanahan, Paul W. O'Toole, Gerald F. Fitzgerald, Catherine Stanton, R. Paul Ross

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Abstract

Increasing evidence is emerging about the influence of the gut microbiota on the brain-gut axis, which has led to the concept of the brain-gut-enteric microbiota axis. In order to study this signaling mechanism, a number of approaches have been used involving animal models which examine the influence of the microbiota on brain function as discussed below. This review focuses on the influence of the gut microbiota on the gut-brain axis, bioactive metabolite production, and the use of probiotics to modulate metabolism and behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-63
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume107
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science

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