Microbioma intestinale umano e metabolismo corporeo: Implicazioni per obesità e diabete

Translated title of the contribution: The human gut microbiome and body metabolism: Implications for obesity and diabetes

Sridevi Devaraj, Peera Hemarajata, James Versalovic

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Abstract

Obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes are major public health challenges. Recently, interest has surged regarding the possible role of the intestinal microbiota as potential novel contributors to the increased prevalence of these three disorders. Recent advances in microbial DNA sequencing technologies have resulted in the widespread application of whole-genome sequencing technologies for metagenomic DNA analysis of complex ecosystems such as the human gut. Current evidence suggests that the gut microbiota affect nutrient acquisition, energy harvest and a myriad of host metabolic pathways. Advances in the Human Microbiome Project and human metagenomics research will lead the way toward a greater understanding of the importance and role of the gut microbiome in metabolic disorders such as obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Copyright originale

Translated title of the contributionThe human gut microbiome and body metabolism: Implications for obesity and diabetes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)639-650
Number of pages12
JournalBiochimica Clinica
Volume38
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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