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Microbiota Newsletter n°5
GUT-BRAIN AXIS: AN UPDATE ON CURRENT KNOWLEDGE
The enteric nervous system is a true “second brain” that not only regulates intestinal motricity, but also transmits data to the central nervous system with the assistance of the gastrointestinal microbiota, and communicates bidirectionally with it. In the past decade, an increasing number of scientific works on this gut-brain axis have been carried out and several studies have revealed its potential implications in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions.
An expert's opinion
« The first damage of taking antibiotics is the development of antibiotic resistance »
The intestinal microbiota is an organ in its own right.
Better characterized thanks to metagenomics, it is gradually giving up its secrets. Highly diversified, it lives in close relationship with its host. Formed from birth, it is specific to each individual and fulfills different functions within the body: barrier effect, trophic, metabolic and immune functions, etc., as well as others that remain to be elucidated.
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