Intestinal ecology in the metabolic syndrome

Michele Petruzzelli, Antonio Moschetta

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Nutritional and genetic factors alter the intestinal microflora, predisposing individuals toward metabolic syndrome. Gewirtz and coworkers (Vijay-Kumar et al., 2010), employing Toll-like receptor 5 null mice, present evidence for a direct relationship between malfunction of the innate immune system, changes in gut microbiota composition, and development of metabolic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 5 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physiology


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