ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-070210-4
We know you are in there: Conversing with the indigenous gut microbiota
Cheesman, S.E., and Guillemin, K.
Date: 2007
Source: Research in Microbiology 158(1): 2-9 (Review)
Registered Authors: Cheesman, Sarah, Guillemin, Karen
Keywords: Microbiota, Vertebrate gut, Mutualism, Microbial-associated molecular patterns, Epithelial homeostasis, Innate immunity, Glycans
MeSH Terms: Animals; Disease Models, Animal; Homeostasis; Humans; Immunity, Innate (all 15) expand
PubMed: 17223317 Full text @ Res. Microbiol.
The vertebrate gut harbors a coevolved consortium of microbes that plays critical roles in the development and health of this organ. Here we discuss recent insights into the microbial-host molecular dialogs that shape the digestive tracts of the model vertebrates, mice and zebrafish, and consider the parallels between vertebrate-microbial mutualisms and the well-studied squid-Vibrio symbiosis.