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
  • Intestinal Mucosa/microbiology*
  • Intestinal Mucosa/physiology*
  • Mice
  • Polysaccharides/metabolism
  • Signal Transduction
  • Symbiosis
  • Vertebrates/microbiology*
  • Vertebrates/physiology*
  • Zebrafish/microbiology
  • Zebrafish/physiology
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.