Symposium review: Microbial endocrinology—Why the integration of microbes, epithelial cells, and neurochemical signals in the digestive tract matters to ruminant health1

Mark Lyte, Daniel N. Villageliú, Brian A. Crooker, David R. Brown

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Abstract

The union of microbiology and neurobiology, which has been termed microbial endocrinology, is defined as the study of the ability of microorganisms to produce and respond to neurochemicals that originate either within the microorganisms themselves or within the host they inhabit. It serves as the basis for an evolutionarily derived method of communication between a host and its microbiota. Mechanisms elucidated by microbial endocrinology give new insight into the ways the microbiota can affect host stress, metabolic efficiency, resistance to disease, and other factors that may prove relevant to the dairy industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5619-5628
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume101
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • epithelium
  • infection
  • microbiology
  • microbiota-gut-brain axis

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