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The ecological community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic gastrointestinal microorganisms – an appraisal

Authors Haque SZ, Haque M

Received 1 November 2016

Accepted for publication 27 March 2017

Published 5 May 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 91—103

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CEG.S126243

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Andreas M Kaiser


Video abstract presented by Seraj Zohurul Haque.

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Seraj Zohurul Haque,1 Mainul Haque2

1School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, UK; 2Unit of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Defense Health, National Defense University of Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: The human gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by a vast population of bacteria, numbering ~100 trillion. These microorganisms have been shown to play a significant role in digestion, metabolism, and the immune system. The aim of this study was to review and discuss how the human body interacts with its gut microbiome and in turn the effects that the microorganisms have on its host, overall resulting in a true mutualistic relationship.

Keywords: gastrointestinal, commensal, symbiotic, pathogenic microorganisms
 

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