Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 11 (5), 247-51

A Dynamic Partnership: Celebrating Our Gut Flora


A Dynamic Partnership: Celebrating Our Gut Flora

Cynthia L Sears. Anaerobe.


Emerging data indicate that humans enjoy health through a productive collaboration with their colonizing flora, the majority of whom reside in the colon. This minireview provides a perspective on recent data and the exciting scientific challenges ahead.

Similar articles

  • The Long-Term Health Effects of Neonatal Microbial Flora
    ME Conroy et al. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9 (3), 197-201. PMID 19398905. - Review
    There is a complex interaction between the bacteria within the developing gut and the immune system of the host. Colonization of the neonatal gut represents a critical wi …
  • Bacterial Overgrowth as a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    SM Riordan et al. Curr Opin Gastroenterol 22 (6), 669-73. PMID 17053447. - Review
    Recent studies provide increasing support for the concept that disturbances in gut flora occur in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and that such abnormalities may c …
  • Importance of Microbial Colonization of the Gut in Early Life to the Development of Immunity
    D Kelly et al. Mutat Res 622 (1-2), 58-69. PMID 17612575. - Review
    The mammalian gastrointestinal tract harbors a complex microbiota consisting of between 500 and 1000 distinct microbial species. Comparative studies based on the germ-fre …
  • Alterations in Intestinal Microbial Flora and Human Disease
    M Othman et al. Curr Opin Gastroenterol 24 (1), 11-6. PMID 18043226. - Review
    We focus on the example of an abnormal expansion of gut microbial flora into the small bowel or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and discuss the effects of bacterial …
  • Malaria Vaccine: Latest Update and Challenges Ahead
    R Chattopadhyay et al. Indian J Exp Biol 47 (7), 527-36. PMID 19761036. - Review
    Development of an effective malaria vaccine remains one of the biggest challenges faced by modern science. Although in the last decade tremendous advances have taken plac …
See all similar articles

Cited by 70 PubMed Central articles

See all "Cited by" articles

LinkOut - more resources