Gut Microbe to Brain Signaling: What Happens in Vagus…

Neuron. 2019 Mar 20;101(6):998-1002. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.02.008.


The gut microbiota has emerged as a key player in health and disease. Here we discuss the vagus nerve, which connects the visceral organs and the brain, as an important communication pathway for the gut microbiota to influence brain and behavior.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Stem
  • Enteric Nervous System
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology*
  • Germ-Free Life
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Mucosa / innervation
  • Intestines / innervation
  • Vagus Nerve / physiology*