The impact of intestinal microbiota on bio-medical research: definitions, techniques and physiology of a “new frontier”

The impact of intestinal microbiota on bio-medical research: definitions, techniques and physiology of a “new frontier”

Authors

  • Andrea Ticinesi Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Antonio Nouvenne Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Claudio Tana Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Beatrice Prati Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Nicoletta Cerundolo Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Chiara Miraglia Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gian Luigi de' Angelis Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Francesco Di Mario Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Tiziana Meschi Dipartimento Medico-Geriatrico-Riabilitativo, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Keywords:

microbiome, dysbiosis, metagenomics, aging, nutrition, exercise

Abstract

In recent years the metagenomics techniques have allowed to study composition and function of the intestinal microbiota. The microbiota is a new frontier of biomedical research to be explored and there is growing evidence of its fundamental health-promoting activity. The present review gives a synthetic overview on the characteristics and the role of the microbiota in the adult with particular reference to physiology, pathophysiology and relationships with the host and the environment.

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Published

17-12-2018

How to Cite

1.
Ticinesi A, Nouvenne A, Tana C, Prati B, Cerundolo N, Miraglia C, et al. The impact of intestinal microbiota on bio-medical research: definitions, techniques and physiology of a “new frontier”. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];89(9-S):52-9. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7906