Microbially Produced Acetate: A “Missing Link” in Understanding Obesity?

Chad M. Trent, Martin J. Blaser

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Numerous studies have connected the gut microbiome with diet-induced obesity; however, mechanistic explanations for the host-microbial interactions are needed. Perry et al. (2016) present studies suggesting that microbially produced acetate (MPA) increases post-prandial insulin release via a sequential and integrated gut, brain, and pancreatic signaling network promoting energy retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-10
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 12 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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