Lactobacillus manipulates bile acids to create favorable gut environment

Lactobacillus manipulates bile acids to create favorable gut environment

Lactobacillus manipulates bile acids to create favorable gut environment

New research from North Carolina State University reveals that probiotic Lactobacillus bacteria use enzymes situationally to manipulate bile acids and promote their own survival in the gut. These findings further elucidate the complicated relationship between bile acids and gut bacteria and could eventually enable researchers to design lactobacilli with therapeutic properties, thereby engineering a healthier human gut environment.
Lactobacillus manipulates bile acids to create favorable gut environment