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Microbiome: Keeping rhythm with your gut

Nature Microbiology volume 2, Article number: 16273 (2017) | Download Citation

Rhythmic colonization of gut bacteria on mucosal surfaces is promoted by time-dependent feeding, and is now shown to drive circadian expression of host genes that are involved in functions such as drug detoxification in the liver.

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  1. Liping Zhao and Chenhong Zhang are at the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China.

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