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Stickland metabolism in the gut

The gut microorganism Clostridium sporogenes can utilize amino-acid pairs to generate energy, and the resulting metabolites circulate in host plasma.

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Fig. 1: C. sporogenes performs Stickland metabolism in the gut.

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Little, A.S., Light, S.H. Stickland metabolism in the gut. Nat Microbiol 7, 603–604 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-022-01115-x

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