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Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, December 2017
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Title
Gut microbiome production of short-chain fatty acids and obesity in children
Published in
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, December 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10096-017-3143-0
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Authors

Selvasankar Murugesan, Khemlal Nirmalkar, Carlos Hoyo-Vadillo, Matilde García-Espitia, Daniela Ramírez-Sánchez, Jaime García-Mena

Abstract

Obesity has been a worldwide multifactorial epidemic malady for the last 2 decades. Changes in gut microbiota composition and its metabolites - short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) - have been associated with obesity. Recent evidence suggests that SCFAs made by the gut microbiota may regulate directly or indirectly physiological and pathological processes in relation to obesity. We review the influence of gut microbiota in energy, glucose, and lipid homeostasis control via their metabolites. Gut microbial disturbances in obese children may have a role in their metabolism. At first glance, excessive short-chain fatty acids produced by a particular gut microbiota represent an additional energy source, and should cause an imbalance in energy regulation, contributing to obesity. However, simultaneously, SCFA participates in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from the pancreatic β-cells through interaction with the FFA2 and FFA3 receptors, and release of peptide hormones which control appetite. This apparent contradictory situation may indicate the involvement of additional particular bacteria or bacterial components or metabolites that may trigger regulatory cascades by interaction with some G-protein-coupled membrane receptors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 78 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Researcher 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Master 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 16 21%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 9%
Chemistry 4 5%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 18 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2018.
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#609,230
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Outputs from European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
#20
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#27,953
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
#1
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