Tryptophan is a pivotal metabolite in nutrition, inflammation and the gut-brain-axis. This is an overview of what is known about this amino acid although much is left..
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Enterosynes are signaling molecules produced by intestinal bacteria that act on the enteric nervous system (ENS). Besides contributing to the gut-brain axis via their action on the ENS, these molecules have a variety of interesting biological activities, including the ability to kill cancer cells.
Recent research has shown that enterosynes can also be used to treat other diseases, such as obesity and diabetes. This exciting new discovery could lead to the development of new drugs that treat these diseases.
Why you should combine analysis of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs)
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) are well-established as important diet-based energy sources.