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 to be uncovered.
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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. In recent years, their role as signaling molecules involved in the regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism has been revealed in a growing number of studies.