The Role of Gut Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Disease
MSc in Gastroenterology, Bart's and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
*Corresponding Author: Riddhima Banerji, MSc in Gastroenterology, Bart's and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London.
Received: March 29, 2021; Published: May 07, 2021
Multiple studies have demonstrated that microorganisms in the gut play a key role in maintaining the normal function of the gastrointestinal tract. They are a diverse group of organisms which share an intricate relationship with the gut and one another, thereby helping to maintain a delicate physiological balance. Changes in the internal, cellular or external environment can disrupt this balance and result in pathological changes and disease. The last decade has witnessed important developments in the understanding of the role of gut microbiota in the genesis of gastrointestinal disease. The recent pandemic has underscored their significant function. Therefore, it is vital that research in this crucial area continues.
Keywords: Gut Microbiota; Gastrointestinal Disease; Gastrointestinal Tract
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