Alcohol Lowers Your (Intestinal) Inhibitions

Namrata Iyer, Shipra Vaishnava

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Alcohol causes microbiota dysbiosis and breaches intestinal integrity, resulting in liver inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wang et al. (2016) demonstrate that ethanol suppresses the intestinal anti-microbial response. This enables gut bacteria to trespass to the liver and thus exacerbates the disease progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalCell host & microbe
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Cancer Research

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