Gut dopamine kick: How gut microbes turn on host receptors to fight pathogens

Eran Gutman, Yael Litvak*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Abstract

Common nutrients in our diet often affect our health through unexpected mechanisms. In a recent issue of Nature, Scott et al. show gut microbes convert dietary tryptophan into metabolites activating intestinal dopamine receptors, which can block attachment of bacterial pathogens to host cells.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)623-624
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 May 2024

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