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Role of Yeasts in Healthy and Impaired Gut Microbiota: The Gut Mycome

Author(s): Gianluca Ianiro, Giovanni Bruno, Loris Lopetuso, Francesca Bartoli Beghella, Lucrezia Laterza, Francesca D'Aversa, Giovanni Gigante, Giovanni Cammarota and Antonio Gasbarrini

Affiliation: “A. Gemelli” University Hospital, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A. Gemelli 8, Rome, 00168, Italy.


Although several studies have been published on the gut microbiota composition, they are mainly focused on bacteria. Therefore, the world of gut yeasts, the “gut mycome”, is still unclear. Over the last years, brand new gut microbiota analysis techniques have been applied to the study of yeasts, with exciting results both in health and in disease. A therapeutic potential for many gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal diseases has been recognized for selected yeast strains, such as Saccharomyces boulardii. This narrative review represents an overview of the new evidences regarding the “gut mycome”.

Keywords: Gut mycome, gut microbiota, Saccharomyces boulardii, yeasts.

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Article Details

Page: [4565 - 4569]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/13816128113196660723
Price: $58