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Cross-talk in the gut

Jennifer E Dinalo1 and David A Relman123*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Fairchild Science Building, 299 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5124, USA

2 Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5107, USA

3 Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1207, USA

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:203  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-1-203

Published: 23 January 2009

Abstract

Modulation of host signaling by the products of microbial activity in the gut may affect weight gain and fat formation.