Microbial metabolic pathways with significantly altered abundances in the gut communities of IBD patients. Abundance of KEGG metabolic pathways in microbiome samples is colored by disease state and, when significant, stratified by ileal involvement. Basic metabolism (for example, most amino acid biosynthesis) and SCFA production were reduced in abundance in disease, while biosynthesis and transport of compounds advantageous for oxidative stress (for example, sulfur, cysteine, riboflavin) and adherence/pathogenesis (for example, secretion) were increased.
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