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Gut microbiota: next frontier in understanding human health and development of biotherapeutics

Overview of attention for article published in Biologics: Targets & Therapy, July 2011
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 235)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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2 Facebook pages
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Title
Gut microbiota: next frontier in understanding human health and development of biotherapeutics
Published in
Biologics: Targets & Therapy, July 2011
DOI 10.2147/btt.s19099
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Authors

Satya Prakash, Laetitia Rodes, Michael Coussa-Charley, Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Catherine Tomaro-Duchesneau, Coussa-Charley, Rodes

Abstract

The gut microbiota is a remarkable asset for human health. As a key element in the development and prevention of specific diseases, its study has yielded a new field of promising biotherapeutics. This review provides comprehensive and updated knowledge of the human gut microbiota, its implications in health and disease, and the potentials and limitations of its modification by currently available biotherapeutics to treat, prevent and/or restore human health, and future directions. Homeostasis of the gut microbiota maintains various functions which are vital to the maintenance of human health. Disruption of the intestinal ecosystem equilibrium (gut dysbiosis) is associated with a plethora of human diseases, including autoimmune and allergic diseases, colorectal cancer, metabolic diseases, and bacterial infections. Relevant underlying mechanisms by which specific intestinal bacteria populations might trigger the development of disease in susceptible hosts are being explored across the globe. Beneficial modulation of the gut microbiota using biotherapeutics, such as prebiotics, probiotics, and antibiotics, may favor health-promoting populations of bacteria and can be exploited in development of biotherapeutics. Other technologies, such as development of human gut models, bacterial screening, and delivery formulations eg, microencapsulated probiotics, may contribute significantly in the near future. Therefore, the human gut microbiota is a legitimate therapeutic target to treat and/or prevent various diseases. Development of a clear understanding of the technologies needed to exploit the gut microbiota is urgently required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Australia 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 312 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 66 20%
Student > Bachelor 50 15%
Student > Master 50 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 14%
Other 22 7%
Other 61 19%
Unknown 33 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 116 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 64 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 4%
Chemistry 8 2%
Other 44 13%
Unknown 45 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2021.
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#1,223,434
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Outputs from Biologics: Targets & Therapy
#4
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#8,087
of 137,095 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biologics: Targets & Therapy
#1
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