Intestinal bacteria produce neurotransmitter, could play role in inflammation

Another publication identifying a role for gut bacteria and neurotransmitter action. This bacteria was found to secrete large amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the CNS and enteric nervous system. ¬†I’ve posted about the role of gut flora and the CNS in recent days past.

Check out the short summary of the research here.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have identified commensal bacteria in the human intestine that produce a neurotransmitter that may play a role in preventing or treating inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.

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