Historical perspective: Metchnikoff and the intestinal microbiome

Mowat, A. M. (2021) Historical perspective: Metchnikoff and the intestinal microbiome. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 109(3), pp. 513-517. (doi: 10.1002/JLB.4RI0920-599) (PMID:33630385)

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Metchnikoff's essay, Intestinal Bacteriotherapy, was written when the study of microbiology was still in its infancy and few intestinal diseases had been ascribed to a specific bacterial infection. Metchnikoff offered perceptive ideas that have become standard in today's science. This Historical Perspectives commentary examines how Metchnikoff's article influenced our field. An accompanying editorial by Siamon Gordon explores this topic further and describes the relevance of Metchnikoff's work to the current Covid‐19 infection. We also include a translation of this fundamental article by Metchnikoff, as presented by Claudine Neyen.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mowat, Professor Allan
Authors: Mowat, A. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Leukocyte Biology
ISSN (Online):1938-3673
Published Online:25 February 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Society for Leukocyte Biology
First Published:First published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology 109(3):513-517
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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