Toward effective probiotics for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders

Jack A. Gilbert, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dorota L. Porazinska, Sophie J. Weiss, Rob Knight

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Hsaio and colleagues link gut microbes to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a mouse model. They show that ASD symptoms are triggered by compositional and structural shifts of microbes and associated metabolites, but symptoms are relieved by a Bacteroides fragilis probiotic. Thus probiotics may provide therapeutic strategies for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1446-1448
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 19 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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