Microbiome metabolism breakthroughs in the Venturelli lab!

Researchers are uncovering the complex mechanisms by which human gut bacteria accomplish a variety of functions, from transforming compounds derived from food into nutrition for the host to producing molecules that impact human behavior and performance.

The Venturelli Lab has now overturned prior knowledge about how polysaccharide utilization loci (PULs) mediate the fitness and community-level interactions of Bacteroides uniformis, one of the most abundant species of bacteria in the human gut. The researchers detail their groundbreaking methods and results in the February 2022 issue of Cell Host & Microbe.

Read the full article at: https://biochem.wisc.edu/news/2022/news-microbiome-metabolism-control-knob-2022-02-28