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Althani A.A.,Biomedical Research CenterQatar UniversityDohaQatar | Marei H.E.,Biomedical Research CenterQatar UniversityDohaQatar | Hamdi W.S.,Biomedical Research CenterQatar UniversityDohaQatar | El Zowalaty M.E.,Biomedical Research CenterQatar UniversityDohaQatar | Cenciarelli C.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience
Journal of Cellular Physiology | Year: 2016

Human microbiota are distinct communities of microorganisms that resides at different body niches. Exploration of the human microbiome has become a reality due to the availability of powerful metagenomics and metatranscriptomic analysis technologies. Recent advances in sequencing and bioinformatics over the past decade help provide a deep insight into the nature of the host-microbial interactions and identification of potential deriver genes and pathways associated with human health, well-being, and predisposition to different diseases. In the present review, we outline recent studies devoted to elucidate the possible link between the microbiota and various type of diseases. The present review also highlights the potential utilization of microbiota as a potential therapeutic option to treat a wide array of human diseases. J. Cell. Physiol. 9999: 1-7, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Source

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