Issue 24October 2022
Special report

Gut-brain axis: the master controller ?

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    The gut-brain axis is a fascinating field of research, which today forms the subject of multiple works. This topic was the subject of a special report in the second edition of La Revue des Microbiotes, published in 2015. The number of publications on the topic has since skyrocketed, and knowledge has widely advanced.

    There has been an accumulation in proof of the existence of two-way interactions between the gut and the brain, and the crucial role played by gut microbiota in these exchanges. We therefore felt it was essential to devote a new issue to this field, in order to review the basic knowledge and in particular to have an overview of how the gut-brain axis and gut microbiota contribute to the response to stress and to brain development, and how they are involved in various pathologies such as autism, Parkinson’s disease, psychiatric disorders and irritable bowel syndrome.

    The editorial board would like to thank Sylvie Rabot, Alexis Mosca and Pascal Derkinderen, for their contributions to the special report and Guillaume Fond and Julien Scanzi for having agreed to answer their questions.

    Happy reading!

    The Revue des Microbiotes scientific committee.

    Table of contents

    • Special Report

      • Gut-brain axis: the master controller ?
        Scientific committee : Alexis Mosca
        Contributors : Sylvie Rabot, Pascal Derkinderen
    • Interview

      • Psychiatry and the gut-brain axis
        Contributors :
      • Irritable bowel syndrome and the gut-brain axis
        Contributors : Julien Scanzi
    • In Brief

    • Microbiota News

    • The Microbiota Chronicle

      • Female infertility: the Lactobacillus inersE pathway
        Scientific committee : Jean-Marc Bohbot
      • Transfer of microbiota from mother to baby: new data
        Scientific committee : Alexis Mosca
      • Atmospheric pollution: upper respiratory tract to better predict the risk of childhood asthma
        Scientific committee : Geneviève Héry-Arnaud
      • Spina bifida: the intestinal epithelial barrier is also altered
        Scientific committee : Stanislas Bruley des Varannes
      • Lung-gut axis: a sensitivity pathway?
        Scientific committee : Cyrille Hoarau
    • Focus

      • Oncology - Tumour microbiota: a new paradigm in personalized cancer treatment
        Scientific committee : Jacques Amar
      • Urology - Recurrent urinary tract infections: a gut-bladder axis that is more complex than expected
        Scientific committee : Jean-Marc Bohbot
      • Metabolism - Our genes alone will not help us!
        Scientific committee : Bruno Pot
      • Metabolism - Eating seaweed? More sushi thanks to my microbiota!
        Scientific committee : Philippe Gérard
      • Gastroenterology - Persistent carbohydrate metabolism disorders after gastric bypass: a major contribution from gut microbiota.
        Scientific committee : Stanislas Bruley des Varannes
      • Neonatology - HMO: towards better characterization for targeted supplements?
        Scientific committee : Alexis Mosca
    • Taxonomic Reference


    • Interview

      Dr Julien Scanzi

      Gastroenterologist and hepatologist, Thiers

    • Special Report

      Prof. Pascal Derkinderen

      Neurology professor, Neurology Unit at Nantes University Hospital, Nantes University and Inserm U1235

    • Special Report

      Sylvie Rabot

      University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, Micalis Institute, Jouyen-Josas, France

    Scientific committee

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