Journal of hepatology. 2022-04-01; 76.4: 788-799.

The fecal mycobiome in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Demir M, Lang S, Hartmann P, Duan Y, Martin A, Miyamoto Y, Bondareva M, Zhang X, Wang Y, Kasper P, Bang C, Roderburg C, Tacke F, Steffen HM, Goeser T, Kruglov A, Eckmann L, Stärkel P, Fouts DE, Schnabl B

PMID: 34896404


Studies investigating the gut-liver axis have largely focused on bacteria, whereas little is known about commensal fungi. We characterized fecal fungi in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and investigated their role in a fecal microbiome-humanized mouse model of Western diet-induced steatohepatitis.