Gastroenterology. 2020-11-01; 159.5: 1839-1852.

Intestinal Virome Signature Associated With Severity of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Lang S, Demir M, Martin A, Jiang L, Zhang X, Duan Y, Gao B, Wisplinghoff H, Kasper P, Roderburg C, Tacke F, Steffen HM, Goeser T, Abraldes JG, Tu XM, Loomba R, Stärkel P, Pride D, Fouts DE, Schnabl B

PMID: 32652145


Alterations in the gut microbiome have been associated with the severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Previous studies focused exclusively on the bacteria in the microbiome; we investigated changes in the viral microbiome (virome) in patients with NAFLD.