Amato KR, Yeoman CJ, Cerda G, Schmitt CA, Cramer JD, Miller ME, Gomez A, Turner TR, Wilson BA, Stumpf RM, Nelson KE, White BA, Knight R, Leigh SR
Variable responses of human and non-human primate gut microbiomes to a Western diet.
Microbiome. 2015-11-16; 3.53.
The human gut microbiota interacts closely with human diet and physiology. To better understand the mechanisms behind this relationship, gut microbiome research relies on complementing human studies with manipulations of animal models, including non-human primates. However, due to unique aspects of human diet and physiology, it is likely that host-gut microbe interactions operate differently in humans and non-human primates.