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Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology
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Project: Metagenomic Analyses of Alcohol Induced Pathogenic Alterations in the Intestinal Microbiome and Liver Injury and Prevention by Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG Treatment

University Association: Louisville
Collaborator Name: Shirish Barve Ph.D.
Email: shirish.barve@louisville.edu

Enteric dysbiosis plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. Our study details the chronic alcohol feeding-induced changes in the gut microbial community by metagenomic analyses of the fecal microbiome in a murine model of ALD. Moreover, the effects of probiotic supplementation (Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, LGG) are also evaluated.