Gut microbiota and energy homeostasis
Ponente: Salvatore Fabbiano
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Host: Xosé R. Bustelo
Salón de Actos del Centro de Investigación del Cáncer
Obesity and its comorbidities constitute a cluster of health risks that reduce life quality and expectancy. Energy homeostasis can be modulated by the activity of the brown fat and brown-like, “beige” cells that can appear in the white adipose tissue, which improve insulin sensitivity and promote weight loss.
The intestinal microbiota is a plastic ecosystem that is shaped by environmental and genetic factors, interacting with virtually all tissues of the host. Many signals result from the interplay between the microbiota with its mammalian symbiont that can influence whole-body metabolism.
In this presentation, I will talk about some of the links between gut microbiota, adipose tissue metabolism and energy homeostasis.