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Mucus-Penetrating Microbiota: Characterization, Mechanism and Therapeutic in Metabolic Disease

Project description

When good bacteria in your intestine go rogue

The human intestine is home to a huge variety of microorganisms, called the intestinal microbiota. These are critical to keeping our immune and metabolic systems functioning properly. Sometimes our bacteria turn against us due to instigators such as emulsifiers found in certain foods. These additives may cause some bacteria in our microbiota to invade the mucous layer lining the intestine. Over the long-term, this could lead to the development of cardiovascular disease. The EU-funded INVADERS project is profiling these invaders. Confirming the link between intestinal traitors and metabolic conditions could lead to simple therapeutic interventions with far-reaching impact on obesity, diabetes, and liver and cardiovascular diseases.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 850 000

Beneficiaries (1)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 1 850 000
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations