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Akkermansia muciniphila ⇒ Akkermansia {10000154}

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Organism:
Akkermansia muciniphila
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Authoring date:
2019-05-14

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Taxonomy:
Species
Domain:
Bacteria
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Function:
Mucin-degrading

Notes


- For instance, gram negative bacteria as Proteobacteria and Akkermansia muciniphila (Verrucomicrobia), which use mucus as a carbon and Nitrogen source, adhere and reside within the mucus layer. (1)

-The colon has two distinct mucus structures: the outer layer is colonized by mucin-degrading bacteria and is characterized by the presence of Bacteroides acidifaciens, Bacteroides fragilis, Bifidobacteriaceae and Akkermansia muciniphila and the inner layer and crypts are penetrated at low density by a more restricted community that includes Bacteroides fragilis and Acinetobacter spp. (2)

- Akkermansia muciniphila is a mucin degraders, an important role in the preservation of the integrity of the gut mucus layer, thus limiting the risk of systemic inflammation

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