Take Your Pick: Vitamins and Microbiota Facilitate Pathogen Clearance

Vanessa Sperandio

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7 Scopus citations


The gut microbiota plays a chief role in vitamin production. Changes in its membership impact the gut metabolome and host susceptibility to pathogens. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Miki et al. (2017) show that RegIIIβ impacts microbiota composition, decreasing vitamin B6 production and promoting sustained colonization by Salmonella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-131
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 8 2017


  • Salmonella
  • microbiota
  • vitamin B6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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