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.
- vitamin B6
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