Author(s): Cadwell K
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Abstract Viruses affect host physiology beyond causing acute disease, thereby giving rise to the concept that the virome is a component of the microbiome. However, the role of the enteric virome is understudied relative to the fast-paced research examining commensal bacteria in the intestine. In this article, I discuss our recent work on murine norovirus indicating that an animal virus in the intestine can provide many of the signals to the host that have been attributed to commensal bacteria. Our findings suggest that the surge in microbiome research should incorporate examination of the enteric virome. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
This article was published in J Virol
and referenced in Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders