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Article title: The gut microbiota is a major regulator of androgen metabolism in intestinal contents

Authors: Hannah Colldén, Andreas Landin, Ville Wallenius, Erik Elebring, Lars Fändriks, Maria E. Nilsson, Henrik Ryberg, Matti Poutanen, Klara Sjögren, Liesbeth Vandenput, Claes Ohlsson

From the authors: "The findings in the present study demonstrate that the [gut microbiota] in the cecum deglucuronidates high levels of glucuronidated [dihydrotestosterone] and [testosterone] found in the small intestinal content."

This study is highlighted as one of January's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.


Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism