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Christensenella minuta

RANK: Species

TAXONOMY: Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Christensenellaceae -> Christensenella -> Christensenella minuta

OVERVIEW:

C. minuta is found in higher concentrations in lean people.The bacterium Christensenella minuta, a type of naturally-occurring bacteria in the stomach could fight off quick weight gain that usually leads to obesity. Christensenella also seems to sit at the centre of a large network of microbes; if it’s there, these others are likely to show up too. And it influences our weight: it’s more common in lean people, and it can reduce weight gain in mice. Christensenella often co-exists with an entourage of other microbes, including other mystery groups that haven’t been properly named. Their concurrence might be coincidence: the same genes could be selecting for many microbes independently. Alternatively, the entourage might actually be partners, producing nutrients that nourish each other. Either way, they form a consistent social network with Christensenella at its core.

This species has been identified as a resident in the human gastrointestinal tract based on the phylogenetic framework of its small subunit ribosomal RNA gene sequences.[PMC 4262072]



TAGS
Keystone
Core species
Type species
Pathogen
Dysbiosis associated
Flora/ commensal
Gut associated
Probiotic
Leanness
Obesity
Skin microbiome
Fecal distribution
Oral microbiome
Vaginal microbiome
Butyrate producer
Catalase producer
Histamine producer
Food fermenter
Amylolytic
Propionate producer
Nitrifying
INTERACTIONS
KEGG PATHWAYS

CLUSTERS WITH
METABOLOMICS       
NUTRIENTS/ SUBSTRATES
  • D-Glucose [parent]

  • ENDPRODUCTS
  • Butyrate [parent]
  • Acetate [parent]

  • INHIBITED BY

    ENHANCED BY
  • Resistant starch (type IV) [parent]

  • BIOTRANSFORMS

    BIOTRANFORM
    ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE   BIOFILM FORMERS   COGEM PATHOGENICITY   

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