The Link between Gut Microbiome and The Brain: Impact of Prolonged Antibiotic Use

Posted on:June 13, 2016
Last Updated: January 13, 2019
Time to read: 3 minutes


Microbes colonize the gut early in life—either during pregnancy or just after birth—and these microbial communities play an integral role in the health of their host. The microbiome can interact and influence the gut-brain axis (GBA), which is a complex bidirectional communication system between the central and enteric nervous systems.


The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Mohle et al., Ly6Chi Monocytes Provide a Link Between Antibiotic-Induced Changes in Gut Microbiota and Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis, Cell Reports 15, 1-12, May 2016