Microgenderome refers to the gender-specific microbiome. It has been shown to be shaped by sex hormones of the male or female host and in turn to regulate sex hormone levels and immune responses. As such, the microgenderome may contribute to the gender bias observed in chronic inflammatory diseases.
Notable articles[edit | edit source]
- 2013, Welcome to the Microgenderome
- 2013, Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome Drive Hormone-Dependent Regulation of Autoimmunity.
- 2016, Gender Gut Wars: Australian ME/CFS Study Suggests Different Gut Treatment Protocols Needed For Men and Women
- 2016, Gut bacteria play different roles in males and females
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Flak, Magdalena B; Neves, Joana F; Blumberg, Richard S (March 1, 2013), "Immunology. Welcome to the microgenderome.", Science, 339 (6123): 1044-1045, doi:10.1126/science.1236226, PMID 23449586
- Markle, Janet GM; Frank, Daniel N; Mortin-Toth, Steven; Robertson, Charles E; Feazel, Leah M; Rolle-Kampczyk, Ulrike; von Bergen, Martin; McCoy, Kathy D; Macpherson, Andrew J; Danska, Jayne S (March 1, 2013), "Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome Drive Hormone-Dependent Regulation of Autoimmunity.", Science, 339 (6123): 1044-1045, doi:10.1126/science.1233521, PMID 23328391
- Johnson, Cort (February 21, 2016), "Gender Gut Wars: Australian ME/CFS Study Suggests Different Gut Treatment Protocols Needed For Men and Women", healthrising.org
- Haggan, Megan (January 29, 2016), "Gut bacteria play different roles in males and females", Australian Journal of Pharmacy, 96
- Wallis, Amy; Butt, Henry L; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald P; Bruck, Dorothy (January 13, 2016), "Support for the Microgenderome: Associations in a Human Clinical Population", Scientific Reports, 6: 19171, doi:10.1038/srep19171, PMID 26757840
bias Bias in research is "a systematic deviation of an observation from the true clinical state".