Exploring the multifactorial aspects of Gut Microbiome in Parkinson’s Disease

Sujith Pavan, Arvind N. Prabhu, Sankar Prasad Gorthi, Bhabatosh Das, Ankur Mutreja, Vignesh Shetty, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Mamatha Ballal

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Advanced research in health science has broadened our view in approaching and understanding the pathophysiology of diseases and has also revolutionised diagnosis and treatment. Ever since the establishment of Braak’s hypothesis in the propagation of alpha-synuclein from the distant olfactory and enteric nervous system towards the brain in Parkinson’s Disease (PD), studies have explored and revealed the involvement of altered gut microbiota in PD. This review recapitulates the gut microbiome associated with PD severity, duration, motor and non-motor symptoms, and antiparkinsonian treatment from recent literature. Gut microbial signatures in PD are potential predictors of the disease and are speculated to be used in early diagnosis and treatment. In brief, the review also emphasises on implications of the prebiotic, probiotic, faecal microbiota transplantation, and dietary interventions as alternative treatments in modulating the disease symptoms in PD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-706
Number of pages14
JournalFolia Microbiologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 10-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology


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