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Butyrate and propionate are two important short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced in the human gut. They have been shown to have significant immune system effects in the intestinal mucosa, by inducing the differentiation of T-regulatory cells via inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC). This enzyme keeps chromatin from unwinding and, therefore, inhibits gene transcription.
Coffee helps develop healthy gut microbes and aids bowel movements

Coffee helps develop healthy gut microbes and aids bowel movements

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dietary fiber could help prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Researchers uncover specific microbial signatures of intestinal disease

Researchers uncover specific microbial signatures of intestinal disease

Researchers reveal how dietary intervention can help prevent autoimmune disease in mice

Researchers reveal how dietary intervention can help prevent autoimmune disease in mice

Gut microbiome plays role in immune system regulation, study finds

Gut microbiome plays role in immune system regulation, study finds

Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia

Maryland researchers receive grant to study the brain-to-gut connection in schizophrenia

Cranberry consumption modifies impact of animal-based diet on gut health

Cranberry consumption modifies impact of animal-based diet on gut health

Study finds link between refined soluble fibers, gut microbiota and liver cancer

Study finds link between refined soluble fibers, gut microbiota and liver cancer

Healthy gut microbiome shown to be important for recovery after heart attack

Healthy gut microbiome shown to be important for recovery after heart attack

Cancer undercuts ability of normal cells to consume glucose, finds study

Cancer undercuts ability of normal cells to consume glucose, finds study

Antibiotics actually kill 'good' bacteria and worsen oral infection, finds study

Antibiotics actually kill 'good' bacteria and worsen oral infection, finds study

UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes

UNC scientists reveal new approach to prevent obesity and diabetes

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

Dietary fiber may delay memory loss, brain inflammation during old age

Scientists develop probiotic 'cocktail' derived from infant feces

Scientists develop probiotic 'cocktail' derived from infant feces

Eating white button mushrooms could improve regulation of glucose in the liver

Eating white button mushrooms could improve regulation of glucose in the liver

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Eating high fiber foods may decrease effects of stress on gut and behavior

Eating high fiber foods may decrease effects of stress on gut and behavior

New study reveals how ‘good’ bacteria help in regulating our metabolism

New study reveals how ‘good’ bacteria help in regulating our metabolism

Replacing potatoes or rice with lentils can reduce blood glucose levels, study shows

Replacing potatoes or rice with lentils can reduce blood glucose levels, study shows

Mangos found to be more effective in reducing symptoms of constipation

Mangos found to be more effective in reducing symptoms of constipation