Ever wondered, these minuscule creatures are involved in more, than just digestion in your gut?
They are actually playing around with your feelings man! Darn it!
These tiny creatures, on the same page, also regulate the levels of serotonin in body. Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School and University of Zaragoza in Spain, studied a protein named as TLR2- that not only highlights microbiota in the gut but is also linked to serotonin transporter modulation in body.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that operates your appetite, mood, sexual desire and can also be found in the gut controlling bowels movement.
More than this, serotonin transmits impulse between nerve cells, regulates cyclic body processes and contributes to well-being and happiness.
This study, however, showed that alterations in the TLR2 protein can ruffle the serotonin level in the human body which results in malfunctioning of body processes with serotonin involvement.
Worse, that the malfunctioning of TLR2 protein can be a contributor to many inflammatory diseases.
The research was carried out in mice at cellular level, and the outcomes clearly manifest that gut microbiota controls the human physiology by controlling the serotonin levels in the body.
serotonin is believed to be involved in many other bodily functions and a shift in its state can cause serious health issues like mood disorders.
Scientists found out that this world of unseen creatures is potentially capable of controlling human behavior, under the same context, a scientist in California found out that this world of microbes in the gut can be a contributor in the onset of Parkinson’s disease as well.
Professor Jose E Mesonero from the University of Zaragoza said: “This paper opens our minds about the complex universe of this forgotten organ.”
Serotonin modulation is a crucial phenomenon in the field of neurology and this discovery can be way more useful in unwrapping more secrets hidden inside human body, and their connection to our brain