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Unformatted text preview: igest and absorb what chemicals they can (prebiotics) in a
process called fermentation. They produce short chain fatty acids as end products
3. The resident microbes produce some vitamins (vitamin K, some B vitamins) as a
by product of their metabolism. Some of their end products can have hormone
4. The resident microbes produce gases during their digestion and consumption of
the ileal chyme. (carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen sulfide).
5 Newly arriving live microbes (probiotic or other) seek to get a foothold in the
microbial ecosystem and multiply. microbes co-operate and compete 7 02/03/2012
2. mucus layer -protects epithelial layer from damage
lumen microbes colonic epithelial
cells lumen microbes
*(they 'talk' to us… and we take 'samples' of who 'they' are…) Gastric Bypass Surgery –
More Than Just Reducing the Stomach? morbid
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