Specialized Metabolites Influence Gut Bacteria to Burn Calories & Prevent Weight Gain in the Host

Time: 9:00 am
day: Conference Day One


  • Outlining how use of xenobiotics induces weight gain in humans through influences on gut flora
  • Exploring how an animal model for risperidone-induced weight gain led to the discovery that gut bacteria display reduced metabolic rates, corresponding to the observed weight gain by the host
  • Identifying a bacterial specialized metabolite that prevents xenobiotic induced weight gain and may promote weight loss for diet induced obesity