• Tolulope Elizabeth Fadeyi
  • Funmilola A. Ayeni University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Keywords: Gut microbiota, brain, depression


The association of the gut microbiota with many diseased and healthy state is currently of global interest.  Depression is a disorder that is etiologically heterogeneous. There is a correlation between gut microbiota, immune responses, behaviour and pathophysiology of depression. These shows the link of microbiome and mental health, which point to a possible future of manipulation of gut microbiota for better health. This mini review compiled some existing literature on the relationship between depression and human gut microbiota.


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