In this book an attempt has been made to give an update on the flora of the human digestive tract and its role in disease. This is a subject that has implications in many disciplines and therefore is aimed at not only microbiologists, but also clinicians, dentists, medical researchers, biochemists, and toxicologists who have a background knowledge of bacteriology but are not necessarily directly involved in research into the metabolic actions of gut bacteria.
1. Microbial Flora of The Gastrointestinal Tract 2. Factors Affect Bacterial Metabolism 3. Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Glycosides 4. Bacterial Metabolism of Dietary Fibre 5. The Metabolism of Bile Acids 6. Metabolism of Neutral Steroids 7. Metabolism of Ammonia, Urea, and Amino Acids, and their Significance in Liver Disease 8. Gut Bacteria and the Metabolism of Aromatic Amino Acids 9. Nitrate Metabolism 10. Gut Bacteria and the Enterohepatic Circulation of Foreign Compounds 11. The Metabolism of Oral Bacteria in Health And Disease 12. Bacterial Metabolism And Acute Enteric Infection 13. Bacterial Metabolism and the Diagnosis of Small Bowel and Gastric Overgrowth 14. Interrelationship Between Bacteria and Mucosa of The Gastrointestinal Tract 15. Bacteria and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 16. Bacterial Metabolism and Human Cancer