GPR43 - a prototypic metabolite sensor linking metabolic and inflammatory diseases

Craig McKenzie, Charles R Mackay, Laurence Macia

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    Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are released upon fermentation of dietary fiber by gut bacteria. G protein-coupled receptor 43 (GPR43), a key receptor for SCFAs, is expressed on cell types important for immunity and metabolism. GPR43 modulates both inflammatory and metabolic processes, and is crucial for understanding the pathogenesis of Western lifestyle diseases.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)511-512
    Number of pages2
    JournalTrends in Endocrinology & Metabolism
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


    • fiber
    • GPR43
    • Inflammation
    • metabolism
    • SCFAs

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