The name comes from the Latin words “odor” and “bacter”. A combination of the two means “rod of bad smell”. Bacteria of this genus have a rod shape, and some strains are found in the mouths of dogs with gum disease, which accounts for their association with bad odor.
The bacteria are found in the human gut where they are considered “commensal”, which means “eating from the same dish”. They exist in the human body without either helping or hindering us. Although low levels of Odoribacter may mean little beyond the fact that they’re simply not present, lower concentrations are sometimes reported in patients with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
Odoribacter spp. has been reported at lower levels in humans with Ileal Crohn’s and Pancolonic Ulcerative Colitis.
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A recent study namend "Faecal bacterial and shortchain fatty acids signature in hypercholesterolemia" concluded that individuals with hypercholesterolemia possess a particular faecal bacterial signature, characterized by lower prevalence of the genera Anaeroplasma and Haemophilus and higher prevalence of Odoribacter, which seems to be associated with a wide range of blood lipid biomarkers, including those ones commonly linked to a higher risk of CVDs [...]
- Increase in Bacteroides spp. and Odoribacter spp. seen in animal-based diets.
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