Project: CirculAting Bile Acids as biomarkers of metabolic health - Linking microbiotA, Diet and Health

WHAT: Bile acids (BA) through TGR5 and FXR regulate mammalian inflammation, lipid, glucose, and energy metabolism, and are in turn regulated by diet: microbe interactions in the gut. CABALA_DIET&HEALTH aims to establish circulating BA profiles as biomarkers of health, modulated by diet which reflect a change in metabolic health. WHO: Partner (Coordinator): Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy. Partner: Gianfagna Francesco, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy. Partner: Susan Joyce, University College Cork, Ireland. Partner: Julie Lovegrove, University of Reading, UK. Collaborator: Iris Shai, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. HOW: Using existing data and new mechanistic studies we will provide direct evidence in humans that diet: gut microbiota interactions modulate plasma BA profiles and modulate host health. Our aim is to identify plasma BA profiles as health biomarkers and establish microbiota modulation of BA signalling as a unifying molecular basis for efficacious probiotic, prebiotic and polyphenol functional foods.

Acronym CABALA_Diet&Health (Reference Number: 578)
Duration 01/03/2017 - 01/03/2020
Network ERA-HDHL
Call Call for Joint Transnational Research Proposals: Biomarkers for Nutrition and Health

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Observer Israel
1 Fondazione Edmund Mach Coordinator Italy
2 University Of Reading Partner United Kingdom
3 University College Cork Partner Ireland
4 EPIMED Research Center, University of Insubria Partner Italy