Four-part harmony between diet, drugs, microbes, and host


In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Zeng et al. show that a specific gut microbe causes diet-dependent attenuation of acetaminophen toxicity in mice. This link between gut microbes and toxicity is mechanistically detailed, yet intriguingly indirect, mediated by the transformation of ingested phytochemicals as opposed to the drug itself.

Cell Host & Micrbe