Document Type

Plan B - Open Access

Award Date

2020

Department

Biology and Microbiology

First Advisor

Greg Heiberger

Abstract

The microbiome gut-lung axis has been associated with asthma. Asthma is a respiratory disease that presents itself in many different ways. The microbiome is the bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses found in a particular environment. The association of the microbiome gutlung axis in an asthmatic individual compared to a healthy individual has shown that different types and/or concentrations of bacterial genera are present in an asthmatic individual compared to a healthy individual. A causal relationship between the microbiome and asthma has not yet been identified. The aim of this review is to present the association of asthma and the microbiome and present developing prevention and therapeutic treatment methods for asthma that include aspects of the microbiome. As the microbiome association with asthma knowledge increases, the microbiome prevention and therapeutic treatment options can lead to its use in more targeted medicinal approaches.

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

27

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 2020 Kathleen Olson

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