This chapter has reviewed some of the important intestinal bacterial interactions with nutrients, endogenously synthesized hormones and other compounds, and orally ingested drugs. Since there is no available human germfree model to compare the magnitude of the importance of the intestinal flora in the various reactions cited in this chapter it is difficult to quantitatively evaluate. Based on animal models, the intestinal microflora are not an absolute requirement for survival, however, they do influence nutrient requirements, drug responses, and the effectiveness of various endogenously produced substances. Therefore, the metabolic potential of the intestinal microflora has to be considered in human biochemical and physiological activities and responses.

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