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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


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TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

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Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
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Denver TMAU Test Lab survey click here
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USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hepatic portal vein : an explanation

This is an attempt to explain how things absorbed from the gut end up in the hepatic portal vein awaiting assessment by the liver, before then entering the main circulation.

The body will do all it can to keep the main circulating blood as clean as possible. With regards to the things absorbed from the gut, it has 2 main ways of making sure the absorbed material is as clean as possible before entering the main circulation: The gut wall barrier, and the hepatic portal vein 'waiting room', which is where all the absorbed material ends up and is then procesed by the liver, usually by the xenobiotic enzymes altering them

1. The gut wall barrier: Simply stops molecules too big from being absorbed into the portal vein when working correctly.
2. The portal vein: You can think of it as a waiting line for a screening check by the liver, before entrance to the main circulation. These molecules will (usually) be absorbable size, and for the most part the xenobiotic enzymes of the liver will then alter (neutralizing) the 'baddies' and possibly activate the 'goodies' (if need be). Once assessed and altered by the liver, it then enters the main bloodstream.

It's probably not as simple as that, but in general that's probably what mostly happens.

contents of the gut >>
gut wall keeps molecules too big from being absorbed (this is where leaky gut is a concern) >>
then enters the hepatic portal vein awaiting assessment by the liver>>
then the liver alters/neutralizes/activates the molecules >>
only then enters the main circulation


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