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Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member


    Researchers have revealed that the colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus...
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  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

    That is if you use cuckoogenetic mice with half their immune system missing in the first place! But Dirk Elewaut is a good scientist and the basic study is interesting - just rather misleadingly reported in science daily I think. Not sure if the mice actually got any disease or just ANA.

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