How stressed-out gut bacteria may trigger autoimmune response


Chronic social stress in mice induces the expression of virulent genes in the gut microbiota. The altered microbiota increases the presence of effector T helper cells in the lymph nodes and induces myelin autoreactive cells. Exposure to chronic stress, therefore, may increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases for some individuals with a susceptibility.
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Author: neurosciencenews – robotics
Date/time: 15th May 2019, 15:04

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