gut microbes and autoimmunity

Gut and Gingival Bacteria: Game Changers or Innocent Bystanders in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Gut and Gingival Bacteria: Game Changers or Innocent Bystanders in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Several publications in the last 2-3 years brought more interest in the link between gut and gingival bacteria or microbiota, and human health and diseases, and particularly their possible game changer role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. The human gastrointestinal tract comprises approximately 1014 bacterial microbes and amounts to a biomass of approximately 2 […]

New Link between Gut Microbes, Sex Hormones and Autoimmunity Protection

New Link between Gut Microbes, Sex Hormones and Autoimmunity Protection

A recent report by Janet Markle et al., in Science magazine, identifies a possible causative link between gut microbiota and sex hormone production that may drive protection from autoimmunity. The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract houses an extensive microbial ecosystem, represented by trillions of microorganisms located in our intestines. In fact, there are 10 times more […]