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Microbiome miscommunication links to IBD

30 days ago   |   By Quadram

Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron surrounded by OMVs. Image by Martin Warren's group
Outer Membrane Vesicles produced by certain gut bacteria have a key role in regulating the immune system that's altered in Inflammatory Bowel Disease , according to a new research study comparing donated biopsy tissues from healthy people and IBD patients.
Professor Simon Carding and his team in the Quadram Institute have been studying OMVs made by a common member of the human gut microbiome, Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. Bt, like many other bacteria, uses OMVs to package up and disperse chemical messages to...
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