Tag: Regulatory T cell

Probiotic LGG and Butyrate Rapidly Increase Bone Density

Probiotic LGG and Butyrate Rapidly Increase Bone Density Probiotics increase bone volume in healthy mice “We were surprised by the potency of the gut microbiome in regulating bone and by the complexity of the mechanism of action of probiotics,” Pacifici says. “In general, there is a lot of interest in the concept that the gut…

Vitamin A may help autoimmune and transplant patients

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that all-trans retinoid acid enhances an important subpopulation of T cells which act as signaling modulators for immune system tolerance The same form of Vitamin A used by teenagers to combat acne might offer benefits that are more than skin deep. That’s because an international…

Fatty acid produced by gut bacteria boosts the immune system

Contact: Juliette Savin pr@riken.jp 81-048-462-1225 RIKEN     New research from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan sheds light on the role of gut bacteria on the maturation of the immune system and provides evidence supporting the use of butyrate as therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease. Published in the…

Estrogen fuels autoimmune liver damage

Contact: Ekaterina Peshva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-502-9433 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins research in mice unravels mystery behind sex disparities in drug-induced hepatitis A life-threatening condition that often requires transplantation and accounts for half of all acute liver failures, autoimmune hepatitis is often precipitated by certain anesthetics and antibiotics. Researchers say these drugs contain tiny molecules called…

Estrogen fuels autoimmune liver damage

Contact: Ekaterina Peshva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-502-9433 Johns Hopkins Medicine Johns Hopkins research in mice unravels mystery behind sex disparities in drug-induced hepatitis A life-threatening condition that often requires transplantation and accounts for half of all acute liver failures, autoimmune hepatitis is often precipitated by certain anesthetics and antibiotics. Researchers say these drugs contain tiny molecules called…

Farm moms may help children beat allergies / effect was strongest among those mothers who entered barns or drank farm milk

Public release date: 20-May-2008 ATS 2008, TORONTO—Mothers exposed to farms, particularly to barns and farm milk, while pregnant confer protection from allergies on their newborns, according to a group of German researchers, who will present their findings at the American Thoracic Society’s 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Wednesday, May 21. In a study of…

Possible biological explanation for C-section-linked allergies and asthma found

Public release date: 21-May-2008 ATS 2008, TORONTO — Scientists believe they may have identified a biological explanation for the link between cesarean-section delivery and risk of allergy and asthma in childhood. They will present their findings at the American Thoracic Society’s 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 20. Several studies have shown immunological…

New research helps explain how tumors go undetected by the body

Public release date: 19-Nov-2007 Scientists studying how immune cells are regulated in healthy individuals, have made a key discovery in understanding why tumours may go undetected by the immune system and remain untreated by the body’s own natural defences. The findings, published online this week (between 19 – 23 November) by the Proceedings of the…