rheumatology
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Gut microbes linked to autoimmune diseases

Colonisation of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to autoimmune diseases, Belgian scientists report. The mice, who had no secondary lymphoid organs, were produced by interfering with lymphotoxin and Hox11, two essential proteins involved in the autoimmune response of animals. The ...

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