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Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease

19:00 EST 13 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(Waseda University) Professor Hattori and Professor Kenya Honda of Keio University School of Medicine led research to investigate the relationship between salivary microbes and IBD, and they found that when the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae colonizes in an intestine out of microbial balance, immune cells called T helper 1 (TH1) become overactive in the gut, resulting in intestinal inflammation leading to the onset of IBD.

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