New Study Reveals Link between Gut Microbiota and Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis is an immune-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that develops in genetically susceptible individuals and requires environmental triggers. A new study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, shows that gut microbiota could play a big role in the pathogenesis of this disease.

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Under a high magnification of 12,960x, this SEM image revealed some of the morphologic details displayed by a number of joined, Gram-negative, rod-shaped Escherichia coli bacteria. Image credit: Janice Haney Carr, CDC.

In multiple sclerosis, the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the protective coating around nerve cells.

This coating is made up of myelin — a biological membrane of protein and fatty substances — which is why research efforts to find the disease’s target antigen have so far focused on the myelin membrane’s components.

The new findings suggest that it is worth broadening the research perspective to gain a better understanding of the pathological processes.

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