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Gut microbiota and Immune defenses
This thematic paper titled describes the latest advances on the link between gut flora and immune defenses. It sheds light on the current knowledge and outlooks and focuses on 3 key points: the involvement of the microbiota in the development of the immune system, its role in diseases with strong immunity and inflammatory components (T1DM, CIBD, among others), and the benefits of the modulation of commensal gut bacteria to prevent some infections.Read more
An expert's opinion
« It is known that the bacteria of celiac patients metabolize differently from those harbored by healthy individuals »
The intestinal microbiota is an organ in its own right.
Better characterized thanks to metagenomics, it is gradually giving up its secrets. Highly diversified, it lives in close relationship with its host. Formed from birth, it is specific to each individual and fulfills different functions within the body: barrier effect, trophic, metabolic and immune functions, etc., as well as others that remain to be elucidated.
The vaginal microbiota is an ecosystem constituted of microorganisms, where the genus Lactobacillus predominates. Its equilibrium is fragile and changes in its composition cause infections.Voir
Cutaneous microbiota is extremely diverse. Its composition varies according to the cutaneous zone and between individuals, and its imbalance is associated with skin diseases.Voir
The pulmonary microbiota was unknown for a long time, since it was commonly accepted that healthy lungs are sterile. This paradigm was cast into doubt with the discovery of the various human microbiota.Voir
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