Scientists link gut bacteria to EAE (and call it MS)

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Scientists link gut bacteria to EAE (and call it MS)

Postby rainer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:02 pm

http://www.physorg.com/news198765070.html

"As we gained an appreciation for how profoundly the gut microbiota can affect the immune system, we decided to ask if symbiotic bacteria are the missing variable in these mice with MS," he says.

To find out, Mazmanian and his colleagues tried to induce MS in animals that were completely devoid of the microbes that normally inhabit the digestive system. "Lo and behold, these sterile animals did not get sick," he says.

Then the researchers decided to see what would happen if bacteria were reintroduced to the germ-free mice. But not just any bacteria. They inoculated mice with one specific organism, an unculturable bug from a group known as segmented filamentous bacteria. In prior studies, these bacteria had been shown to lead to intestinal inflammation and, more intriguingly, to induce in the gut the appearance of a particular immune-system cell known as Th17. Th17 cells are a type of T helper cell—cells that help activate and direct other immune system cells. Furthermore, Th17 cells induce the inflammatory cascade that leads to multiple sclerosis in animals.

"The question was, if this organism is inducing Th17 cells in the gut, will it be able to do so in the brain and central nervous system?" Mazmanian says. "Furthermore, with that one organism, can we restore to sterile animals the entire inflammatory response normally seen in animals with hundreds of species of gut bacteria?"

The answer? Yes on all counts. Giving the formerly germ-free mice a dose of one species of segmented filamentous bacteria induced Th17 not only in the gut but in the central nervous system and brain—and caused the formerly healthy mice to become ill with MS-like symptoms.
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Postby Dahlia » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:22 am

I just found this article on my usual look through MS news on google - and just thought 'wonders will never cease' ..........
here I am - have been throwing up for 3/4 days and someone starts talking about the gut and MS.

Fortunately it seems to have calmed a little. I started on a probiotic 2 days ago. Hope it helps.....................
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Eliminate ALL the BAD stuff!!!

Postby jackD » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:39 am

O.K.--- I have decided to rid my gut of ALL bacteria. I will take massive antibiotics to kill the bacterias and (correction - Valtrex 500 mg + Interferon Beta) to rid my self of ALL viruses. I will stop eating ALL fats and ALL proteins and ALL carbohydrates and ALL sugars and eliminate ALL SALT from my diet.

When I sober up I might modify a few of these statements a TAD.

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Postby Algis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:05 am

Antibiotics will not get you rid of viruses.

You need fat to build myelin.

We need all; but in a balanced way.
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:05 am

O.K.--- I have decided to rid my gut of ALL bacteria. I will take massive antibiotics(correction - Valtrex 500 mg + Interferon Beta) to rid my self of ALL viruses. I will stop eating ALL fats and ALL proteins and ALL carbohydrates and ALL sugars.

When I sober up I might modify a few of these statements a TAD.

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