Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - 3 cases

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Re: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - 3 cases

Postby Kronk » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:20 pm

Interesting study that may offer some answers to FMT...

[i]"Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 edition of Science. The study may also have uncovered reasons why females are at greater risk of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus compared to males."[i]

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 133003.htm
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Re: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - 3 cases

Postby Leonard » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:55 am

interesting article..

quote from the article: She adds, "We don't know yet how transfer of male gut microbes into females increases their testosterone, or how this process protects against autoimmunity.

well, I think the answer is simple and straightforward: more testosterone provides better (conditions for) cellular feeding.
see also the other topic New concept for MS.
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Re: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - 3 cases

Postby cervocuit » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:10 am

I can’t tell you if you do the right thing, but i hope that you’re shure that your donor in in very good health. Clinics which perfom FMT screen donors stool for many pathogens.

I’ve emailed Taymount clinc to know if they heard about Clostridium perfringen type B in MS and if they could detect it in samples. They told me that their donor tests reveal the presence or absence of clostridia as a species. And that they had a communication from Professor Borody who says that FMT should deal with all the Clostridium species, not just c.diff.
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Re: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - 3 cases

Postby NHE » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:50 am

The People's Pharmacy has recently interviewed Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, discussing fecal microbiota transplants. He is Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is chief emeritus of gastroenterology at Montefiore University Hospital in New York and a past president of the American College of Gastroenterology.

The interviews will be freely available for the next 4 weeks.


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