While celiac disease affects predominantly the small intestine, the contribution of the small intestinal microbiota has been largely understudied. New findings characterize the duodenal microbiota in patients with active celiac disease and explores its functional relevance.

Genetic predisposition alone cannot fully explain the current rise of food sensitivities, like celiac disease. Scientists have characterized the bacterial enzyme elastase involved in driving immune activation and worsening reactions to gluten in genetically susceptible hosts.

The Gut Microbiota News Watch 2017 Top 10

27 Dec 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

Throughout 2017 the gut microbiota research saw some major breakthroughs, and more than 50 articles have been published on our platform.