Targeting fungi for Crohn’s disease? A fungus used in the food industry for surface ripening cheese and meat is involved in impairing colonic healing15 Sep 2021
by Andreu Prados
Scientists have discovered a fungus that delays wound healing in mice and is enriched in inflamed tissue from patients with Crohn’s disease. The findings, coupled with the discovery of an engineered yeast that suppresses inflammation in a mouse model of colitis, highlights the potential of studying fungi-host interactions in IBD.