Researchers Say Body’s Own Sticky Molecules are Key to Keeping Good Bacteria in the Gut

Researchers Say Body’s Own Sticky Molecules are Key to Keeping Good Bacteria in the Gut
In a new study, researchers hypothesize that the adhesive, or sticky molecules released by the gut can be used as a positive mechanism to preserve good bacteria in the gut, as well as a negative selection for certain harmful microbes. The scientists used a computational model to study the host-mediated adhesion process and its effects

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2 comments

  1. Rob says:

    I’m not sure if I follow. How would we induce production of mucus and immunoglobulin A? Would they be introduced through oral supplementation, some supplement that stimulates it, a drug that stimulates it, or genetic modification?

    Perhaps introducing the certain combination of probiotics would bring that back into balance. Seeing the therapeutic effects of certain probiotics thus far should show us that it is highly probable that our symbiotic relationship with beneficial organisms can lead to amazing positive changes in our biology.

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