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Gut Bacteria Likely To Shed Light On Stress Link To Autoimmune Disease

Auto immunity is considered as one of the greatest threats for human being since the immune system of the body starts to attack its own organs cells and tissues. In this condition, T-cells consider other bodily cells as foreign bodies.

According to NIAID, there are more than 70 diseases which are related to autoimmunity. Researchers through separate research have revealed a connection between stress and autoimmunity diseases. Few scientists have also discovered a bacterium which is present in the gut of mice. These bacteria increase the helper T-cells and increase the level of stress.

While speaking to the press, Orly Avni said that microbes and immune system of a body do serious cross talk. She further said that due to this process a human body gets prone to autoimmune attacks. As per the latest statement released by AARDA more than 45 million citizens of America are suffering from an autoimmune disorder. Researchers also stated that autoimmune diseases occur more frequently in females.

Few scientists also believe that there is a direct relation between autoimmune disease and the genes of a person. Scientists provided an example of multiple sclerosis in which the immune system of the body attacks myelin. The disease can lead to complete devastation where a person loses the ability to coordinate in a proper fashion.

To study the relation of stress and autoimmune diseases scientists used two groups of mice viz. social stress as well as the control group. They provide a competitive environment to social stress group. By the end of the research, they found that socially stressed group has a high number of Bilophila as well as Dehalobacterium.

Investigators also stated that due to stressful condition some of the genes in the gut of mice have altered. During an exclusive interview, Avni stated that the present research needs a thorough investigation to watch the outcomes in the long time period.

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