Vaccine against gut bacteria mobility may protect against digestive tract ulcers: Study

LONDON, Dec 12:
Researchers have developed a method to restrict the mobility of gut bacteria that are linked to chronic inflammatory bowel disorders that cause stomach and intestinal ulcers, an advance that may lead to new vaccine development strategies.
The researchers, including those from Inserm-The Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale-in France, said patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had reduced diversity of gut bacteria, and excessive levels of microbes with a protein called flagellin, which favours their mobility.
They said the intestinal mucous layers naturally produced antibodies directed against the bacterial flagellin, spontaneously developing immune protection against bacteria that try to penetrate and pass through this barrier. (PTI)