Intestinal Microbial Diversity during Early-Life Colonization Shapes Long-Term IgE Levels

@inproceedings{Cahenzli2013IntestinalMD,
  title={Intestinal Microbial Diversity during Early-Life Colonization Shapes Long-Term IgE Levels},
  author={Julia Cahenzli and Yasmin K{\"o}ller and Madeleine Wyss and Markus B Geuking and Kathy D McCoy},
  booktitle={Cell host & microbe},
  year={2013}
}
Microbial exposure following birth profoundly impacts mammalian immune system development. Microbiota alterations are associated with increased incidence of allergic and autoimmune disorders with elevated serum IgE as a hallmark. The previously reported abnormally high serum IgE levels in germ-free mice suggests that immunoregulatory signals from microbiota are required to control basal IgE levels. We report that germ-free mice and those with low-diversity microbiota develop elevated serum IgE… CONTINUE READING
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