In Uveitis, Bacteria in Gut May Instruct Immune Cells to Attack the Eye
NIH Scientists Propose Novel Mechanism to Explain Autoimmune Uveitis
The inflammatory eye disorder autoimmune uveitis occurs when a person’s immune system goes awry, attacking proteins in the eye. What spurs this response is a mystery, but now a study on mice suggests that bacteria in the gut may provide a kind of training ground for immune cells to attack the eye. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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