Modulation of human dendritic cell phenotype and function by probiotic bacteria
Could I ask for a better segway? There is no longer any question that the bacterial flora present in the GI tract clearly has the ability to modify the actions of the immune system. This can occur in a positive way, with good, healthy flora, or in a negative way. I would love to see a real push towards educating physicians not about the dangers of antibiotic resistant bacteria, but about the dangers of killing off normal bacterial flora that is supposed to be there.
Modulation of human dendritic cell phenotype and function by probiotic bacteria — Hart et al. 53 (11): 1602 — Gut –