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Link Established Between Gut Microbiota and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

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An international research team led by Éric Boilard of Université Laval has established a link between gut microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. They discovered that a protein, phospholipase A2-IIA, normally present in the gut acts on the microbiota and causes the formation of molecules that exacerbate the symptoms of these diseases.

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