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Breathe easy: microbes protect from allergies

Khosravi, Arya and Mazmanian, Sarkis K. (2012) Breathe easy: microbes protect from allergies. Nature Medicine, 18 (4). pp. 492-494. ISSN 1078-8956. PMCID PMC4122662. doi:10.1038/nm.2723.

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Changes in gut microbial composition have been linked to inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and allergies in humans. A new study shows that pattern recognition of commensal bacteria by B cells reduces allergic inflammation in mice, adding to the mounting evidence for the 'hygiene hypothesis' (pages 538–546).

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Additional Information:© 2012 Nature Publishing Group. Published online 05 April 2012. The authors declare no competing financial interests.
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